Garden

July 17 2012
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Controlling Weeds

You love your lawn and garden, but you hate those pesky weeds! They pop up all over the place and are quick to grow. How can you get rid of them? Here we share some tips and information about preventing and removing weeds. You can always hand pull or dig weeds out but you have […]

June 24 2012
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Creating a Window Box Part II: Enhance Your Home

Nothing brightens a drab area or the front of your home like an array of colorful flowers and green plants. Window boxes are a fairly simple and popular way to beautify the outside of your home. In a separate article, we gave you ideas for what to plant in your window box. Miniature roses, pansies, […]

May 03 2012
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What Gives Flowers Their Color?

We take colors for granted. They enrich our world and provide beauty every day.  Colors come from pigments and most flower colors come from the pigments known as anthocyanins.  These are classified as chemicals called flavonoids and result in pink, red, blue and purple coloring in flowers. Oranges and yellows are from a type of […]

April 29 2012
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CREATING A COMPOST HEAP – Fertilizer for a Rich Lawn and Garden

Today’s society more than ever is concerned with being “green”—reusing, recycling, and conserving. The less resources we use the more there will be for future generations. Making a compost heap is a very green thing to do. Rather than buying fertilizers or buying new plants frequently because you haven’t fertilized the plants you have, you […]

April 18 2012
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Fun with Full Sun! Summer Landscaping

With spring upon us, the sun is out, and the flowers are growing. Wondering what to grow in your garden? For summer, you may want to pick plants that can withstand the harsh rays and limited water. For the average human, four to six hours of pure sunlight each day may translate to one heck […]

February 03 2012
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Best Plants for the Northeast

Taking care of a garden can be a lot of hard work! The Northeast weather can take a toll on your plants and shrubs – especially if you’ve made the wrong selection of plants for this climate. Fortunately, there are plants that require low maintenance that will make your yard beautiful without a lot of […]