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Watering Is Key

The single most important factor in the success of your flowers or new landscape is watering.  New tree and shrub establishment takes up to two full growing seasons and your flowers in containers will need water regularly.  If you miss just a few watering cycles all your efforts could be wasted. I want to offer… Read more »

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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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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 »

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Growing an Indoor Herb Garden

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If you love cooking with herbs and want to bring a taste of spring into your home before the weather outside is cooperating, starting an indoor herb garden is the way to go!  Unlike when you plant your herbs outside, when in your house herbs prefer to live in their own container rather than being… Read more »

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Fairy Festival

Fairy gardens are becoming a popular form of gardening, either planted in some kind of a container or directly in the ground. This growing trend is where gardening and hobby collide, and is introducing the love of plants to a growing number of people. Who participates in these garden-meets-art activities? Adults and children alike enjoy fairy… Read more »

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Caring For Your Flowering Hanging Basket

Flowering hanging baskets have become a symbol of warm weather. Nearly every house in every neighborhood is adorned with overflowing blooms suspended in the air, as surely as there is a mailbox. Time, energy, and money are spent choosing the perfect hanging baskets for your home, so learning to maintain them to keep them looking… Read more »