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    Protect Your Shrubs & Trees From Winter’s Savage Wind

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      Now that we’ve had our first taste of winter, it’s time to think about protecting your woody plants from winter damage. When winter winds blow air over the leaf or needle surface, it pulls moisture out at a time when the roots are incapable […]

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    Prepare Your Garden For Winter

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    Autumn is a fantastic time for gardening. Take advantage of our warm soil temperatures which run 60 degrees and warmer. There is plenty of time to plant perennial shrubs, trees, herbaceous perennials, winter annuals, and spring flowering bulbs.  Following some basic fall garden tips will […]

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    Pruning, Deadheading, Pinching; Oh My!

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    Pruning For many gardening enthusiasts, pruning non-woody, herbaceous plants like annuals, perennials, herbs, and vegetables is not a common practice. However, a little “haircut” at planting time can make a huge difference in the health and vigor of your plants. Pruning influences growth, the abundance […]

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    Gardening; Better For You Than You Thought!

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    Those of us that have been gardening for multiple decades will tell you that gardening is good for you. Doubting Thomas will say that’s because we enjoy it and it makes us happy. I’m here to tell you that there’s more to it than that, […]

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    Container Planting, Freedom to grow anything!

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    Planting above ground containers affords gardening aficionados tremendous flexibility in what can be grown verses in the ground garden beds that may be limited by location and light exposure. Anything that grows in the earth can be grown in containers of suitable size. You have […]

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    Tackle Early Spring Chores

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    As the first days of warmth elevate our spirits and we anxiously look forward to spring weather, there are a couple of important things to put on your “to-do-list” in preparation for the growing season. Wait until soils have had a chance to dry a […]

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    Understanding Seed Catalogs

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      Now is the time of year that gardening enthusiasts always look forward to; seed catalogs begin arriving in our mail boxes and we flip through their pages or check out the seed racks at Van Putte Gardens and dream about our summer gardens. With […]

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    Seed Starting Time; Right Around the Corner

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    Now is the time to think about getting ready for seed starting. Growing your own plants from seed is a lot of fun and economical.  It allows you to have a diverse selection of flowers and vegetables at “pennies on the dollar” when compared to […]

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    Late Winter Bird Feeding

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    It’s not too late: Many folks believe (because they heard it somewhere) that you should not feed the birds during the winter months. Nothing could be farther from the truth; especially if you enjoy having many varieties in your yard come springtime. In autumn many […]

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    Amazon Warriors of the Insect World

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    Last week we talked about the tiny “sap sucking” spider mites and how to control them; this week we’ll tackle one of the more interesting group of insect pests. When things get hot, Aphid populations explode! They’re the Amazon Warriors of the insect world. During […]

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