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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…

DOUG’S GARDENING BLOG – 6 Common Gardening and Landscape Mistakes

FEBRUARY IS A GOOD MONTH TO THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT TO DO IN THE GARDEN THIS YEAR AND THEN DO THE PROPER RESEARCH. Here we are approaching the end of February. With a mild winter this year we are all starting to get excited about the spring season. Spring is just a few weeks…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – How to Start Seeds the Right Way

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

It’s no secret that I’m not a winter fan. I miss my garden. I miss sitting on the deck on a summer evening watching the fireflies light up my garden. In spring I can nibble on a peppery leaf of arugula or a crisp sugar snap pea and in the summer, a handful of cherry…

DOUG’S GARDENING BLOG – February Gardening Tasks

PLENTY TO DO IN OUR GARDENS THIS MONTH January has just passed. We are one month closer to the start of spring. Up to this point we have had a very nice and mild winter. HERE ARE SOME FEBRUARY GARDENING CHORES: Our plants are still in a dormant state. February is a good month to…


By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

Interesting Tidbits about Some Favorite Houseplants With February being Houseplant Month, I thought I’d share some odd and interesting facts I’ve discovered over years about some of my favorite plants. Peace Lilies They’re so pretty with their white flowers but did you know Peace Lilies are not lilies at all but are related to Chinese…

DOUG’S GARDENING BLOG – Houseplant Highlight for February

CACTI and other SUCCULENTS Over the past few years, we have experienced an uptick in interest and sales with cacti and succulents. Kathy, our house plant buyer, has expanded our selection in order to keep up with the interest. Cacti are some of the most rewarding house plants, as long as you have adequate light….

BONNIE’S GARDEN: To Repot or Not to Repot? That is the Question

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

February is houseplant month here at the Great Big Greenhouse. Not only do we have free seminars every Saturday, but we offer free repotting of your houseplants, too. So how do you know your houseplants need repotting? If you find that you’re having to water a lot more often, that’s usually a clue the plant…

DOUG’S GARDENING BLOG – February is Houseplant Month at the Great Big Greenhouse

FOLIAGE PLANTS ARE MORE THAN JUST DECORATIVE HOME ACCENTS Have you ever considered going indoors to “get a breath of fresh air?” It’s not as crazy as it sounds, considering the level of air pollution we experience daily from automobile engines, factories, asphalt fumes, and pesticide use. A few well-placed house plants can make your…

BONNIE’S GARDEN: Yesterday’s Visions – Today’s Amazing Seeds

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

It’s that time of year again. New 2020 dated seeds have arrived and I’m so ready for spring (actually I was ready for spring in October). 3 Great Seed Companies At the Great Big Greenhouse, we carry seeds from three companies: Botanical Interests because of their dedication to quality, great selection of regular and organic…

DOUG’S GARDENING BLOG – Lucky Bamboo: My Houseplant Highlight for January

ARE YOU FEELING LUCKY AS WE BEGIN THE NEW YEAR? Technically, lucky bamboo is not a bamboo at all, but cane cuttings of Dracaena sanderiana. Dracaena sanderiana is sometimes referred to as the Ribbon Plant: loose rosette of narrow white-striped leaves on white-striped trunks. It has been an Asian symbol of good fortune and prosperity…

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