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DETERMINATE VERSUS INDETERMINATE TOMATOES

Halleluiah, it’s tomato-planting time again! If you’ve grown tomatoes in the past, you most likely have your favorites. If not, just ask! You’ll find some pretty strong opinions regarding tomato choices. One of the many features you will need to consider when choosing what type of tomato to grow is plant habit. The two main […]Read More...

VEGETABLE GARDEN WEED CONTROL

Weeding can be an enormous time-drain and is most likely the least liked gardening chore. What’s wonderful is that we have so many weed control methods to choose from; there’s a solution for every type of gardener and their schedule.  When it comes to vegetable gardening, however, more folks than not are very particular about […]Read More...

Gardener’s Calendar

Turn over your vegetable garden and add humus, mushroom compost or manure to enrich the soil.  Apply Bonide Fruit Tree Spray as buds swell and again at petal drop to all fruit trees. Fertilize perennials with Espoma Plant Tone or Miracle Grow Rose and Bloom Shake and Feed. Continue spring cleanup.  Completely remove winter mulch.  Cultivate […]Read More...

Top Native Shrubs for Year-Round Interest

We just love incorporating natives into the home landscape! Including native plants is an important part of sustaining local pollinators and wildlife. They are low maintenance and, wow, are they beautiful! Native shrubs can provide interest in the garden the whole year through. Our list offers an outstanding selection that will do well in a […]Read More...

Choosing the Right Flowering Tree

Purchasing a tree for your landscape is an investment that can raise the property value of your home and bring you pleasure, beauty and shade for many years to come. Selecting the proper flowering tree for your enjoyment is easy, just follow these simple guidelines and remember, we are here to help you with any […]Read More...

Get Your Mint On!

And, they’re off! This was the 143rd anniversary of the Kentucky Derby. What does that mean? Mint Juleps, of course. The Early Times Mint Julep Recipe 2 cups sugar 2 cups water Sprigs of fresh mint (spearmint is the favorite) Crushed ice Early Times Kentucky Whisky Make simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together […]Read More...

Edible Flowers

For all you “foodies” out there, that also love flowers, are you aware that there are numerous blooms that are not only edible but also delicious? Flowers make a striking, colorful, textural and flavorful addition to soups, salads, baked goods and more. There are just a couple of things to keep in mind when experimenting […]Read More...

Watering Tomato Plants

Proper watering plays a significant role in producing a healthy tomato plant with tasty, meaty, juicy fruit. So, what’s the secret? Roots Always water at the root zone–never overhead. Watering directly at the soil level will strengthen the plant’s root system. When you overhead water, much of the water will not make it to the […]Read More...

Growing and Containing Rampant Spreaders

What do you do when you fall in love with a plant but you know it spreads and could take over your entire garden? Contain it! This could be as easy as planting it in its own container. Ceramic, metal or resin pots certainly put a punch of color in a corner, on a deck […]Read More...

Try Delosperma

“Ice plants” refer to several types of plants, usually having fleshy thick leaves. However, after an introduction to Delosperma, you’ll know it as the real-deal. As a group of tough groundcovers, they flourish in full sun in well draining soils with little water, after becoming established. Plus, they’re colorful! All it asks, er, demands, is […]Read More...