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How to Attract Birds

In News and Tips, Tips by Charlie Cole

Overview of the Four Requirements for Attracting Backyard Birds Wild birds require four things to be attracted to a backyard: food, water, shelter and nesting sites. If you make each of these four things available, you will be amazed at how many different species of birds become regular backyard guests. Food A good food source is the most important thing …

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Growing flowering plants from seed: Easier than you think!

In News and Tips, Tips by Charlie Cole

Do you envision your garden to be a lush haven with an abundance of healthy plants and colorful flowers, with a constant show of hardy perennials and cheery annuals? Or do you see your dream garden filled with an abundance of vegetables and herbs, including some of the popular heirloom varieties of tomatoes, peppers or eggplant? Whatever your dreams and …

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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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Planting a Live Christmas Tree

In Blog, News and 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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Poinsettia Care

In Blog, News and 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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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 …