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Purple Violas
November 3, 2022

Caring For Violas

There are over 500 different species in the Viola genus, including annuals, perennials, and even some subshrubs. The varieties grown as garden plants are mostly small-flowered annuals or short-lived perennials. Many will self-seed and give you years of delight. Violas are edible flowers and make unexpected garnishes and salad ingredients. They can also be candied for a […]
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Yellow and Purple Pansies
November 3, 2022

Growing Pansies

Pansies are the colorful flowers with “faces.” A cool-weather favorite, pansies are great for both spring and fall gardens!  Good for containers, borders, and as ground cover, they are a go-to flower for reliable color almost year-round. Pansies look pretty on their own in a monochrome scheme or in mixed colors; they also look pretty […]
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Mint Leaves
November 3, 2022

Mint: Info & Care

Growing Mint: – Mint is extremely variable from seed, so choose a plant suited to your preferences and growing conditions. – Mint will grow in partial shade or full sun – Mint roots, which are “runners,” are incredibly invasive and can overtake a flower bed or garden in no time. Choose your location wisely. – […]
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Pumpkin Bird Feeder
October 17, 2022

Pumpkin Recycling

Halloween is approaching, so there’s a good chance you have a pumpkin or two around your house. They make great decorations, but once the carving and trick-or-treating is over, don’t just toss them in the trash. There are lots of great ways to use pumpkins in and around the yard in the weeks ahead. Share […]
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Eggplant on Vine
October 13, 2022

Growing Eggplant

Eggplant is easy to grow, and some varieties are so beautiful they can be used as ornamentals. The flowers come in either purple or white with five lobes, and they give way to the beautiful eggplants that are typically a deep purple color and can come in various sizes and shapes. Eggplant is a fast-growing, […]
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Citronella Plants
October 11, 2022

Citronella Plants: A Natural Mosquito Repellent

Citronella plant is a natural mosquito repellent. These mosquito repelling plants can make your outdoor living experience much better without exposing yourself to harsh chemicals like deet! This pretty plant keeps mosquitoes away and looks nice on your patio or deck in a pot. It has a lovely citrusy aroma and is even deer resistant. […]
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Carved Pumpkins
October 5, 2022

How to Pick the Best Carving Pumpkin

There’s nothing worse than carving a great design in your pumpkin just to have it rot two days later. Follow these tips for picking the perfect carving pumpkin. Pie Pumpkins vs Carving Pumpkins Have you ever seen signs for “Pie Pumpkins” and “Carving Pumpkins?” Farm stands will often label the pumpkins for you to help […]
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Dried Vegetable Seeds
September 28, 2022

Saving Vegetable Seeds

Gardeners tend to be a thrifty lot, and saving seeds from one year to another just makes sense. So, start saving those vegetable seeds! Here’s a quick primer on the benefits of seed-saving and how to know when a seed is ripe. Why Save Seeds? There are three good reasons to learn the technique of seed-saving. Saving […]
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Money Tree
September 15, 2022

Money Tree Info & Care

The money tree, also commonly known as Guiana chestnut, is a species of tree native to Central and South America that has become an attractive houseplant thanks to its hardy nature. First popularized as a houseplant in Taiwan during the 1980s, the money tree is prominent among those who practice feng shui and is believed […]
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