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10 Houseplants That Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

In News and Tips, Tips by Charlie Cole

January 10th is “Houseplant Appreciation Day”. In honor of this little-known holiday, we wanted to take a closer look at the top ten houseplants that have the ability to naturally improve the air quality in your home. All of these indoor houseplants were analyzed by NASA in 1989. They found that each had a unique way to naturally cleanse the …

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How to Make Your Own Terrarium

In News and Tips, Tips by Charlie Cole

Terrariums are a beautiful addition to desks, dining room tables, and other well-lit spots. Check out our easy step-by-step instructions to learn how to plant a terrarium. Perk Up Your Indoor Space Add a little green to your indoor space with an eye-catching terrarium! Not only are they a great oxygen booster, terrariums are easy to create and can be …

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10 Tasks to Keep Your Garden Growing this Winter

In News and Tips, Tips by Charlie Cole

Winter is certainly the time to dream, plan and prepare for next year’s garden, but there are a number of tasks you can do out in the garden to keep it growing well through the winter months. Let’s take a look at ten ways to maintain your green thumb through the coldest time of year. 1. Dream, scheme and plan …

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Poinsettia Care

In News and Tips, Tips by Charlie Cole

Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) remain one of the most popular holiday flowers. Hybridizers have expanded the range of colors from the familiar red to pastel yellow and vibrant bi-colors. One of the most common questions after Christmas is “How can I care for my poinsettia so that it will bloom again next Christmas?”. While this can be done, it’s a very …

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December Garden Tips

In News and Tips, Tips by Charlie Cole

Get Ready For Winter Clean, oil and store tools for the winter. Prepare snow-blower for winter use. Consider a tune-up and servicing. Apply winter fertilizer on lawn after the last mowing. This can be done around the same time as your lime application. Consolidate all your garden notes for the year-favorite varieties, successful new plants. For The Holidays & After …

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Merry Wreaths

In News and Tips, Tips by Charlie Cole

Sleigh bells jingling; children caroling; the warm, sweet scent of treats fresh from the oven: The winter holidays are a magical time filled with goodwill and the good company of family and friends. Such a special time of year deserves to be celebrated with special decorations. So this season, why not move beyond the old balsam wreath with the large …

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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 …