Recent Blog Posts

  • Get Ready, Get Set, Plant!

    June 1, 2013
    Wouldn't it be lovely if you could just dig a hole, plant your flower and forget about it? But that technique doesn't make a great garden.
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  • Your Tomatoes Need Some Support

    June 1, 2013
    Do all tomato plants need support? In a short answer, no. But here's the real explanation: There are two types of plants, determinate and indeterminate, each with a different growing habit.
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  • The Joy of Bulbs and Tubers

    May 1, 2013
    No other types of plants will give your garden more beauty, or a wider range of variety, color and flowering times than flowering bulbs. They produce flowers of incredible colors from one end of the growing season to the other.
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  • Build a Brick Barbecue

    May 1, 2013
    The benefits of building a brick barbecue are multifold. A brick barbecue can accent your patio beautifully, and the brick design blends well with any garden setting. Not only does it look great, but it can give any ordinary food a delicious flavor.
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  • Mid-Summer Classics

    May 1, 2013
    There are many very attractive bloomers that thrive in the mid-summer heat. Add vibrant reds and yellows for that weekend garden party. Place some softer pastels around your front door and back patio. And remember, summer color is not restricted to just the flower's bloom.
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  • Choosing & Using Spreaders

    April 1, 2013
    No matter what kind of lawn products you use, their performance depends in large measure on the quality of the spreader that you use to apply them. A poor-quality spreader often leaves missed streaks or patches in the lawn where the material is either not applied, or is applied at the wrong rate.
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  • Seeding Your Lawn brought to you by the Scotts Company

    April 1, 2013
    There are three basic things you need to do to get good results when planting grass seed: Buy good seed. Prepare the soil properly. Keep it moist after planting. These are described in detail below. NOTE: In warm-winter climates with lawns of St.
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  • Impatiens Disease - Downy Mildew

    March 11, 2013
    Impatiens have been one of the most popular landscape plants in the garden for years, however Downy Mildew is changing all of that for the once mighty king of annuals. In Michigan most experts thought the disease would never travel this far North.
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  • Combine Annuals and Perennials this Spring

    March 1, 2013
    Have you ever planted a rainbow? The colors you see in the sky after a rain are fleeting, but the hues in your garden can reflect their beauty for entire seasons, even years.
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  • Cutting Comments

    March 1, 2013
    With spring's bloom just weeks away, take a look at your shrubs and consider pruning them. To encourage strong growth, cut away dead, damaged or spindly branches. And if you want to reshape the plant, do it now rather than when foliage starts masking the underlying branch structure.
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