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A Fall Beauty - Witchhazel
Witchhazel has long been used as a soothing rub for aching muscles, itchy bug bites and scrapes. This wonder compound is derived from the Witchhazel plant and can still be found in your local drugstore.
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Add a Bit of Patriot Flare to Your Garden
Add a little patriot flare to the garden with a bit of paint, a few flags and a few new plants.
Add Fragrant Shrubs and Vines to the Landscape
When considering fragrance in the garden, roses, peonies, and phlox are some of the first plants that come to mind. Don't limit yourself, look for flowering trees, shrubs and vines that can liven up the landscape with their fragrance.
Add Spring Fragrance with Carolina Allspice
Add some fragrance to your spring garden with Carolina allspice (Calycanthus florida).
Attractive Year Round Screening
How many evergreens do I need to screen the view of my neighbor's house? This is a common question raised by gardeners across the country.
Brown Needles and Leaves on Evergreens
A walk through your garden this spring may reveal browning on both needled and broadleaf evergreen trees and shrubs.
Cedar - Birth Tree for February 9-18
If you or a friend celebrates your birthday between February 9th and 18th your birth tree is the Cedar. You are said to have rare beauty, know how to adapt, like luxury, and are confident.
Celebrate World Hyacinth Day
Celebrate World Hyacinth Day on March 7th and throughout the spring by enjoying the fragrant blooms of this popular spring flowering bulb.
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Colorado Blue Spruce
Colorado blue spruce are a favorite tree of many gardeners. Their bluish green needles and pyramidal shape are a nice addition to the landscape. But several diseases can kill branches and distort their beauty.
Create an Exotic Garden in Your Favorite Container
Bring a bit of the desert, tropics or evergreen forest to your backyard. Container plantings allow you to push the limits of your growing environment.
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Create Your Own Holiday Centerpiece
Don’t let the holiday rush and winter weather ruin your holiday party. Take a few minutes to walk through your garden and gather a few items to create a holiday centerpiece.
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Don't Move Firewood
Cooler air and the crackle of burning wood mean fall for many. But don’t destroy the forest by moving firewood. Instead use wood from local sources.
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Enhance Your Front Door with Unique and Seasonal Decor
Dress up your front door and welcome guests with unique or seasonal decor.
Enjoy a Bit of Garden Aromatherapy
Gardeners have been into aromatherapy way before it was hip and trendy. Just take a walk through a fragrant garden and your mood will improve. Increase these benefits by focusing your nose to certain herbs in the garden.
Evergreen ID - Look for an Evergreen Day (Dec. 19)
December 19th is National Look for an Evergreen Day. Don't worry if you already have your holiday tree; take advantage of this unique holiday to get outside and look at the evergreens in your neighborhood.
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Expand Your Plant Collection with Cane Cuttings
Improve your plants' appearance and expand your houseplant collection by starting new plants from cane cuttings.
Fall and Winter Care for Groundcovers
Falling leaves make a great mulch in the woods, but can spell death for groundcovers and the lawn. Make clean up easy for you and good for the environment.
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Fast and Easy DIY Patriotic Pots for the 4th of July
Didn't plant a red, white and blue garden or container for the 4th of July? No worries. Just break out some paint and creativity and you'll be set to celebrate in style.
On your next winter walk, check apples, pears, quince and other members of the rose family for signs of fireblight disease.
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Fraser Fir, the Number One Selling Christmas Tree
Each year more than 25 million real Christmas trees are sold in the United States. Every buyer seems to have their favorite, but overall the Fraser fir is the best-selling evergreen for the Christmas season.
From the Landscape to Holiday Decorations
Add a personal touch to your holidays by creating decorations from evergreens, berries, cones and seedpods harvested from your landscape.
Grow a Few Christmas Gifts
Help small children handle the anticipation and adults deal with the stress of the holidays while creating a few homegrown gifts.
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Grow Your Own Chocolate - Chocolate Mint, That Is!
Add some chocolate to your diet and garden without adding all those calories.
A traditional element in holiday decor, holly plants also provide beauty year round in the landscape.
