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Wave Petunias

In Wave Petuniasby Thussadmin

Wave: The original spreading petunia grows low & wide with a height of 4-6 inches and a 3-4 foot spread Shock Wave:  this is a well branched, mounded plant with a height of 7-10 inches and flower heads around 1.5 to 2-inch flowers, spreading 2-3 feet wide. The Shockwave has smaller flowers than the rest of the waves. Easy Wave: Grows more …

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Gardening Terms

In Gardening Termsby Thussadmin

Dazzle your friends, and yourself, with your knowledge of gardening terms!   Annual – a plant that grows, flowers and produces seeds all in one season. It does not survive the winter and must be planted new each year. Perennial – Plants that survive for many growing seasons. Generally the top portion of the plant dies back each winter and regrows …

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Strawberries

In Strawberriesby Thussadmin

Kent Strawberries Strawberries are a much loved fruit and are the perfect treat to satisfy a sweet tooth and they also pack a powerful punch of nutrients rich in Vitamin C, fiber and potassium! Planting: You can plant your strawberry roots as soon as the soil has warmed. Keep the roots slightly moist and cool before planting, and choose a …

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Onion Sets

In Onion Setsby Thussadmin

 Our  onion  sets  have  arrived! Onions are such a versatile vegetable! They are used in so many recipes, and growing your own means you’ll always have them on hand. They are easy to grow from baby onions, which are called sets. Onions need a sunny, sheltered site with well-drained soil. Before planting you can add some compost to enrich the …

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Pansies and Violas

In Pansies and Violasby 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 Damageby 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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Drought Tolerant Plants

In Drought Tolerant Plantsby 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 Peppersby 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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Designing your Garden

In Designing your Gardenby 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 …