Recent Blog Posts

  • Saving Summer's Bloom

    August 1, 2013
    You'd need a greenhouse to enjoy fresh blossoms year-round, but drying flowers can help preserve their memory for you throughout the winter. Start by picking the flowers you want to save at the height of their beauty, around midday when there's little moisture trapped inside the petals.
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  • Build a Vine-Covered Archway to your Yard

    August 1, 2013
    How to Enjoy a Fine Vine all Summer Long Often located at the entrance to a garden or patio area, a "pergola" is a vine-covered gateway that's crawling with flowering vines and can help even a small space feel distinctive.
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  • Killer Bee Attacks and Facts

    July 1, 2013
    In summer you're outdoors a lot, in the yard, on picnics, hiking and camping. It's easy to accidentally disturb a bee hive which can be serious, especially if they attack in numbers. If this isn't bad enough a new, tougher bee is here and these killer bees are spreading fast.
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  • Watering Words of Wisdom

    July 1, 2013
    Spring is the time for preparing beds and planting, and fall's time may be taken up with harvesting and other chores. But summer gardening can be pretty tedious, especially when you hit a dry spell: water, water, water.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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