Great Christmas Gift….

For that gardener on the list.  What to get? Here at Caan’s, among many choices, we suggest ‘Wisconsin Gardening’ A Wisconsin based magazine for our area with ideas and tips for our area. We have info flyers on the flower shop counter or visit the website at www.wisconsingardeningmag.com and get in touch with your green thumb….

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Insects, Are They Really Good?

The use of chemicals to kill insects is a common practice. Most people consider insects really bad characters in their gardens and around their homes. What is the real story behind spraying chemicals that kill all insects? Might killing insects cause problems in your garden? Might the simple act of spraying insecticides have a negative…

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Birdseed Party Favors

I found this really cute, easy, inexpensive idea for party favors. The link is Birdseed Wedding Favors. It is a great way to thank guests and…if you are a bird lover, feed the birds! Get creative and use different shapes of cookie cutters. Decorate an outdoor tree for the holiday season with your kids. I…

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Fantastic Fall Perennial Gardens

Is your garden full of autumn color, interesting seed heads and strong architectural elements? If not, you are not alone. In  the spring, after a long Wisconsin winter, we are drawn to perennials that are already blooming at our favorite garden center. Our gardens become filled with spectacular spring and summer color. Consider adding some…

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Cleaning and Storing your garden planters

As I was thumbing through my local newspaper, I came across this article of interest and am passing it on to you. Couldn’t of said it better myself. “After the frost has taken its’ toll on your container plants, empty, clean and disinfect them before storing for the winter. As long as the plants were…

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The wonders of Springeri

Springeri, or Asparagus fern as some may call it, is a textural beaute in planters. Common and non flowery; its’ advantage in Fall planters is cool. This window box was done in October with a few frosty nights already. I had planted springeri and other favorites in the Spring/Summer and when I needed a change, the…

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Spring Bulbs

The weather is certainly getting cooler, but there are still some nice days to get out into the garden and now is the time to plant spring bulbs! Here are some general guidelines for planting bulbs. Bulbs don’t typically like heavy soil.  If you are dealing with clay, definitely amend with compost or peat to…

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Arborvitae turning brown/orange?

Are they dying? No, thankfully your arbs are not dying. None of us have missed the awesome color on the deciduous trees.  This fall is exceptional! Just like the beautiful maples, your evergreens also lose leaves.  So when you look out and see your arbs turning brown in the center don’t worry, they are shedding…

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