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BONNIE’S GARDEN – Give a Gift of Spring – Paperwhites are Perfect!

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

The holidays are looming and you have no idea what to get anyone. Why not give a gift of spring with paperwhite narcissus for indoor forcing? Paperwhite narcissus force easily and quickly inside. All you need are a few pebbles and a watertight container. You can get really inventive and use almost any container that…

DOUG’S BLOG – Let’s Talk Turkey

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

IT’S THANKSGIVING WEEK, SO WHY NOT You may be thinking “why is Doug doing a blog on turkeys and not on gardening?” You could be right. But, both raising turkeys and nursery plants fall within the Department of Agriculture. So, that is the connection. I am not that crazy after all. It is forecasted that…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Make Your Garden Spring Ready

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

I’ve had several customers ask me what they should do with their vegetable garden over the winter. Well, if your garden is not “working” (growing cool-season veggies), then here’s what to do. “Clean” It Get all weeds and debris out of there! They provide ideal hiding places for insect eggs and can host mold spores….

DOUG’S BLOG – Pine Tags

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

SOME PEOPLE CALL IT PINE TAGS, SOME CALL IT PINE STRAW, AND SOME SAY PINE NEEDLES. ALL THREE TERMS ARE CORRECT AND DESCRIBE WHAT IS FALLING OUT OF OUR PINE TREES RIGHT NOW We are now in the second week of November. Leaves are coloring and falling out of the trees rapidly. So are pine…

DOUG’S BLOG – November and Our First Frost

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

WHERE’S THE COLD WEATHER? Here we are in the second week of November and we are experiencing a nice warming trend. Yes, we have had some cold nights with temperatures down into the ’30s. And, yes, some of you have experienced a frost. But, most of us in the Richmond area have yet to have…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Amaryllis, The Beautiful Flower That Won a Heart

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

In Greek mythology, there was a shy maiden named Amaryllis who fell in love with a handsome shepherd. He was an avid gardener and vowed to only love a woman who could bring him the most beautiful flower in the world. Amaryllis would go by his house every night and pierce her heart with a…

DOUG’S GARDEN BLOG – November Gardening Chores

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

HERE WE ARE IN EARLY NOVEMBER AND WE ARE HAVING GREAT WEATHER FOR FALL PLANTING PROJECTS Let me do a little re-cap as to where we are with the fall planting season: We had a good soaking rain thanks to Zeta last week. The timing for all this rain could not have been more timely….

GARDEN TIME with DOUG – Holiday Greenery

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

WE ARE OFFICIALLY ENTERING THE HOLIDAY SEASON December is fast approaching. We only have 28 days until Christmas. So, the time to start decorating our home for the holidays is now! We just received all of our cut Christmas trees this past week. Nearly 2,500 in total. And, we have some beautiful 10’ to 12’…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Brighten Your Home With Holiday Cactus

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

One of the plants you’ll see almost everywhere this time of year is Christmas/Thanksgiving/Holiday cactus. So here is what you need to know about these beautiful seasonal bloomers. Some Interesting Facts Holiday cacti are a small genus of plants called Schlumbergera. They are native to a small area in the coastal mountains of south-eastern Brazil…

GARDEN TIME with DOUG – Evergreen Perennials

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

EVERGREEN PERENNIALS GIVE YOU YEAR-ROUND INTEREST Just when you thought you understood what an annual is, what a perennial is, and what a shrub is – here I come along to add another dimension to your plant thinking. But, in my defense, there is an increased gardening interest with using hardy perennials that are evergreen….

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