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All Seasons Blog

Much about Mulch

Mulch helps plants and keeps soil healthy. All plants greatly benefit from mulching. The application or re-application of mulch is important to provide your garden once per year. Cedar or cypress bark is recommended due to its resistance to rot and fade, and has the ability to stabilize soil in beds and retain moisture. Cedar also

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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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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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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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Decorating with Houseplants

Though the houseplant is not native to the living room, there are lots of great plants that work well in the home to add life and beauty to any room. Humidity hungry plants love steamy bathrooms. Ferns and orchids prefer higher humidity making them a perfect choice near a sink or shower. Bathrooms are the

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In the Zone: An Article on Plant Growing Zones

  Have you gone to a nursery to purchase a plant only to be confused by the zone indicated? Usually the zone on the label is the plant hardiness zone, but it is becoming common to include heat zones. First, let’s discuss plant hardiness zones. This set of numbers is about minimum temperatures a plant

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Evergreen Shrubs for Year-Long Color

Evergreen shrubs don’t disappoint. Add them to your landscape for vibrant flowers, leaves and stems every season. Evergreen Viburnum Viburnum is a dense, compact shrub with pointed green leaves edged with creamy yellow. It has clusters of red flowers in late winter and spring. Though most cultivars are deciduous, the sweet viburnum is a diehard

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