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Pot ’em Up!

The green checkered flag is waving and potting soil is flying as gardeners race to their potting benches! The spring craze is here for starting seeds and cuttings as well as planting colorful containers. Many of you have heard me raving about my awesome self-watering containers that can go for WEEKS without watering. My two…

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GIVE YOUR LAWN AN ORGANIC POWER BOOST THIS SPRING!

Espoma’s chemical-free lawn program nurtures lush, rich green lawns that are kid, pet and planet friendly. All Espoma Organic Lawn Products are specifically formulated to provide 2.5 times more slow release nitrogen (SRN) than conventional lawn programs. And you don’t have to worry about burning the lawn with this slow-release fertilizer that also builds healthy…

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An Organic Mid-Winter Boost for Houseplants

Many of my flowering houseplants – especially annuals that I potted up in the fall and brought inside to do double duty as indoor plants – are looking a tad weary at this point. Time to boost their spirits (and mine) and give them some organic plant food. Espoma Organic has a new line of…

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IF YOU CAN’T GARDEN OUTDOORS, PUT ON YOUR INDOOR GARDEN GLOVES

I have many indoor plants that ‘suddenly’ get more of my attention after the first hard frost. They become my ‘new love’, especially those that go into bloom or continue into bloom in winter. Check out Espoma’s blog post on some of the best indoor plants and their care. Cooler weather also triggers many of…

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This Honey of a Plant will Surprise You!

Get ready to jump out of the way! Earlier this summer I helped my sister with a new garden in front of her farm house located near me in Kennebunk. This garden faces directly south. I took this picture shortly after we planted it. I was ASTOUNDED by how quickly Supertunia ‘Honey’ created a lush…

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Unique Fall-Blooming Bulbs

As leaves start to change color, many gardeners grab their trowels and start planting spring blooming bulbs. Depending on your hardiness zone, most spring blooming bulbs are best planted sometime in October. Conversely, late summer is ideal for installing fall blooming bulbs like Sternbergia, autumn blooming Crocus, Colchicum and Lycoris. These bulbs are typically harvested…

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Tips for growing veggies in a drought

I am a neophyte when it comes to veggie gardening. Given my limited growing space at my condo, most of this ‘valuable real estate’ goes to evaluating ornamental plants (annuals, perennials, flowering shrubs). My ‘veggie garden’ consists of two tomato plants growing in containers. Thankfully my friends at Espoma have a fantastic gardening blog that…

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Flower Garden Containers

In spite of the cool, rainy weather this past weekend, I was determined to plant containers for my home’s entryway. I felt like a crazed chef concocting masterpieces – instead of flour flying everywhere, it was Espoma’s organic potting soil. I must have made quite the scene because several neighbors came over to see what…

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Spring Feed Your Lawn – ORGANICALLY

This is the month to apply Espoma’s Spring Lawn Booster 8-0-0 to wake up turf. This organic fertilizer – safe for children and pets – slowly releases nitrogen to hungry roots. This is the first in a four-step lawn care regimen Espoma has developed as part of their Safe Paws: Healthy Lawns, Happy Pets program. …

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Jump-Start Gardens in Spring

With spring around the corner, I’m itching to get out in my gardens. Colorful flower gardening catalogs and magazines can only satisfy my gardening cravings for so long. At this time of the year I feel like a ship’s captain scanning the horizon for land – except I am searching for small green shoots. The…

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