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  • Blog 4 9 18 Moss

    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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    Flying Flowers

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    The butterfly is a flying flower, The flower a tethered butterfly. – Ponce Denis As the rain has abated and warmer, sunny weather has arrived, most people’s perennials have celebrated with lots of gorgeous blooms.  We are seeing tons of phlox, coneflowers, blanket flowers, day lilies, […]

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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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    Bug-free BBQs

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    July brings so many good things: sun, summer vacation, barbecues with friends and family, and lots of flowers.  Unfortunately, it also brings mosquitoes and other unwelcome bugs that like to stick to sunscreened arms and leave itchy bites! If you want to keep your garden […]

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    65 years and still growing!

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    This upcoming week is a special one here at Van Putte — we are celebrating 65 years in business on Tuesday, June 18!  The third generation of Van Puttes (Kyle and Holly) took over from mom and dad (Sue & Carl) this year too, and […]

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    Garden like it’s 1972!

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    Do you remember terrariums?  Wildly popular decades ago, they faded into obscurity as a garden and home decor trend and 40 years later, are making a comeback.  These mini-landscapes are constantly growing and changing, and are a great project for almost anyone.  They range from creative kid […]

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    Sedum is Seriously Cool Stuff

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    So… sedum.  What is it?  It’s this: And this: And this… One more for good measure: Basically, it’s an overarching term for members a very large and hardy group of succulents.  They have water-storing leaves, which makes them a perfect choice for water gardens, rock gardens and super dry areas.  […]

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