Common Gardening Mistakes

Common Gardening Mistakes

This is a great article for those of you who are new to gardening and those us who are gardening “masters”, using that term loosely. I say that because I have found gardening is a grand experiment, complete with successes and failures. I am notorious for trying wrong plants in wrong places to see if…

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Butterfly Gardens

Butterfly Gardens

We all love the “jewels of the garden”, butterflies. One very important life stage to support are the caterpillars. These little…sometimes huge…larva will become future butterflies. Many of us become distraught over the “damage” they may cause to many of our precious plants. Caterpillars are basically eating machines. Their sole purpose in life is to…

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LONG LASTING FRESH FAVORITES-Alstroemeria

LONG LASTING FRESH FAVORITES-Alstroemeria

Often in the flowershop we are asked the same question over and over-Which flower will last the longest?  Hands down, one of the most beautiful varieties, paired with a long vase life is the Alstroemeria.  Pronounced  all-stro-mer-ee-uh, also known as a Peruvian lily.  They are available in a rainbow of colors.  What makes this variety unique are…

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Growing Vegetables in the Shade

Growing Vegetables in the Shade

Mother Earth News often has some of the best articles for gardeners. Here is another gem for those of you who have challenging gardens and are interested in growing your own food. http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/vegetables-to-grow-in-shade-zm0z11zsto.aspx#axzz3OFKYatjD

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