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DOUG’S GARDENING BLOG – April Gardening Chores

FINALLY, APRIL IS HERE. WE ARE BURSTING WITH COLOR AND GARDENING SUPPLIES March has now passed. But, March was a very nice gardening month with the continued warm winter temperatures and with some timely rainfall. March of 2016 and 2017 was cold, wet, dreary, and snowy. As of March 31, our soil temperature is sitting…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – 10 Fun Projects Your Kids Will Love

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

With school out for the rest of the school year, are you looking for ways to entertain your kids? Here are some plant projects that are both fun and educational. Fun Projects! Carrots Cut the tops off carrots (not baby-cut carrots) leaving about a one-inch stump. Place the stump in a saucer of water, near…

DOUG’S GARDENING BLOG – Being Stuck At Home Does Not Have To Be Boring

CONNECTING WITH NATURE IS THE KEY Are you staying home to avoid spreading or catching coronavirus? If so, that’s great. But, are you bored? Is cabin fever setting in with some of you? Are you wondering what you can do or what your family can do during this quarantine period? GO OUTSIDE!!! Oh, how those…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Spring Time Is Garden Time

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

So the first day of “official” spring was this past Thursday—but when is spring really? Well, that depends on who you ask. In the United States, spring begins on the Vernal Equinox (on or about March 20/21) and ends on the Summer Solstice. Meteorologists, on the other hand, consider spring consisting of the months of…

DOUG’S GARDENING BLOG – Houseplant Highlight for March

DRACAENA Dracaena (druh-SEE-nuh) are woody members of the lily family. Along with their close relatives Cordylines and Pleomeles, they are popular as office and mall plants because of their ability to adapt to poorer growing conditions. Dracaena needs warm temperatures and should be watered with day-old tap water, distilled water, or rainwater to avoid fluoride…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Starting Seeds Indoors

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

Every year, about this time, I get hit with lots of questions from people who have started seeds indoors. Here are some of the most common questions, I get asked. The single most common question I get asked by customers who’ve started seeds indoors is, “Why are my seedlings long and floppy?” Long, weak stems…

DOUG’S GARDENING BLOG – Preen and Mulch is Double Trouble for Weeds

NOW IS THE BEST TIME TO APPLY PREEN AND MULCH TO YOUR EXISTING GARDEN BEDS Weeds, like some of our early blooming ornamental trees and shrubs, are ahead of schedule and are actively growing. But, more varieties of weeds are getting ready to sprout. Now is the time to apply PREEN and MULCH to your…

DOUG’S GARDENING BLOG – March Gardening Checklist

ARE YOU READY TO GET OUTSIDE AND ENJOY YOUR GARDENS? March has finally arrived. I love having more daylight making our days seem longer. DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME begins this Sunday, March 8, which will make evening hours lighter. We have had such a mild winter so far. I wish I had a crystal ball to…

DOUG’S GARDENING BLOG – Is It Spring? The Weather Sure Makes It Seem So!

PLANTS & HUMANS ARE CONFUSED WITH THIS WINTER Wow, my last writing for February. March will be here next week. The spring season is officially here in 24 days. But, as I drive around the area I am seeing plants in bloom that shouldn’t be this time of year. Yesterday, I saw both the Star…

BONNIE’S GARDEN: Simple Secrets for Growing Citrus

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

Citrus trees are fun and easy to grow—if you give them what they need. Correct light Pick a window that gets six or more hours of direct sunlight. An unobstructed south window is best—no sheer curtains, blinds, tinted glass or overhang, and no trees outside. Because winter sun is weak and days are short, during…

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