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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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  • Hopefully you’ve been regularly dead heading and feeding your containers a liquid fertilizer every two weeks. But, by mid-summer even well cared for containers can look a little tired, especially if they have experienced heat or drought. Flowering annuals such as petunias or million bells can be cut back by half. In two weeks they will […]

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  • Pruning with an Undercut

    April 07, 2014
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    Pruning small tree and shrub branches is easy with just one cut of hand pruners. But pruning thick branches is a bit more complicated to do properly and requires several steps, including making an undercut. Pruning, as necessary as it is, leaves tree wounds that can become easy entry ways for diseases or pests to […]

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  • Indoor Garden Pests

    January 10, 2014
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    Early detection is key in controlling the pests commonly found on your house plants.  This means inspecting your plants often to eradicate a pest before it gets out of control.  Heavy infestations may require highly involved treatments, or the threshold may become too extreme with no possible treatment solution if ignored for too long.  A […]

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