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By the Light of the Silvery Moon

In News, News and Tips by Charlie Cole

Although gardeners often dream of sun-splashed borders filled with stately perennials, many are discovering that their daisies, daylilies, and daffodils are working overtime, bringing the garden to light…at night! Welcome to the world of the garden after dark. With busy families finding fewer daylight hours to enjoy their gardens, it makes perfect sense to create a moonlight retreat in which …

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Hydrangea Care Questions and Answers

In News, News and Tips by Charlie Cole

My hydrangea grows beautiful green leaves, but I haven’t seen any blooms yet. How do I get my hydrangea to bloom? There are a few main reasons that you may not see blooms on your hydrangea bushes: sun exposure, over-watering and over-fertilizing. Endless Summer® hydrangeas prefer morning sun and afternoon dappled shade. If they are planted in full sun, it …

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Shade Plants Put on a Show!

In News, News and Tips by Charlie Cole

Shade plants offer much more color and variety than most of us imagine. Your best bet is to stick with plants that note full or part shade. We find good definitions to be 0-2 hours of sun for shade and 2-4 for part shade, and like some light and bright tones to punctuate shade. Almost all spring bulbs work in …

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Get Your Garden Back to its Roots by Incorporating Native Plants!

In News, News and Tips by Charlie Cole

Lured by the gorgeous new offerings each season in glossy garden catalogues and magazines, you might be tempted to choose plants not well suited to your area – an expensive and time-consuming error. High-maintenance plants, artificially kept going by herculean efforts and costly fertilizers, can also be discouraging as they often do not survive. More and more, amateur and professional …

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Butterfly Gardens: Bring Winged Beauties to Your Yard

In News, News and Tips by Charlie Cole

Butterfly gardens provide food and sanctuary for many vibrant species of Lepidoptera. This type of garden can be planted in even the busiest urban location. Offering even a small habitat can help support the butterfly population in your area. A container garden consisting of a few carefully selected bushes and flowering plants may be all it takes to attract these …

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Fragrant Gardens Can Make Your Life Heavenly

In News, News and Tips by Charlie Cole

Fragrant gardens are becoming very popular with home owners. Human beings are very sensitive to smells, both pleasant ones and unpleasant ones. We use all kinds of means to dispel the smells from our bathrooms from using spray scents to deodorants to ceiling exhaust fans. At the same time, the number of fragrances available in perfumes is enormous, not just …

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September Gardening Tips

In News, Tips by admin

Fall is a great time to plant trees, shrubs, bareroot perennials and bulbs. Start pansy & viola seed for bloom next spring Watch your compost pile. This is a good time to add an activator for brown leaves & lawn trimmings Check your lawn for grub activity. Sure signs are brown patches of lawn with turf that you can peel …