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Timely tips and ideas throughout the year to inspire you and help you succeed while Playing in the Dirt!
  • One Door Three Ways

    A wreath, garland, and pots is all you need to create a festive Christmas doorway in any style. Here we take those elements and show them in a traditional, natural, and whimsical design. What's your favorite style?         Get the [...] Read Full Article
  • Christmas from the Garden

    The Holly and the Ivy aren't the only greenery that can be cut from the garden to use in Christmas decorations. There are many evergreens, berries, and branches that make beautiful and fresh displays. It's also quite fun and rewarding to walk through your garden with your pruners cutting from [...] Read Full Article
  • Deck the Halls

      Decking your home for Christmas with fresh garland adds beauty and fragrance. Garland can be used to decorate indoors and out. Drape garland on your mantle, adorn your doorway, wrap it around your staircase and your mailbox. The options are endless.   Types of Garland Cedar Garland is the easiest type of fresh garland [...] Read Full Article
  • Beautiful Blooming Bulbs for Christmas

    Each year at Christmas time, you've probably been in a friend or family member's home who has beautiful blooming Amaryllis and fragrant Paperwhites blooming indoors. Now is the time to plant Amaryllis and Paperwhites, if you want to have them blooming in your home this year. It takes about 6 [...] Read Full Article
  • Caring for Air Plants

      Tillandsias - Airplants Air plants, also called tillandsias, are an easy to grow. Their unique and stylish appearance and growth habit make them a conversation starter. They can add a bit of whimsy or elegance to any room depending on the way you choose to display them. And, they are happy [...] Read Full Article
  • Maize Craze

    Indian corn has always been a favorite to use as a fall decoration. It has colorful kernels that beautifully represent the harvest season. Here are some quick and easy ideas for using Indian Corn.   Tie three cobs of Indian corn together with ribbon or raffia and hang them as a swag [...] Read Full Article
  • All You Can Carry Pumpkins

    Every year its so much fun to watch everyone who comes into our Pike Pumpkin Patches take the All You Can Carry Pumpkin Challenge. The challenge is... you can buy all the medium sized pumpkins you can carry at once for just 19.99! Have you taken the challenge? Tell us how [...] Read Full Article
  • Fall Bulbs for Spring Blooms

    Now is the time to plant fall bulbs. It can be confusing when you hear someone refer to fall bulbs because you might think that means bulbs that bloom in the fall. But, actually fall bulbs are bulbs that you plant in fall so that you have blooms in spring. Planting [...] Read Full Article
  • National Apple Month

    October is National Apple Month and that has us thinking about apple pies, apple tarts, candied apples, and hot apple cider. Doesn't that have your mouth watering? With so many yummy apple dishes to make and enjoy, why not plant a tree and grow your very own apples? Choose an Apple Tree New Apples  Urban [...] Read Full Article
  • 31 Days of Pumpkins

    31 days of pumpkins... Pumpkin lovers wait all year for pumpkin season. We just can't get enough pumpkins... and they are only here for a limited time! 80% of the annual pumpkin crops are available in the month of October. So let's take advantage of the season and use those pumpkins [...] Read Full Article
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  • Birds & Butterflies

    Ideas for attracting birds & butterflies to your garden.

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  • Garden Care

    Read tips and advice for general garden care.

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  • Trees & Shrubs

    Learn more about the best trees and shrubs for your yard and the best practices for caring for specific trees and shrubs.

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  • Container Gardening

    Learn about container gardening with articles on making your own container garden, caring for container gardens and more!

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  • Holidays

    Ideas for holiday decor and gifts!

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  • Annuals & Perennials

    Read about the best annuals and perennials for your garden and how to keep them looking beautiful.

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  • Indoor Gardens

    Ideas for enjoying an indoor garden.

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  • Edible Gardening

    Click to read more about different types of edible gardens and how to start your own!

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  • Shade Gardening

    Learn the best tips for shade gardening!

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  • Outdoor Living

    Tips and ideas for enjoying some outdoor living.

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