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  • Cold Crops

    March 08, 2012
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    Old crop (also called cool season) vegetables grow best in the cooler part of the growing season, in fact most cold crops appreciate a frost or two. The cool weather provides a better, almost sweetened flavor to the crop, where-as if these same crops were grown in summer they might taste bitter.

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  • Deciduous Interest

    December 05, 2011
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    Perhaps you have already purchased your winter greens, scavenged branches from local Christmas tree farms, and are looking for accents that wont cost you an arm and a leg; deciduous trees and shrubs could be your solution. Interesting colored stems could be a natural focal point for a wreath or centerpiece, contorted branches could be a great insert into your containers, and never forget the added essence of berries and nuts in your winter displays.

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  • Winter is approaching rapidly but the work of the gardener is never done. Some of the most interesting aspects of your garden can be presented during the winter months. Dormancy is one of the best times to sharpen up the shears and head outdoors. The pruning of needled evergreens is best done in the late winter/early spring and definitely not advisable passed the beginning of June for many species (except for pinching), however, there is an added benefit when pruning right before the holiday season.

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  • Fall Watering for Trees

    October 18, 2011
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    Contrary to popular belief, fall is still a good time for watering your trees. When it is winter trees are not able to access water, so it is important that you are watering your trees in the fall, especially if rain is scarce.

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  • The weather here in March may be a bit cool, windy, and rainy but don’t let that stop you from getting outside to clean up your garden for spring. Here are 5 important things to do now before it does get warm out and becomes too late to don’t forget these important garden chores.

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