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TALKING GARDENING with DOUG – Houseplant Care

BRINGING HOUSEPLANTS IN FOR THE WINTER We are less than a week away from October. October is when we begin the dialogue with customers about prepping their houseplants for coming inside. Most tropical plants do not like temperatures below 50 degrees. And, this is certainly possible in October. Matter of fact, around October 20 is…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Fall Already?

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

This past weekend was the first official day of fall—the Autumnal Equinox. The Autumnal Equinox occurs when the sun is directly in line with the equator. On this day, the day and the night are of equal length. From now until the Winter Solstice on December 21, the hours of the night will be longer…

TALKING GARDENING with DOUG – The Benefits of Edible Landscaping

ARE YOU READY TO ADD SOME EDIBLE PLANTS TO YOUR LANDSCAPE?  WHY NOT!! WHAT IS EDIBLE LANDSCAPING? Simply put, edible landscaping is adding food producing plants to your landscape. For some of you, the idea of adding plants that produce food is a no-brainer. For others, there is some uncertainty as to how to approach…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – A Fall 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 are strong perennials that send up lush foliage in the spring, which then dies down, then blooms late summer without foliage—hence the nicknames Surprise Lilies, Magic Lilies or Naked Ladies. Because they bloom…

TALKING GARDENING with DOUG – September Outdoor Plant of the Month

SEPTEMBER OUTDOOR PLANT OF THE MONTH: HEUCHERA Some of you may know this plant by its common name: “CORAL BELLS.” Heuchera gets its’ common name because of the small reddish “bell-shaped” flowers that they have in late summer and early fall. I chose this plant to highlight because of all the varieties that we have…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – My Top Ten Favorite Spring-Blooming Bulbs

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

Ah, another fall and another chance to share my top-ten favorite bulbs. Give me a minute while I think about this past spring’s garden—how it looked, what did especially well, were there any surprises…. Okay, I’ve reminisced and I’m ready. So here they are: #10: Alliums From four foot tall giant alliums with 8 to…

TALKING GARDENING with DOUG – September Gardening Chores

SEPTEMBER, OFFICIALLY KICKS OFF THE “FALL IS FOR PLANTING” SEASON. September is the beginning of a very important time for gardening and planting. Like meteorology (weather), the first of September starts the fall planting season even though fall is not officially here until Saturday, the 22nd. We have had rain throughout the summer. Depending on…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Things To Do In Your Fall Vegetable Garden

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

I’m getting my vegetable garden ready for fall now.  I just pulled up the last of the squash.  Most of my tomatoes are now long tired looking vines with only a few blooms at the tips—and they won’t have time to set fruit and ripen by the first frost.  I pulled them up. I’ve pulled…

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