There are a number of factors that impact soil health and a plant’s ability to thrive. Soil pH is one of these. Nutrients important to a plant’s growth become available or unavailable depending on the soil’s pH level. To learn more, check out this partial excerpt from my book, The Ultimate Flower Gardener’s Top Ten…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This is the time of the year when antsy gardening hands can finally get relief! The indoor seed starting season has begun. I am not going to pretend this is an area of expertise for me. When I do seed plants, which are primarily perennials, I plant them directly into my gardens in spring. So…

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