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Playing in the Dirt Blog from Pike Nurseries

Timely tips and ideas throughout the year to inspire you and help you succeed while Playing in the Dirt!
  • Thanksgiving Table

    Thanksgiving Table Decorating Ideas   Looking for something to decorate your table for Thanksgiving? The garden is a great place to start. Pick fall leaves, acorns, pine cones, berries, fruit, herbs, and fall flowers. Here are some ideas to get you started.   Fall Leaves Bundle a group of leaves together and place in several [...] Read Full Article
  • 10 Ways to Use Rosemary

    10 Ways to Use Rosemary Rosemary is a hardy evergreen shrub that is easy to grow and is also very useful. Among it many uses, it's prized in the culinary world for its flavorful leaves. It also has a lovely fragrance and pretty small blue flowers in spring. While there are [...] Read Full Article
  • We Love Fall

    We Love Fall There are many reasons to love fall... cooler weather, football, apple cider, Halloween and Thanksgiving.   But, just take a look outside, and you'll see why we love fall! Trees and shrubs are turning brilliant shades of red, gold, and orange. While spring is a beautiful season, fall [...] 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
  • Living Lanterns

    Living Lanterns Okay...we're warning you!!... If you plant Living lanterns in your fall container gardens you will be asked by everyone who sees it... "Ooooh what is that?" and "Where did you get it?" So, here's a little information that you can pass along when you are asked.   About Living Lanterns They are [...] Read Full Article
  • Fall is for Planting

    Fall is for Planting There is no better time to plant almost anything than in the fall. Plants that are planted in the fall have an optimum amount of time to develop a new healthy root system before the hot days of the following summer.    What should you plant in fall? Flowering plants [...] Read Full Article
  • Blooming Now - Sedum

    Blooming Now - Sedum Sedums are a diverse group of plants that range from ground hugging varieties to upright varieties. Commonly called stonecrop, they are succulent plants that hold water in their leaves, making them very drought tolerant. They prefer full sun and well draining soil. This time of the year many [...] Read Full Article
  • Re-blooming Azaleas

    Re-blooming Azaleas The sight of azaleas blooming has long been a sign that spring is here. Well, azaleas aren't just for spring anymore! If you look around in late summer and fall you will see azaleas blooming again. The Encore Azaleas and the newer Bloom-a-Thon azaleas both bloom in the spring and [...] Read Full Article
  • Orchid Gardens

    Orchid Gardens  Orchids are beautiful long lasting flowers. They bloom for weeks and even months at a time. And, they are actually quite easy to grow! Just place them in a spot in your home that receives bright but indirect light and water them once a week.  A great way to show [...] Read Full Article
  • Birdbaths for Bathing Beauties

    Birdbaths for Bathing Beauties Watching birds splash around in a bird bath is a treat to watch. And, anyone, wanting to invite birds into their back yard will want to add a bird bath. Bird baths are shallow water-filled vessels placed in outdoor spaces for birds. Birds will use bird baths for [...] Read Full Article
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  • Birds & Butterflies

    Ideas for attracting birds & butterflies to your garden.

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