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Landscaped Garden
February 20, 2022

Gardening Q&A

Question: What can I plant in my garden to help save the pollinators? Answer: Saving the pollinators by selecting the right plants for your garden will do more then just provide nectar for bees and butterflies, although without them we would be in serious trouble when it comes to putting food on the table. Planting for […]
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Seed Starting in Egg Carton
February 16, 2022

Seed Starting: It’s Easy!

Seed Starting Tips Start seeds indoors February or March so plants will be ready to go into the garden in May. (See our list below on when to start which varieties, indoors and outdoors.) Use clean containers with drainage holes Fill with sterilized seed starting mix. This mix is light and fluffy to hold just enough […]
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Perennial Plants in Garden
February 15, 2022

What’s a Perennial?

Even in their dormant phases, perennial plants can die back to the ground, but their root systems are very much alive and the plants will continue growing when conditions are right. What Is a Perennial Plant? Perennials are plants that are expected to live longer than two years. Unlike annual plants (zinnias, marigolds, radish) which […]
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Bunch of Okra
February 1, 2022

All About Okra

While many associate okra with summertime in the Southeastern U.S., it’s actually grown all over the world. It’s an essential ingredient in many types of cuisine, including those of the Southeastern U.S., parts of Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean and South America. This hot-weather crop means something different to everybody. Regardless of how you […]
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OMRI Logo
January 18, 2022

About OMRI Listings

The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) was founded in 1997 to evaluate materials for use in organic agriculture. At that time, there were more than 40 certifiers who were performing organic certification using various state and private standards. OMRI is a nonprofit organization providing organic certifiers, growers, manufacturers and suppliers an independent review of products […]
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Goldfish Plant
July 27, 2021

Growing Goldfish Plants

The goldfish plant earned its name because of the masses of red-orange flowers that appear in the spring and summer and look a bit like leaping goldfish. If you’ve ever seen a fully mature plant in a hanging basket in full bloom, it’s a wonderful sight. They are profuse bloomers when cared for and add […]
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Buterfly Bush
July 23, 2021

Low Maintenance Butterfly Bush

Butterfly bush is a deciduous shrub with an arching habit and impressive flowers. It’s easy to grow and produces striking flower spikes. Thanks to the magic of cultivar developers, the flowers now come in a number of colors, including pink, yellow blue and multicolor. And as the name suggests, these shrubs are known as magnets […]
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Calla Lily
July 17, 2021

Growing Calla Lily Indoors

Calla lilies are gracefully-shaped flowers that are sought after for both special occasion bouquets and beautiful home gardens. The blooms are truly timeless, and calla lilies have a storied history, including mentions in Greek and Roman mythology, where they were tied to both Hera, the goddess of marriage and birth, and Venus, the goddess of love […]
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