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LET’S TALK GARDENING – Making Clay Soil Work For You

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

DO I AMEND MY CLAY SOIL WHEN I PLANT THIS FALL? PLANTING IT RIGHT So, do I add compost matter to my soil when I plant or not? I am confused because I hear both sides as to why or why not to add amendments to the soil. Both sides of this issue seem convincing….

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Surprise!

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

Surprise Lilies, Magic Lilies, Resurrection Lilies, Naked Ladies, Spider Lilies, Hurricane Lilies—these are all nicknames given to various types of Lycoris. Lycoris – Beautiful Flowers With Many Names Lycoris are strong perennials that send up lush foliage in the spring, which then dies down, and they bloom in late summer without foliage—hence the nicknames Surprise…

LET’S TALK GARDENING – September Gardening Tips

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

SEPTEMBER IS THE BEGINNING OF THE FALL IS FOR PLANTING SEASON Let’s do a little re-capping of August. August started with a nice rainfall and the first week of August was cool and almost fall-like with cool temperatures. Then the typical hot weather came back. We had some hot and very humid days in August….

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Labor Day in the Garden

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

Yesterday was Labor Day.  It’s hard to believe the first day of fall is a little more than two weeks away on Wednesday, September 22nd. I’ve already noticed it’s getting dark earlier every night. Just a month ago, sunrise was at 6:18 a.m. and sunset was at 8:14 p.m. Now sunrise is at 6:44 a.m. and…

LET’S TALK GARDENING – Did You Turn Your Kids “Green” This Past Year?

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

THE POWER OF PLANTS It just warms my heart and soul when I talk to so many customers who have used landscaping and gardening and learning the value of houseplants as a family activity for the first time. This family trend is truly a “silver lining” to this pandemic year that we have all had…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – How to Grow a Rainbow

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

I love the iris family of flowers! And right now is the ideal time to plant this hardy, beautiful gift from Mother Nature. Let’s learn some interesting facts about irises, and talk about how you can plant them in your garden to create an amazing rainbow of colors in the spring. Interesting Facts About Irises…

LET’S TALK GARDENING – Late Summer Color

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

LATE SUMMER CAN BE A TRICKY TIME OF YEAR FOR COLOR IN THE GARDEN Here we are in the last days of August. Gardeners are looking for more color for their gardens or containers. Summer blooming annuals continue to produce color as long as you support them with a haircut and monthly feeding. And, of…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Ten Fun Facts About Peaches

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

August is National Peach Month, so here are a few interesting facts about them: Ten Fun Facts About Peaches The botanical name is Prunus persica—which means Persian plum. Ancient Romans called them Persian Apples. Peaches are native to China where they are considered a symbol of good luck and longevity. Peaches are a member of…

LET’S TALK GARDENING – Weeds, A Never Ending Story

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

SUMMER IS THE MOST STRESSFUL SEASON OF THE YEAR FOR LAWNS – EXCEPT FOR OUR LAWN WEEDS Here we are in mid-August. August is an important month in lawn care preparation. September will be here soon. But, we need to use this month to get our lawns in the best position possible before we think…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Preparing Your Garden For the Fall

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

Fall is Just Around the Corner! Here’s How to Prepare Your Garden Here we are, dealing with summer heat and humidity and suddenly fall is looming on the horizon. There are some things to think about for fall: Your Summer Vegetable Garden Keep your summer veggies picked and be sure to stay on top of…

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