Cyclamen Care: Blooms for holidays!
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by Gary
1w ago
People often overlook Cyclamen and go straight for the holiday hallmark of Poinsettias. Cyclamen make for great gifts, beautiful centerpieces, and a great holiday flower when space is limited. With proper care Cyclamen often continue to bloom on into late February and early March! While many people treat Cyclamen as a temporary short-lived houseplant, they are reasonably easy to grow. In the right conditions, they will bloom again next year, often starting to bloom around Thanksgiving! Cyclamen Care: The secret to keeping Cyclamen looking good is providing it with plenty of bright but indirect ..read more
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Poinsettias are a Holiday Hallmark
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by Gary
2w ago
A Holiday Hallmark What’s left to discover about Poinsettias? Well, for starters, Poinsettias are not poisonous, are available in colors besides red, and the finest are found in garden centers. Ironic, perhaps, that a plant with legendary, child-centered origins is often seen as one dangerous to children. According to the Poisondex TM Information Service, a 50-pound child could eat 500 Poinsettia leaves and not demonstrate toxicity.   Legends and Myths Native to Mexico and Central America, legend has it that the first Poinsettia appeared from a poor child’s generosity. A little girl ..read more
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Christmas Tree Care
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by Gary
2w ago
You have picked out the perfect Christmas Tree. Now what do you do to ensure a safe, fresh and attractive tree throughout the holiday season? If you are not going to take it inside immediately, store it outside in a cool, shady place sheltered from drying winds. If possible, remove about a one-inch section from the butt of the tree just before placing it in a container of water. Sprinkling the foliage daily with water until the tree is put to use will also be helpful. A tree in a warm room will absorb as much as one to four pints of water daily. This is lost through the foliage by evapotranspi ..read more
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October Do’s & Don’ts
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by Gary
2M ago
            One of the big fall considerations is what should be done to or with our lawns. The last few weeks we have had plentiful rainfall and pleasant temperatures. Most lawns look good, especially for the time of year. With all the rain grass has been growing most of the summer. Lawns have had to be mowed weekly. This brings me to my point. The excessive growing from plentiful rain and pleasant temperatures has weakened the grass.             If nothing else our lawns need feeding ..read more
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Fall is beginning to show!
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by Gary
3M ago
           By: Gary Garner Sr.             Like it or not Fall is right around the corner. Summer is slowly ending. Our summer plants are beginning to shut down. Production of summer vegetables is less each day. Tomatoes are smaller with more blemishes. We can try to stretch summer crops but only for so long.             Despite the persistent hot summer days, all the signs are saying “think Fall”. If we want fall color and fall vegetables it is time to ge ..read more
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Ready or not fall is coming!
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by Gary
4M ago
I’M THINKING FALL By: Gary Garner Sr.             It’s nearly ninety degrees and the sun is shining. Yes, its early August and summer gardens are still at peak production. Summer flowers are gorgeous. All the weather signs say its summer and it is. However, if we are going to have nice fall flowers and vegetables it is time to start planning and planting.             Fall plants will begin to arrive in mid-August. The first plants will be cold crops such as cabbage, broccoli and caulif ..read more
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Colorful Containers
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by Gary
5M ago
            It’s officially summer and July has brought warm sunny days with it. So far, we have had a cool and somewhat dry spring and early summer. The last few days and the weather forecast indicate that might be going to change. We have had plenty of rain recently and the temperature is beginning to show signs of summer normal. SunPatiens             With that said we still want to have color on the patio and deck. What should we be planting and what will last into the fall. Let me suggest summer annuals t ..read more
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Wilted Plants… Too Dry? Too Wet? Heat Wilt?
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by taadmin
6M ago
A common myth: Wilted plants always need more water… FALSE! Plants often wilt due to heat… in nurseryman’s terms it is called a “heat wilt”.  Leaves may go limp and wilt because they are losing water faster than they can replenish it. However, that doesn’t always mean the plant needs water. If the soil is moist, a plant that is wilted at 3 or 4 o’clock in the afternoon will be standing tall and strong by 8 or 9 o’clock in the evening. That plant doesn’t need water. Plants are a lot like people, if you spend much time in the sun on a hot summer day you’ll be a little wilted too… Sit under ..read more
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Summer Maintenance of Hanging Baskets & Containers
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by Gary
6M ago
         Summer is right around the corner; the days are getting longer and warmer and rain is sporadic to say the least. Most of our summer rain comes from summer storms. Some are very heavy and drop a lot of water in a short period of time, others make a lot of noise with very little rain. Our neighbors may get a lot of water while we may not get any. The point I’m trying to make is that we can’t depend on Mother Nature to maintain our container plants and hanging baskets. We must do it.          Having pretty co ..read more
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Growing Trees In Containers
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by Gary
6M ago
We all like to have some unique features both inside and outside of our home. For something relatively easy both to grow and to maintain outside of the house I would suggest container grown trees. Almost any tree can be grown in a container. It’s a matter of placing the right size plant in the right size container. Potted trees can easily be relocated as needed. They make great privacy screens as well as shade for a sunny deck or patio. When in bloom they can be placed in an area where they show well and when blooms start to drop, they can be moved to a less visible area. Always keeping in min ..read more
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