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

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

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…

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

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

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

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

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…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Did You Know?

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

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

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…

GARDEN TIME with DOUG – March Gardening Checklist

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

SPRING WILL OFFICIALLY BE HERE LATER THIS MONTH. ARE YOU READY? March is an exciting month for gardeners. Daylight Saving Time is here March 10 whereby our sunset will be at 7:37 PM. How exciting is this that we will have more time to spend outdoors. And, spring will officially be here March 20. The…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Starting Seeds

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

Right now is a good time to start thinking about starting seeds for outdoor planting.  Seed packets will tell you to start a certain number of weeks before our average last frost date.  Some people will tell you mid-April is our last frost date.  I’ll remind you that last spring we had SNOW after mid-April…

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