Garden

September 10 2012
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Pruning Your Shrubs and Plants

If you look out your window and see a jungle rather than a landscaped garden, it’s probably time to think about pruning. Regular pruning helps establish shapely shrubs and trees with vigorous, balanced growth. Trimmed shrubs also create structure. By pruning your garden regularly, you can keep the jungle at bay and create a template […]

August 10 2012
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Planning for this Fall – Six Recommended Shrubs

Although the spring season is over, there are plenty of shrubs that blossom for the fall. Warm, beautiful autumn colors can create a welcoming lawn or garden without the need of pastels. The following are recommended shrubs that will still look great in the autumn and keep your lawn looking vibrant. Virginia Sweetspire By the […]

July 25 2012
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How to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden

Butterflies are a beautiful addition to any garden. Every time we see one it brings a smile. They are light as a feather, colorful, happy creatures. But did you know they are the second largest group of animals on earth? Beetles are the largest group, with 300,000 known species. Butterflies and moths come in second, […]

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 […]