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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!
  • Shade Gardening: Colorful Ferns

    Ferns in Nature Have you ever been hiking in woods that are densely full of trees and underbrush and walked upon an area that was clear? The tree canopies were high and the floor of the forest was covered with a pallet of ferns? Their beautiful green texture provides such a [...] Read Full Article
  • Blooming Now - Crape Myrtles

    A summertime favorite Crape Myrtles are nicknamed the 100 day tree because of the length of it's bloom time. With summer being approximately 93 days and 15.5 hours, they are blooming the entire season. From white to pink, lavender to red there are many different bloom colors to choose from. There [...] 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
  • Blooming Now - Coneflowers

    Echinacea purpurea - Coneflower   Well... Purple coneflowers aren't just purple anymore!  This perennial has long been loved by gardeners, florists, butterflies and hummingbirds for years. And now there are so many beautiful new varieties to choose from in various flower colors and shapes. Echinacea prefer a full sun spot and are quite [...] Read Full Article
  • Happy Hummingbirds

    There's something so exciting about seeing hummingbirds in your backyard. They are beautiful as they dart around from flower to feeder. The dance they perform is unlike any other backyard bird. Attracting them to your garden is fairly easy. You'll have the most success if you hang feeders and also provide [...] Read Full Article
  • Celebrating Hydrangeas

    We love this time of year when the hydrangeas are blooming like crazy! The traditional blue mophead and lacecap hydrangeas kick off the show followed shortly behind by Oakleaf and Panicled varieties like Tardiva. There's no better way to celebrate the hydrangea than by cutting a few blooms to bring inside [...] 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
  • Gardening with Dad

    Who taught you to garden? For me, it was my Dad. My Dad has always gardened and his Dad gardened. When the weather is nice, my Dad comes home from work changes clothes and heads outside where he stays until he can no longer see his hand in front of his [...] 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
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  • Birds & Butterflies

    Ideas for attracting birds & butterflies to your garden.

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