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Amaryllis Planting and Care

In News and Tips, Tips by Charlie Cole

Amaryllis Quick Tips: Planting Period: October until the end of April. Flowering Period:  Late December until the end of June. Flowering time is 7-10 weeks. Larger bulbs produce more flowers. Always store un-planted bulbs in a cool place between 40-50 deg. F. Amaryllis-One of a Kind Of all flowering bulbs, amaryllis are the easiest to bring to bloom.  This can …

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Planting a Live Christmas Tree

In News and Tips, Tips by Charlie Cole

Family traditions are a big part of the holiday season. Many families have created landscapes that are planted with evergreens from Christmas past. Memories grow on with Spruce, Fir and Pines that were once a part of the holiday festivities. Properly planned, a live tree can be decorated, enjoyed and eventually planted in the space of three to four weeks …

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Keep that greenery fresh this holiday season

In News and Tips, Tips by Charlie Cole

The holiday season is fast approaching and soon it will be time to deck the halls with decorative greenery and boughs of holly. To make sure all your garland, swags, trees and kissing balls look their best make sure to use an anti-dessicant such as Wilt-Pruf® to keep your greens from drying out. This is also a helpful tip for …

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Water Garden Care: Fall-Winter

In News and Tips, Tips by Charlie Cole

Cleaning the Pond (Sept-Nov) Clean out any debris that may have fallen into the pond and sunk to the bottom. Decaying materials, such as leaves and twigs, release gases that are harmful or fatal to fish, should the surface become covered with ice. You may have to drain the pond to accomplish this task. Should you decide to drain the …

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October Tips

In News and Tips, Tips by Charlie Cole

• Mulch in spring-planted trees and shrubs. Don’t permit them to get too dry; water them throughly and deeply • Start amaryllis and paperwhite narcissus for holiday blooms. (Allow 5-6 weeks for paperwhites and 12 weeks for amaryllis). • Apply fall lawn fertilizer at this time • Apply lime to lawns to raise pH. A 50# bag of lime will …

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Bonsai for Beginners

In News and Tips, Tips by Charlie Cole

“Bonsai is not a race, nor is it a destination. It is a never-ending journey.” Don’t let the fact that ‘bon-sai’ is an art studied and refined for many centuries scare you off, because you are perfectly capable to learn how to grow Bonsai trees without green thumbs. Make sure to pick the right tree species for your surroundings and …

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Six Steps to Renovating Your Lawn

In News and Tips, Tips by Charlie Cole

Summer heat can take a toll on your lawns  The heat and dry conditions After a visit from the “lawn doctor” was the prognosis intensive care? Where is the green that lifts our spirits? The answer is in 6 easy steps to renovation your lawn. Maintaining a healthy turf is a great way to get outdoors. When you’re done, your …