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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 »

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Kids Garden Activity: Fairy Doors

Legend has it, Fairy Doors are magical gateways to the fairy world. If you spot one, you are special! But don’t bother trying to open it, because only fairies can do so. We find fairy doors (and fairies), more than just ‘magical’. They are a growing trend connecting our children not only to a  land… Read more »

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Spring’s ‘Tough Cookie’

If ever there were a pretty little flower that could be considered a ‘tough cookie’ , it would be the pansy. Although these captivating little beauties may look delicate, they are one of the first flowers that can brave our spring gardens in cold New England. Believe it or not, pansies perform best in cool weather months,… Read more »

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Spa Day for Houseplants

Houseplants really work hard in our homes. They help make our surroundings beautiful, clean pollutants out of the air, and keep us connected to living green plants during the months we need them most. They work hard, and they can start to look tired regardless of how hard we try to mimic their ideal growing… Read more »

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What’s Growing On This Week? Take a peek!

Isn’t it great to have an early spring? We’re so excited to have our doors open again, and hope you’ll come on out and see us! Pansies arrive Monday the 14th. NOW is the time to get them planted to keep them short and loaded with blooms. Here are just a few pics of things… Read more »