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Lantana

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If a hot, dry spot in your garden is a problem, then Lantana is the answer to every gardener’s prayers. It requires amazingly little care or maintenance, yet it produces colorful blooms all summer long. This hardworking plant thrives with little moisture in full, hot sun. It’s also easy to grow and extremely attractive to pollinators. It’s common to see …

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Container Gardening

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Pots overflowing with colorful flowers and lush foliage improve any deck, patio or balcony. Container gardening allows anyone to enjoy the pleasure of growing plants. In the sun, try a fragrant pot of lavender that honey bees will love. In the shade, beautiful hostas and begonias will thrive. The secret to creating a professional looking container is to leave no …

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Hydrangeas

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Of all the flowering shrubs this has always been a show stopper! They are long living shrubs that bloom most of the summer and well into fall. With so many new varieties and colours to choose from you’re certain to find one that is right for you! PLANTING Most hydrangeas thrive in rich and moist soils. They love water! Adding …

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Designing your Garden

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“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 …

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Herbs

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Growing herbs is a simple way to add edible plants to your garden. Most herbs are very versatile, and grow well in the ground or in containers. They also mix nicely with either perennial or annual flowers in your garden. A few square feet allotted to growing herbs outside the kitchen window or along the patio can also serve the needs …

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Rhubarb

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Rhubarb is an easy plant to grow and if you get the conditions right at the start it will be relatively trouble free for many years. It is a plant that looks fantastic in the vegetable garden with its large leaves and striking red stems but also gives you a sweet and tasty treat when there is little else to …

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Perlite vs. Vermiculite

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Perlite & Vermiculite are both volcanic in origin and both are put into potting mixes to provide additional air space and to lighten things up so the soil is not too dense and heavy for the plants roots. Perlite does not provide any nutritional benefit and can collect fluoride if the water contains it.  That means that flouride will increase …

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Growing Asparagus

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As a perennial vegetable, you’ll be able to look forward to its early appearance each spring. Once your plants are established, you don’t want weeds getting the best of them. Clean the weeds away by hand, taking care to not disturb the roots will encourage vigorous growth. The size of the garden bed is at your discretion and depends on …

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Gardening Terms

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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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Seed Potatoes

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Seed Potatoes are one of the easiest vegetables to grow. Even though they are referred to as seed potatoes you are actually planting a piece of a potato, because they are not true to seed. When selecting potatoes to plant it is not recommended that you try growing ones from the grocery store. Grocery produce is often treated with a …