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Pike Nurseries Playing in the Dirt Blog

Timely tips and ideas throughout the year to inspire you and help you succeed while Playing in the Dirt!
  • 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
  • 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
  • Let us Grow Lettuce

    Why grow salad? Fresh produce tastes better than store-bought produce and is more cost efficient. Just snip off what you want to eat and leave the rest for next time. You can also harvest extra and keep it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. It's also worry-free: you can [...] Read Full Article
  • Fall in Love with Fall

    Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer which means it’s time to start celebrating fall. That means it's time to bring home colorful fall flowers, plant fall edibles, and decorate with fall decor.   Celebrate with Fall Flowers Chrysanthemums (Mums) - are the official flower of fall. They are a beautiful way [...] Read Full Article
  • Mums the Word

    The mums have arrived and are filling our greenhouses with color! Each year they signal that fall is coming! They are a quick and easy way to add fall color to your garden, patio, or porch. 1 Minute Mums If you need instant impact and only have one minute to spare choose [...] Read Full Article
  • 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
  • Growing Orchids

    Orchids are one of the most popular houseplants. They are elegant and graceful, yet overall easy to care for. An orchid is also a great gift that blooms much longer than cut flowers, and they can bloom again and again. Most “houseplant” orchids are epiphytic (they grow naturally in trees similar [...] 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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