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Pansies and Violas

In Pansies and Violas by Thussadmin

Pansies and Violas are hardy plants and will perform best in the cooler weather, even surviving a frost. They like rich, well drained soil and can handle full sun or partial shade. Keeping the soil moist will help prevent the flowers from drooping. Try not to plant them too close together as overcrowding can increase the chance of them getting …

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Ice and Snow

In Winter Damage by Thussadmin

Handling  Winter  Damage Dealing with lots of ice and snow is normal for winters here in our area. Ice can be pretty cruel and devastating to your plants, shrubs and trees. It may be very tempting to go out and break the ice from the branches, but resist doing this as it will more than likely create more damage to …

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Getting your Garden Ready for Winter

In Getting your Garden Ready for Winter by Thussadmin

After a season of enjoying the blooms from your perennial flower garden, late fall is the time to prepare the beds for winter.  Putting the garden to bed for the winter is mostly a matter of cleaning up and covering up. As fall progresses and temperatures drop, plants are preparing for dormancy. Stop Feritilizing Stopping the fertilizing of perennials in late …

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Fall Colour

In Fall Colour by Thussadmin

The best gardens have plants that add shape, color and overall decor in all seasons. Spring and summer can be pretty easy to fill your gardens with color, especially if you use annuals. However, it can take a bit more planning on your part to keep your flower beds looking great during the late summer and well into fall. Perennials …

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Drought Tolerant Plants

In Drought Tolerant Plants by Thussadmin

In order to beat the heat of summer and have a colorful yard or patio all season long, you’ll need to have plants that are tolerant of the high temperatures of summer as well as being somewhat drought tolerant. The following is a partial list of plants having drought tolerant potential, but you must still remember  that all plants will …

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Peppers

In Peppers by Thussadmin

Peppers have a lot going for them. They offer something for everyone: spicy, sweet or hot, and come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes, plus the spicy ones can liven up bland food, making it more satisfying.They’re low in calories and are loaded with good nutrition, specifically two great antioxidants, vitamin C and vitamin A. California Wonder Peppers are …

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Fertilizers

In Fertilizers by Thussadmin

Fertilizing your plants can sometimes be a bit overwhelming if you are unsure of what to use. It is essential though to use fertilizers especially when you are looking to get the best out of your plants as most soils will not provide the essential long term nutrients needed. Whenever you see a fertilizer product, it will usually have three numbers …

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Tomato Blight

In Tomato Blight by Thussadmin

It’s that time of the year again when we are anticipating planting our vegetable gardens! Before you plant your tomatoes here is a bit of info that will hopefully help you to avoid that awful Tomato Blight!  The best way to avoid tomato blight is to prevent it by taking early measures: Cleanup – Since early blight can survive over winter on plant debris …

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Designing your Garden

In Designing your Garden by Thussadmin

“Imagine a beautiful flower garden drenched with color from early spring to fall. What could be better?” Research The best flower garden should incorporate several types of blooms, including seasonal bulbs – tulips and daffodils are often the first signs of spring and they’re a fantastic motivation for the upcoming season, long-living perennials that come back each year – lavender, sedum, salvia and phlox to name …