Tag: gardening

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 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 21 2012
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Lawn Fertilizers – Types and Uses

If you are not happy with your lawn—maybe you have bare patches—your grass is too thin—or you would like to make it greener – try fertilizing. Using fertilizer can address these issues. So you head off to get some fertilizer and then you realize that there are different types: dry fertilizers that are powdery or […]

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 […]