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GARDENING INFO BY DOUG – Expounding on a New Year’s Resolution

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT Earlier this month I did my blog on New Year’s Resolutions. One of the resolutions that I briefly mentioned was on PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT. I now want to expound upon this topic and emphasize our need to protect our environment for ourselves and our future generations. The time is now to start….

GARDENING INFO FROM DOUG – Growing Small Fruit

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

FRUIT GROWING IS THE ULTIMATE IN CONVENIENCE FOOD Here we are in mid-January. In my blog two weeks ago I mentioned how we can take advantage of this gardening downtime and plan out our gardening strategy come springtime. Then, in my blog last week on resolutions I mentioned FIGHTING INFLATION. So, now I want to…

GARDENING INFO FROM DOUG – Resolutions for the Home Gardener

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE A COMMITMENT TO THE FUTURE WITH RESOLUTIONS WE WILL CARRY THROUGH Again, Happy New Year! 2022–it is a number that we all will need to get used to using going forward. Reflecting on many issues and concerns of recent years–especially with this Covid pandemic that we have all been…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Yes, You Can Prepare Now for Your Spring Garden

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

After the Deep Freeze this past Monday, are you ready for spring? I am! Of course, I was ready for spring about the time I put the fall wreath on the front door…. Stay on Top of Weeds and Debris There are a few gardening chores I can do now, however, to ensure more success…

GARDENING INFO FROM DOUG – January Gardening Thoughts and Chores

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

JANUARY IS A GOOD MONTH TO SPEND TIME REFLECTING AND PLANNING YOUR GARDENING STRATEGY FOR THE UPCOMING SPRING SEASON First, Happy New Year to all you gardeners. Secondly, this time of year more than most I wish I had a crystal ball to see what winter has in store for us. Will we be colder…

LET’S TALK GARDENING – Reusing and Recycling Your Christmas Tree

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

THAT CHRISTMAS TREE ISN’T DONE WORKING FOR YOU YET Now that the Christmas Holiday has passed, many of you, like me, are taking decorations down including removing the Christmas tree from inside the house. Here is where this cut Christmas tree still has value. Before you toss it onto the curb, here are a few…

LET’S TALK GARDENING – Caring for Potted Evergreens

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

POTTED EVERGREENS IS A POPULAR TREND RIGHT NOW Winter is officially here. For the past month, I have been fielding questions about potted evergreens in outdoor containers. People are asking about the care of their plants through the cold, winter months. Also, some people, more recently, are asking about using a potted evergreen for use…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – The Winter Solstice is Here, Can Spring Be Far Away?

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

YULE This Friday, December 21st, is the Winter Solstice—the shortest day of the year; the first official day of Winter; Yule. The days, which have been getting shorter and shorter each day since the Summer Solstice, now will begin getting longer by a minute or two each day. How the World Celebrates Winter Solstice Many…

LET’S TALK GARDENING – Christmas Trees / Did You Know?

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

LET’S KEEP IT REAL!! We are in the second week of December with Christmas 10 days away. People are buying Christmas trees fast and furious right now. It is fun to learn some background facts when it comes to the fresh trees and greenery that we use for holiday decorating. The traditional use of an…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – How to Help Your Houseplants Thrive This Winter

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

Now that your houseplants have been inside for a couple of months, how are they doing? Here are a few things you might want to watch out for: Yellow leaves Yellow leaves can be a sign of three very different problems. When you first bring your plants inside, it’s a huge shock—losing leaves is a…

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