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Carrots in Ground
September 15, 2022

3 Ways to Overwinter Root Vegetables

There’s nothing quite like pulling a homegrown carrot from the soil for a Valentine’s Day celebration with your sweetheart. If you’ve never managed this feat, perhaps this will be your year. Overwintering root vegetables is easier than you think, if you employ a successful overwintering strategy. While many gardeners store harvested root crops in their […]
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Fall Composting
September 1, 2022

Fall Composting

As autumn progresses, gardeners begin wondering what to do with all the plant parts that need to be pruned off, and later, all the leaves that will fall. A great alternative to those landscape waste bags is to recycle right in your own yard and benefit from all that free organic matter. Composting is not something […]
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Autumn Joy Sedum
August 30, 2022

Autumn Joy Sedum

This sturdy perennial is as tough as they come. Clumping foliage displays large, plate-like flower clusters that start pink, then gracefully age to rosy russet-red in the fall. A fine addition to the rock garden or mixed border. Succulent foliage will die back to the ground in cold winter regions, but will re-emerge in early […]
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Blazing Star Liatris Spicata
August 23, 2022

Blazing Star Liatris Spicata

Liatris spicata, commonly called Blazing Star, is a tall, upright, clump-forming perennial. It features spikes of rounded, fluffy, deep purple flower heads atop rigid, leafy flower stalks. One or more stalks arise from a tuft of narrow, grass-like, medium green leaves. Stem leaves gradually decrease in size toward the top. Summer bloomer. The feathery flower […]
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Aloe Vera Plant
August 19, 2022

Growing and Using Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is commonly grown as a houseplant and gained favor because the gel from its leaves makes a soothing skin salve (although some people are actually irritated by the gel). It has thick, succulent leaves that are plumped up with a watery gel. The leaves grow from the base of the plant, in a […]
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Croton Houseplant
August 19, 2022

Growing Tropical Croton

The croton appears to have it all: colorful foliage, nearly limitless leaf forms and even a cultish following. But these plants have a drawback: They’re difficult to please indoors. In their native habitats, crotons like humid, warm conditions with dappled light and plentiful water. The primary challenge when growing them indoors is maintaining the ideal […]
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Assorted Bromeliads
August 19, 2022

Bromeliads Care & Info

The showy bromeliad may look difficult to grow but it can easily adapt to average home conditions with its astonishing array of colors and textures. Although many do have very splashy flower displays, bromeliads are just as popular as beautiful foliage plants with strappy leaves in red, green, purple, orange and yellow colors and with […]
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White Tardiva Hydrangea
August 19, 2022

About Tardiva Hydrangea

Late season flowers extend garden color into November! Lacy white flowers are tinted pale pink as the season progresses. Award-winning shrub for foundation plantings or encourage it into a tree form as a charming accent. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed regularly during the […]
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Cloesup on Evergreen Tree
August 19, 2022

All About Evergreens

What is an Evergreen? Evergreen is a term used for any plant that retains its foliage through the year. As a group, evergreens are divided into two classes: needle-leaf (conifer) and broadleaf. Needle-leaf evergreens include spruce, pine, juniper, fir and yew. Broadleaf evergreens include plants such as azalea, rhododendron, southern magnolia, live oak and holly. […]
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