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Read tips and advice for general garden care.
  • Gardening in Small Spaces

    Sometimes less can be more! A small space shouldn't limit your garden or your imagination—hanging baskets, containers, window boxes, espaliered fruit trees….they're all great ways to made a big gardening impact – even on the most limited high rise balcony!  Here are some considerations and expert techniques when planning your small [...] Read Full Article
  • Summer Garden Care Tips

    Summertime, and the livin’ is easy with these tips and tricks for a beautiful summer garden.   Water  Water Deeply Once a Week: It’s critically important to keep your garden deeply watered during these hot dry days.  Watering deeply also permits you to water less often while your plants develop a healthy deep [...] Read Full Article
  • Determining Cold Damage

    Determining Cold Damage The record breaking freezing temperatures this past winter caused damage to many plants that make it through most winters unscathed.  Some of the damage was immediately apparent. The fleshy stems of the aloe in the photo to the left, showed severe damage within the first 24 hours. All turgidity [...] Read Full Article
  • Fall Clean Up Made Easy

    Fall Clean Up Made Easy   Fall is a great time to work in the garden. It's pleasant outside in the crisp and cool air. Spend a little time cleaning your garden now and keep it healthier and looking fresh through the winter.  1. Tools  Choose the right tools for your fall clean up [...] Read Full Article
  • Rain and your Garden

    For so many years here in the southeast we have had a rain deficit. As gardeners, we've learned alot about drought tolerant plants and methods for successful gardening using less water and using reclaimed water. This year has painted a very different story for us. We've had an abundance of rain [...] Read Full Article
  • Fertilizer Basics

    Fertilizer basics Pick up a box or bag of fertilizer and you'll notice three numbers. Like, 10-10-10 or 15-30-15. Those numbers represent the ratio of Nitrogen (N), Phosphorous (P), and Potassium (K) that are in that bag or box of fertilizer. So, in a bag of 10-10-10 you have an even [...] Read Full Article
  • Pruning - the May Rule

    Knowing what needs to be pruned and when is a question we are asked from gardeners all the time. It can be confusing and even scary when you think about it. You wonder am I pruning at the wrong time; am I going to keep my plant from blooming? There's [...] Read Full Article
  • Ladybugs

    There are many reasons to love Ladybugs Ladybugs are members of the beetle family. Legend has it that the name ladybug came from European farmers, during the middle ages, who prayed to the Virgin Mary for help when their crops were being destroyed by insects. Ladybugs came and ate the harmful [...] Read Full Article
  • Deer-Resistant Plants

    The Buck Stops Here! Hungry deer can be a real problem in your garden and landscape. They can devastate annual beds and perennials overnight. If you're having a problem with deer feeding in your garden there are a couple of things you can do to lessen the damage. Choose deer-resistant plants: Keep in [...] Read Full Article
  • Five Gardening Basics

    Are you new to gardening or maybe you could use a refresher course on planting before spring? Here's a handy list of 5 gardening basics to get you started on any garden project. 1. Sunlight -  Examine the location where you want your new plants or garden and determine the sunlight [...] Read Full Article
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