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| March 13, 2021

Sneaky Snacks – Edible Plants Don’t Have to be Ugly

Sneaky Snacks:  Tastefully Adding Edible Plants into Your Landscape  Any spot in your yard that has enough sun for lawn to thrive can also support small fruits (raspberries, currants & more!), herbs, and veggies.    I’ll say it louder for the people in the back: if it’s sunny enough for turf grass, it’s sunny enough to grow some food.   I […]

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Tips & Tricks

| March 10, 2021

Hummingbirds

Annuals for Hummingbirds  Hummingbirds are a gardener’s delight and many try to attract this tiny bird to their yard by strategically planting certain flowers. Hummingbirds eat a variety of insects, but in order to supply their high energy needs, they also consume around half their weight in nectar (a sweet liquid found in certain flowers) […]

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| March 5, 2021

Grow Hanging Baskets Like the Pros

Grow Baskets Like the Pros:  Keep Your Hanging Plants Beautiful All Summer  Few things add more pop and excitement to an outdoor space than a wild & colorful hanging basket!  Ever since ancient times, we’ve been inexplicably drawn to the drama and intrigue of gardens that vine, trail, and swoop.     When a hanging basket […]

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| February 28, 2021

Starting Plants from Seeds

Our Tips for Success from Seed to Sprout! Growing your own plants from seeds is fun, cost effective, and as an extra bonus, adds some green to your home.  Here are some suggestions to help you succeed at starting your own seeds in your home.  What You Will Need:  Peat pots or plastic flat trays with […]

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| February 22, 2021

Seed vs Sod

To Seed or Not to Seed:   The Sod Question  Make no mistake, we Midwesterners love our lawns!  A green carpet for the kids, the dog, and throwing a football.  When it’s time to install or improve a lawn, one of the most important questions is SEED, or SOD?  Sometimes there is a simple black & […]

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