Make Your Own Icy Luminaries
Fire and candles have long been used to guide and welcome travelers and guests. Give this tradition a twist by making your own icy luminaries this winter.
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Mexican Mint or Cuban Oregano (Plectranthus amboinicus)
Add some fragrance to your indoor and outdoor gardens with Mexican mint also known as menthol plant or Cuban oregano.
This fast grower quickly reaches a height of 6 to 18 inches and a width of three feet. Grow it in containers, as a groundcover or in the herb or flower garden.
If you steal a kiss under the mistletoe this season, you might like to know a bit more about its history.
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Moonlight (Night) Garden
Create a beautiful garden that reaches its peak once the sun sets.
Mulch Your Way to a Beautiful Low Maintenance Garden
Summers are filled with barbeques, vacations, and caring for our landscapes. Mulching is one way to save time and effort over a season or two, giving you more time for fun.
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Must-Have Garden Tools Make Great Gifts
Whether new or experienced, every gardener appreciates the gift of good garden tools.
National Christmas Tree Celebrations
Whether it is a fir, pine or spruce, a real evergreen tree has long been part of family, community and national Christmas traditions.
Needle Cast on Spruce
Purple needles turning brown and branches dying on spruce may mean the tree is infected with needle cast fungal disease.
Needles Yellowing and Dropping on Evergreens
Don't worry if your evergreen has yellow or brown needles all along the trunk. This is a common occurrence called seasonal needle drop.
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New Ways to Display Pumpkins
Fall is pumpkin time. Find new ways to display these fall favorites.
Did you know the traditional holiday spice nutmeg is not really a nut? It's actually the seed of an evergreen, native to the Spice Islands of Indonesia.
Peanut Butter Shrub (Clerodendron) and Popcorn Plant (Cassia)
Add some fun and fragrance to the garden with a peanut butter shrub and popcorn plant.
Plan a Bit of Fragrance in Your Garden
Ahhh the sweet smell of lilacs generate fond memories for many of us. Be sure to grow a few new memories in your garden this year.
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Plan and Grow a Fragrant Garden
Plant a bit of aromatherapy to elevate your mood and bring back fond memories from your past.
You can tame overgrown evergreens blocking your views or creeping over walks with a bit of pruning. And get the best results for your effort with proper timing and the right pruning strategies.
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Quick and Easy 4th of July Garden Ideas
The 4th of July is just a few days away and you never did get those containers and gardens planted with red, white and blue flowers. Fortunately, there are some quick and easy options to decorate your landscape for the holiday.
Recycle Christmas Tree in the Garden
Don't drag that Christmas tree to the curb to be hauled away by the trash collectors. Give it a second, even third life, in your landscape.
Recycle Your Christmas Tree
Don’t drag that Christmas tree to the curb. Give it a second life in your landscape.
Cut trees make great windbreaks in the landscape. Strategically place discarded Christmas trees on the windward side of rhododendron, boxwood and other broadleaf evergreens to reduce problems with winter burn.
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Selection and Care of Christmas Trees
The holidays are here and for many that means, it’s time to head out to the Christmas tree lot. Selection is the first step to insuring a beautiful tree throughout the holiday season
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Share the Gift of Gardening
As gardeners, we know how digging in the soil improves our mood, reduces stress and makes us smile. Share this joy by giving a gift of gardening this holiday season.
Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia) for Difficult Growing Conditions
Don't let heavy shade or damp and clay soil stop you from gardening. Consider adding a Summersweet, Clethra alnifolia, to your landscape.
The Ash Tree - November 22 - December 1 Birth Tree
If your birthday falls between November 22nd and December 1st your birth tree is an ash. You are said to be uncommonly attractive, very reliable and trustworthy.
Tree and Shrub Growth Rates
Now is a great time to plan for additions to your landscape. And as you scour the catalogs and read plant tags you will often see trees rated as fast, medium or slow growers.
Unshearing Sheared Evergreens
Tired of constant pruning or need a change from those green gumdrops, hockey pucks and meatballs? With a bit of time and patience you can convert these back to their natural beauty.
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