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  • Instead of throwing away your Poinsettia after the holiday season, you can try growing it as a houseplant all year long and then trigger the plant to re-bloom in time for Christmas next year. The colorful bracts (modified leaves) of red or white that you have during the holiday season will naturally begin to fade, […]

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  • Seed Germination Testing

    January 12, 2015
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    Why? To test the quality of seed, to know if your seed is viable and how much you should sow according to your planting needs. Requirements? Heat, moisture, seed, and paper towel (news) Room temperature (between 65-70°) is ideal for most seeds to germinate (Some seeds might require warmer temps to germinate) Moisten the newspaper […]

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  • Winter Gardening

    November 17, 2014
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    If you are not an experienced gardener, growing a garden in the winter months can be challenging. To grow healthy and thriving plants, provide your plants and flowers with nutrients during the fall months, so they are well-prepared for a winter in the freezing soil. Keep an eye on them during the winter to help […]

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  • First Frost

    October 21, 2014
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      Recent hot weather has perhaps lulled us into forgetting that fall is upon us. But, soon, that first frost shall arrive. For gardeners who are prepared, an early frost does not need to halt the gardening season.   The first frost or two is often followed by several weeks of good garden-growing weather. Gardeners […]

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  • Tips for Fall Rose Care

    September 05, 2014
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    Fall is just around the corner.  The change of seasons also changes how you take care of roses.  Stop deadheading.  Allow the roses to form hips or seed pods. This helps signal the rose to slow down in growth.  Tender new growth produced now will not have time to harden off enough to withstand winter […]

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