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All Seasons Blog

February To Do List

The month of February has the theme of ROSES! Now is a great time to plant bare root or container roses in our region. Early planting of these bushes allows them to become established in their new locations before they begin to bloom. This increases the number and quality of roses. Plus, the bushes are

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Plant Hardy Fruit Trees Now {in February}

February is a great time to plant hardy fruit trees, bushes or vines in your landscape. Careful attention needs to be paid to selection, planting, growing conditions and necessary care. As a rule, plants we grow for fruit require full sun, excellent drainage and room to grow. Find out the mature size and proper spacing

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Timely Tips for Spring

Perennials – Cut remaining stems and leaves from last season including ornamental grasses, do this before new growth begins. Divide perennials like Hosta and ornamental grasses every three to five years to promote healthy plants and share with friends or create new plantings. Fertilize with Fertilome Blooming & Rooting – this is a premium flower

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Top 10 Rules for Growing a Kitchen Garden

Growing fruits and vegetables isn’t rocket science, but it does involve science. Here are easy tips to help ensure your success in growing food in the garden. Find the Sun Most vegetables want six hours of direct sun a day — and more if they can get it. Exceptions include lettuce and radishes, which can

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What to Prune in February?

The general rule is to trim items that are dormant or not setting their buds.  Pruning now is less stressful on your plants. Roses should be trimmed to get rid of older burnt foliage; this will start promoting new spring growth.  Knockouts are a shrub type of rose that love to be cut back and

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The Best Houseplants for Good Feng Shui

Air Plant Turns out, air plants are kind of a big deal, pals. Air plaints represent the quintessential definition of Feng Shui. Feng Shui literally translates to ‘wind and water’. Wind, (which is air) and water are all these plants need. Rinse them or soak them briefly and then shake them out occasionally. Because no

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Colorful Vegetables to Try in Your Garden

Add color and nutrients to your garden and plate with these colorful vegetables. One of the nice things about growing your own vegetables is the amount of variety available. No need to stick with the grocery store varieties; there is a whole world of colorful veggies to choose from. Many of these offer higher levels

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Roses in Winter

Roses are jewels of the garden.  Unique colors and fragrances of the blooms have inspired poems, conveyed emotions and been inspirational for songs and stories for many centuries. To grow outstanding roses, a good well-draining soil is necessary.  An area with 5-6 hours of daily sunlight is also needed.  Roses are heavy feeders and need

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Fertilizing Houseplants 101

Got a frazzled fern or a distressed dieffenbachia? Get tips on how and when to fertilize and find out which pantry items can be used to perk up your plants. Are your houseplants hungry? If they’ve been in the same soil for a while, they probably are. Over time, watering leaches out nutrients, and since

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Rose Types & Care

Roses enhance a garden with beauty & elegance. Now is the perfect time to plant bare root roses so they can come alive in your garden this spring. But, first you need to decide which genre best suits you! Here are the types of roses: Hybrid Teas Roses have been providing colorful displays, rich fragrances

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