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Water Wisely

So you think watering is a no-brainer? Water for too long, and you engrave an open invitation for fungus. Water too little, and roots become shallow. Water in the evening, and insects come out to feast. Water from too high, and half the moisture is...

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Keep Tropicals Blooming

We’ve made it through one month of summer, yet we still have two-three months of scorching heat to endure.  And to the degree of which you are feeling heat fatigue, consider that your plants are most likely feeling the same fatigue. ...

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How to Freeze Bellpeppers

Freezing bell peppers is easier than you think. They hold up well in the freezer and can speed up your meal prep time. Materials Needed fresh bell peppers sharp knife cutting board baking sheet parchment paper plastic storage...

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This Summer, Think Fall: Plant Pumpkins

Try planting pumpkins now- this summer! Pumpkins come in several sizes and colors, and are popular for fall decorations. The ideal time to plant pumpkin seeds is from mid-June to July 4. This should give you pumpkins by Halloween. The recommended...

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Extreme Summer Playhouse

Playhouses and tree forts have come a long way from a couple of planks of wood in a tree. More than just a place for the kids to play, extreme playhouses and tree forts take outdoor living to the next level and with a little extra work, can be a...

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Create a Rainwater Catchment System

The collection and use of rainwater is an environmentally friendly practice that has seen growing interest in recent years as more people accept the responsibility for stewardship of our natural resources.  Many families are using captured...

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Annuals to Heat Up Your Summer

We love annuals! They add something special to a landscape, border and/or container for seasonal color. With our summers about to heat up, it’s important to select annuals that love heat as much as our state does. Here are 10 of our all-time...

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Aloe Summer

​​​​​​​ Aloes are succulent plants that are originally from the Arabian Peninsula, Africa, and the Indian Ocean region, so they are a great plant to think of in this summertime heat! Like most succulents, these plants like plenty of...

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Patriotic Plants

The colors red, white, and blue are always on our minds during summer, as the anniversary of our nation’s independence approaches. What better way to celebrate your pride than by planting a red, white, and blue garden? Blue is one of the most...

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Prepare Plants for Hurricane Season

The Atlantic hurricane season will begin on June 1 and last until Nov. 30. Now is the time to prepare your yard, gardens and landscapes for bad weather. We never really know what’s ahead. It could be a category 4 hurricane or a tropical...

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