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Growing Your Own Fruit?

  There are a few things to consider if you want to grow your own fruit in our local area.  Although we can grow a good many different kinds in southern New England, the environment is ideally suited for apples, blueberries, ,raspberries (and other brambles),pears, and peaches in some locations. The primary concern for siting… Read more »

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Heirloom Tomatoes!

What is an heirloom tomato? Many gardeners know the term but don’t really know what it means. Luckily it is a pretty easy definition. An heirloom tomato is one that comes true from seed, unlike modern hybrid varieties.  Hybrids (your typical grocery store tomatoes), have been carefully crossbred to have particular characteristics like resistance to… Read more »

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Perennials for Butterflies

Butterflies make a garden come to life while they busily flutter from plant to plant sipping nectar. If you want to attract more butterflies to your garden, it’s important to not only plant those nectar rich plants, but also ‘host’ plants for the butterflies to live out their life cycle in your garden. While this… Read more »

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Selecting the right Hydrangea to perform in your garden.

There are so many questions people have regarding Hydrangea.  It’s understandable, there are multiple varieties and each has different uses and ideal conditions. White Hydrangeas are the hardiest garden plants and reliably perform in our area.  There are several different types of white Hydrangea. The white mop-heads are Hydrangea Arborecesens.  You may know them as… Read more »

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Veggie Garden Tips

Want to start a veggie garden? Here are some tips and tricks for veggie garden success! First things first. Location, Location, Location! You will need to create your garden in a warm sunny spot that gets at least six hours of direct light. Don’t overwhelm yourself, start with a small area that you can take… Read more »

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3 Seasons Of Bloom

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When thinking about what to plant for perennials this year, you may want to consider what will bloom in the months to come. Here are a few ideas for perennials to plant so you have something blooming in Spring, Summer and Fall. For Shade: Spring: Hellebores Summer: Hostas/Astilbes Fall: Heuchera For Sun: Spring: Phlox Summer: Echinacea… Read more »

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What You Need To Know About Mulch

Question: What are the different types of Mulch? Todd: We carry Hardwood, Cedar, Hemlock, Dark Pine, Forest Blend, and Wood Chips.   Question: Why should I use one type of mulch over the other? Todd: Mostly the differences are aesthetic, based on which color you prefer.  Except wood chips and forest blend they are all… Read more »

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Topsoil, Loam, Compost- What you need to know.

When it comes to dirt there is actually a lot to know. Most importantly what are the different types and what do you need for one project verses another. To help us understand, Todd Burnett gives us the low down on our dirty little friend…SOIL. Question: There are many different types of soil sold. What… Read more »