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    Take Advantage of the Cold Wet Spring!

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    We are way behind last year as far as our spring temperatures are concerned.   Many things that occur in Nature are directly dependent upon temperature. Insects emerging from the soil, eggs hatching, crabgrass and other weeds germinating, flowers and leaves appearing on your shrubs […]

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    Herbs: Are You Going To Scarborough Fair?

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    I’m sure you remember the famous Simon & Garfunkel version of the old English ballad Scarborough Fair. It contains the refrain “parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme” which was also the title of their well received 1966 album. These famous lyrics immortalized these four widely grown […]

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    Got Moss in Your Yard?

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    A yearly spring problem that virtually everyone has is an explosion of moss and other like weeds in lawns, ornamental beds, flower and vegetable gardens. This is due to the previous years above average precipitation. The reports of a moss invasion were everywhere last year […]

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    Love Your Ash Tree?

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    The calendar has shown the passing of the Vernal Equinox (1st day of spring) at 12:15 PM EDT on March 20th just a short time ago; Mother Nature is fighting the spring like weather this season, but sooner or later it’ll come. There is an […]

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    How To Avoid Common Seed Starting Problems

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    Growing plants from seed is fun and easy but even experienced gardeners can sometimes run into problems. Here are some common seed starting issues and possible solutions for them. Light: Providing adequate light is critical to growing sturdy seedlings. Grow lights can supplement your natural […]

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    Seed Starting Tips

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    Our customers have already been coming in for their seeds and seed starting accessories. Now is the time to select your seed packs and start your seedlings indoors. It’s a lot of fun too! First you have to decide what plants you want to grow […]

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    Tools of the Trade

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    Days are shortening and the weather is cooling off so you know what that means… time to get back into the garden after sitting back and enjoying those summer perennials!  Fall is an extremely important time of year for garden maintenance, and the preparation work done in […]

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    Wildlife in the Garden

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    We’ve had quite a few wildlife visitors to the garden center this season along with the usual insects, bees and so forth — gotta love those pollinators!  Here are a few of our favorites, in no particular order…

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    Mum’s the Word: Secrets of Hardy Mums

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    The year-round gardener knows that when the weather starts cooling off at night and families are thinking back-to-school, it’s the right time to begin thinking about autumn gardens.  For many folks, hardy mums are an indispensable part of a fall garden — gorgeous color and abundances of […]

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    Green Thumbs @Home

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    Generally, taking your work home with you is a bad thing, but at Van Putte’s, we’ve all got our green thumbs at work even at home.  Check out this gallery of a few of our staff members’ gardens.  We can generally find a way to garden […]

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