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Poinsettia

Poinsettia Care

Poinsettias are the most popular houseplants for Christmas in the United States.  Their showy bracts can come in red, pink, white, cream, peach or even green and burgundy.   With the proper care, this houseplant can last long after Christmas and…

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Winter Watering

Winter Watering

Don't forget about your plants during the winter. If our winter weather gives us prolonged dry spells, then it's time to get out and water. Newly installed plants and lawns are especially vulnerable as are established evergreens. To ensure that…

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Winter Protection for Evergreens

Keep your holly, boxwood, azaleas, and euonymus looking their best this winter, spray them with Wilt Stop. During the winter months, the frozen ground deprives plants of their moisture intake. Wilt-stop seals the foliage to reduces the loss of moisture through…

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Pyracantha

Winter Gardening

Just because the trees are bare and there is snow on the ground doesn't mean you have to give up on the garden. A well-planned garden provides year-round interest and visual treats. Many evergreens and hardy ornamental grasses offer nice…

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Ferti-lome Tree And Shrub Food

Fertilizing Trees and Shrubs

Fall is one of the best times to fertilize trees and shrubs. Fertilizing trees has several benefits: more rapid growth, faster recovery from pruning, fewer problems with injuries and pests, and better fall foliage color. There are several different methods…

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Tulip

Bulbs – how to plant

Spring bulbs are some of the first and brightest plants to bloom after winter.  Adding this fresh touch to the landscape is a fairly simple investment and can last years depending on the species of bulb.  Daffodils, tulips, crocus, and…

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Sun Scald

Sun Scald

It's a good idea to wrap the trunks of newly planted maples during the winter months to prevent sunscald. Sun-scald occurs in the winter when the sun heats up the bark on the southwest side of a tree causing it to…

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Lawn Overseeding

Determine the size of lawn to be overseeded. Fescue lawns should be overseeded at a rate of 4-6 pounds per 1000 square feet. Choose a quality grass seed such as Gard'n-wise Premium Fescue blend. Cheap seed often contains weed and…

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Hydrangea

Why aren’t my hydrangeas blooming

Hydrangeas may not bloom for a variety of reasons. Gardeners are often disappointed when a bush that bloomed well in a previous year doesn't bloom at all the next year. While hydrangeas prefer afternoon shade during our hot summers, if…

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Hibiscus

Why Aren’t My Annuals Blooming

Annuals may not bloom for a variety of reasons. If your petunias or geraniums suddenly quit blooming, the first thing to check for is budworms. These small green caterpillars that will eat the blooms before the buds even open. Million bells…

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