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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!
  • Decorating for Christmas

    Decorating for Christmas Decorating your home for Christmas is a great way to get in the holiday spirit. Here are some handy tips and ideas to make decorating simple and easy.   Outside Start at the curb. Greet your neighbors with Christmas cheer by decorating your mailbox. Keep it simple by adding a swag or [...] Read Full Article
  • Oh Christmas Tree

    Choosing the Perfect Christmas Tree Christmas is a time of family traditions and it starts with choosing the perfect Christmas tree. Nothing says Christmas like the scent of a fresh-cut Christmas tree. Here are some tips for choosing the best, freshest Christmas tree. Purchase a Christmas tree that is being kept in [...] Read Full Article
  • 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

    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. Plant spring blooming [...] Read Full Article
  • Sedum

    Blooming Now - Sedum (September) 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 [...] 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
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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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