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Radical Perennials Webinar is a Hit!

Apr 19, 2017

“I really liked the Radical Perennials webinar – I’ve probably watched it all the way through 3 times since getting it a month ago.  I retired about 4 years ago and now have time to get the gardens in better shape, but needed help and advice…. Thanks so much for all you do!” Ernie. Niskayuna,…

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A Bucket-List Must – Proven Winners Grand Garden Show

Apr 10, 2017

I think it is fair to say that you have NEVER experienced anything like Proven Winners Grand Garden Show hosted at The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan (unless you have already attended a previous show). This unique garden program kicks off Sunday, August 27 with a lavish hot and cold hors d’oeuvres reception and…

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Featured Perennial – Pulmonaria

Apr 9, 2017

Pulmonaria   Pulmonaria, commonly called lungwort, is prized for both its early spring flowers as well as eye-catching foliage in woodland gardens.  Flower buds range in color from fuchsia to light pink.  Pollinators eagerly await the flowers that can be gentian blue, bluish-pink, white or bright raspberry pink.  (Pulmonaria ‘Blue Ensign’ in my garden) The foliage…

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Spring Feed Your Lawn – ORGANICALLY

Apr 8, 2017

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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Under $20 at Gardener’s Supply Company

Apr 8, 2017

I’m a ‘deal’ junkie. I love to snag great products at super sale prices. Each month I spotlight some great finds at Gardener’s Supply Company, an employee-owned company providing environmentally friendly gardening products through its website, catalogs, and retail stores (in Burlington and Williston, VT). I recently had fun shopping their Deals Under $20 page. …

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Here comes Peter Cottontail

Apr 7, 2017

Ahhhh…. Can you smell it?  Spring is in the air.  I LOVE the month of April.  The earth bursts with new life.  All my plants seem to be on steroids as they grow inches each day. I delight in tiptoeing out to my gardens early in the morning. No lawn mowers, cars, garbage trucks or…

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Water is precious! Water wisely!

Apr 6, 2017

Water conservation is a hot topic in the green industry. How we water our lawns and gardens matters. One of the best rules of thumb for watering is to water less often, but longer when you do.  The goal is to wet the soil to a depth of at least 6”.  You want to train…

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Garden Design magazine provides TWICE the content of other magazines

Apr 5, 2017

Garden Design magazine doesn’t just offer cutting-edge design ideas, plant recommendations and gorgeous pictures, it also offers twice as much content as other magazines with NO advertising! For example, the recent issue of Fine Gardening magazine has a total of 86 pages, of which 17 are full page ads and two half pages ads. Translation:…

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TAKE FIVE! Non-Stop Blooming Annuals

Apr 5, 2017

Fool-proof, powerhouse annuals are on my MUST HAVE list.  Here are five front-runners for high impact, low-maintenance gardens and containers: Supertunia Vista ‘Bubblegum’.  Let’s salute the 2017 Annual of the Year! This nonstop blooming annual covers two to four square feet. WHAT?!   ‘Bubblegum’ blows your characteristic view of petunias. No deadheading required, sweeping flower-covered stems,…

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Flowering Shrubs Online Lecture is Almost Here!

Apr 4, 2017

Flowering shrubs rock! They contribute astonishing beauty to a landscape and ask for so little in return – they typically require minimum routine maintenance as well as less water and fertilizer. And we are not the only admirers of these woody wonders. Many pollinators are also huge fans. (photo of Tony and Marie Newton’s Garden…

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