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Most Birds Say “We Love Sunflower Seeds”

In Blog, Garden Blog, Garden Tips, News and Tips by Charlie Cole

The seed that attracts the widest variety of birds, and so the mainstay for most backyard bird feeders, is sunflower. Other varieties of seed can help attract different types of birds to round out your backyard visitors. In general, mixtures that contain red millet, oats, and other “fillers” are not attractive to most birds and can lead to a lot of …

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February Featured Houseplant: Aloe Vera

In Blog, Garden Blog, Garden Tips, News and Tips by Charlie Cole

Aloe (Aloe spp.), an easy-care succulent, has distinctive elongated leaves that fan out in a vase shape from a central base. Try smaller varieties such as Aloe vera on a sunny kitchen window. Aloes work nicely in dish gardens and in rooms with Southwestern decor. Keep the spiky leaves away from high-traffic areas. The aloe vera plant is an easy, attractive …

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It’s Time To Plan Your Spring Veggie Garden

In Blog, News and Tips by Charlie Cole

What should I plant? How much should I plant? And where should I plant it? If you’re new to gardening—and even if you’re not—starting your garden can, at times, feel overwhelming. The good news? You don’t have to be a master gardener to create a garden plan that yields a healthy harvest. Here are a few tips to help you …

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How to Care for Garden Tools

In Blog, News and Tips by Charlie Cole

Properly caring for your tools will ensure that you enjoy gardening with them for many seasons to come. 5 can-do tool-care tips Easiest of all, maybe: Simply rinse soil off digging tools after each use, by making a pit stop at the garden hose. Dry thoroughly. A stiff brush hanging by the tap would make for even more thorough cleaning. …

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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 …