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HOUSEPLANT CARE GUIDE

In Blog, News and Tips by Charlie Cole

TIPS FOR KEEPING INDOOR PLANTS HAPPY AND HEALTHY Houseplants can add color, beauty, and character to your living space! Here are a few key tips for keeping houseplants happy and healthy in your home. LIGHT When arranging houseplants in your home, consider their lighting needs. Some plants require lots of direct light to thrive, while others prefer lower levels of indirect light. Put …

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Growing Orchids for Beginners

In Blog, News and Tips by Charlie Cole

So you want an introduction to growing orchids for beginners? You’re in for an adventure, since growing orchids is addictive! I’ll give you some “gateway” orchid care instructions below. Once you know how to grow orchids, they’ll thrive for you, as most are easy to care for. They’ll grow bigger, make more flowers each year, and you’ll be far less …

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Planting Spring Flowering Bulbs – FAQ

In Blog, News and Tips by Charlie Cole

New to planting bulbs? Need helpful guidance and tips to ensure beautiful blooms? Select the Spring Planting Bulbs or Fall Planting Bulbs link below to see a list of frequently asked questions and answers. What are fall planting bulbs? Fall planting bulbs are plant species that need to be planted in the ground in the fall before the first hard …

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6 BEAUTIFUL AND DEER RESISTANT PERENNIALS

In Blog, News and Tips by Charlie Cole

A beautiful garden that returns year after year and repels hungry deer sounds like a dream, but it can be real! Create an entire deer-resistant garden using plants these creatures strongly dislike. Of course, a hungry deer will eat just about anything. These plants repel because they are fragrant, prickly or sap-filled. Utilize them strategically in your garden to keep …

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Reviving Your Turf

In Blog, News and Tips by Charlie Cole

As your lawn endures the trials of job this summer – drought, pestilence and disease – you must hold to the hope that there is a lush, green turf on the other side of this summer. Has your spring turf been reduced to an arid, brown toasty color? If not, you might want to submit your water bills for federal …

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Painting With Plants

In Blog, News and Tips by Charlie Cole

Much like an artist uses oils, the gardener uses plants to paint strokes of color across the landscape. Part of the art and beauty of gardening lies in the ability to combine nature’s hues in a way that delights the eye and engages the viewer. Some instinctively know which colors work well together and the exact shade to use to …