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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 …

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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 …