After the Harvest

Fall is here! Now it has come we are picking the last fruits from the vine and turning the harvest into our favorite recipes. Whether it be salsa, pickles, or just freezing and canning to save our labors for winter dishes. Then there lies the empty garden awaiting spring. But alas, there is something yet…

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A Penny for your thoughts….

A few weeks ago a read an interesting article on how to keep algae from taking over your birdbath. Of course before writing about it, I decided to try it. Now, if your birdbath is like mine I can put clean water in one day and the next day the orange algae is already taking…

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Carnivorous Plants

We have a couple of bug catching carnivorous plants located in our Atrium. Not only are they fasinating, but easy to grow especially in the summer months when the humidity is high and bugs are available. Venus fly traps come to us in small terraium like containors. They can be left to stay in the…

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Let’s grow Dahlias

There’s probably no flowering plant that comes in more sizes, color and styles then the Dahlia. Once you grow one you will want to grow a different one every year. They range from miniature border varieties to huge dinnerplates, which can get up to 5 feet tall and bloom with flowers 10 or 12 inches…

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How to grow Tuberous Begonias

Greetings! It’s March! Yes,winter is still here. But that doesn’t stop us now from planning our gardens. Summer bulbs are arriving steadily at Caan Floral and I have chosen tuberous begonias as my first spring blog to write about. What is a tuberous begonia you might ask? It is a begonia that is started through…

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Feeding backyard birds in winter

To attract the greatest number of species in the winter, it is important to have a number of different birdfeeders available. While easy birdfeeders such as hopper and platform types are popular, the feeders in winter should have several things in common. Cover: Feeders will be most useful in the winter if they have a…

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A Winter Windowsill Garden

Unless you live in zone 10, your outdoor garden will be beginning a well deserved rest. With the impending holidays – Halloween around the corner, followed in too-rapid succession by Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you have a bright window, or even just a shelf and a light socket, fresh bits of green can be yours…

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Fall Lawn Care Part 1

As many of you know now is the best time to take care of your lawn so that it comes back green and weed free next spring. I found this great youtube video that i wanted share with you guys. This is step 1 of the video serious that the “Lawn care Nut” will release….

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