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Field of Wildflowers
June 3, 2022

Planting for Pollinators

Follow these great tips below for selecting plants and planting a successful pollinator garden. The pollinators will thank you! Why Use Native Perennials? Native wildflowers, particularly perennials, are perhaps the best source of pollen and nectar for pollinators, in both quantity and quality. Other growth forms, such as native trees, shrubs and vines, as well […]
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Seed Starting
June 3, 2022

Garden Planning

Follow along as Mark Adams explains garden planning and how to start your seeds indoors. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting on your green thumb, Mark has tips for you! Indoor Seed Starting   Vegetable Gardening
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Songbirds at Bird Bath
June 3, 2022

Welcome Colorful Birds to Your Garden

Part of the beauty of any landscape is the fascinating wildlife that lives in it, and that includes the beautiful songbirds that flit through it. Wrens, cardinals, swallows, nuthatches and more will fill your garden with their beautiful songs. Attracting backyard birds is as simple as providing them with a few of their favorite native […]
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Cardinal on bird feeder
June 3, 2022

Attracting Songbirds to Your Yard

With growing recognition that our climate is warming, native plants are the best choice for creating bird friendly habitats for the future. Native plants are adapted to temperature extremes of the past and they are the best bet  for future changes because of their long history with local  climates. If you are trying to bring […]
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Cardinal with red birdfeeder
June 3, 2022

Beginner’s Guide to Backyard Bird Feeding

Bird feeding can be a valuable addition to your wildlife gardening. Below is a quick guide to feeding birds year round. When to Feed? In the late spring and throughout the summer, birds have an easier time finding natural food from plants and insects. Still, they will make use of bird feeders year-round and especially […]
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Birds on Branch
June 3, 2022

All About Backyard Birding

Bird feeding can be a valuable addition to your wildlife gardening, but where do you start? With so many varieties of bird houses, seed, suet, flowers and ornamental grasses, it can be hard to decide what you need. To help you on your journey, we’ve gathered some helpful information to guide you on the attracting […]
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Planting Bulbs
June 3, 2022

Planting Spring Bulbs

New to planting bulbs? Need helpful guidance and tips to ensure beautiful blooms? Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions and answers to help you get planting and get growing! What are spring planting bulbs? Spring planting bulbs are bulbs that should be planted in the spring and bloom in the summer. […]
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Testing Soil
June 3, 2022

Testing Your Soil

A soil test measures how acidic or alkaline your soil might be. If your soil has too much of either, plants won’t absorb the nutrients they need. Most plants grow best when the soil pH is in near-neutral, between 6.0 and 7.0, but there are exceptions. Blueberries and potatoes, for example, love acidic soil, so a […]
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Pretty Flower Garden
May 6, 2022

May Garden Checklist

It’s May and all the trees are greening up. Cherry blossom petals scatter on the wind, just as crabapples and dogwoods begin to flower. With the trees and bushes filled with bird song, the grass growing lush and dotted with cheerful dandelions, it’s easy to see why this is a time worth celebrating. And, for […]
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