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2016 Year of the Allium
Add color and drama to your garden beds spring through fall with alliums also known as flowering onions.
Budget-wise and Eco-friendly Seed Starting
Don’t let a tight budget stop you from starting seeds indoors. Get creative and involve the whole family in the process.
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Caring for Garden Fresh Cut Flowers
Bring a bit of your garden’s beauty indoors for all to enjoy. Fresh cut flowers right from the garden make everyday a special occasion.
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Caring for Mother's Day Bouquets
Extend the beauty and enjoyment of this year’s Mother’s Day bouquet. A few extra minutes spent caring for cut flowers can add days to your enjoyment.
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Celebrate Mother's Day in a Public Garden
Celebrate Mother’s Day and National Public Gardens Day with a visit to your favorite public garden or arboretum.
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Celebrate National Gardening Week
Gardening is good for the mind, body and spirit, so let's celebrate National Gardening Week by sharing this healthful and fun hobby with others.
The Royal Horticulture Society started National Gardening Week in 2011. The goal is to beautify communities, neighborhoods, green spaces and the environment through gardening. The 2015 theme is "Start Something Beautiful."
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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Family Fun Feeding the Birds
Plants are the easiest way to bring birds into your landscape, but you may want to increase the number and diversity of winged visitors by supplementing with a few feeders.
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Father's Day Garden Gift Ideas
Combine a bit of gardening and your imagination to create a memorable gift for Father's Day.
Four Ways to Preserve (Dry) Flowers
Preserve a bit of your summer garden by drying a few flowers.
Keep enjoying the garden fresh flavor of sweet peppers throughout the winter. A quick freeze will preserve the flavor for months to come.
Always use crisp fresh peppers for best results. Wash, remove the stem and cut the peppers in half. Use the tip of a spoon or melon baller to more easily remove the seeds and membrane.
Garden Your Way to Better Health
Have you committed to improving your health this year? I have good news – you can do this while planting, maintaining and harvesting homegrown nutritious food and beautiful flowers.
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Get Outdoors and Improve Your Family's Health
June 12th is National Get Outdoors Day. So gather the family and head out to the garden.
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Gift Ideas for Father's Day
Looking for the perfect gift for dad? Consider the gift of time.
Help him enjoy gardening more or reduce time spent gardening, so he has more time to fish, golf or just relax under a shade tree.
Grow Your Own Herbs
Add some flavor and fragrance to your garden, meals, beverages, and garden parties with homegrown herbs. Whether growing in a container, mixed amongst flowers and vegetables or in a garden of their own, you will enjoy an herbal addition to the landscape.
Harvesting and Preserving the Flavor and Nutrients of Root Crops
It’s time to start reaping the benefits of your spring plantings. So break out the garden fork and get busy harvesting.
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Leaf Activity for Kids
Get outdoors and enjoy the colors, smells and sounds of fall. And be sure to collect a few colorful leaves along the way.
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Long Blooming Digiplexis Flowers
Looking for something new and exciting in your garden? Consider growing a Digiplexis plant in your garden or container plantings.
May is National Physical Fitness Month: Get the Kids Outdoors
Celebrate National Physical Fitness Month this May by getting the whole family out into the garden. It is a great way to stretch, increase muscle strength, reduce stress and improve your mood. And if your garden includes some vegetables you will be increasing your health and fitness with nutritious and flavorful homegrown produce.
Must-Have Garden Tools Make Great Gifts
Whether new or experienced, every gardener appreciates the gift of good garden tools.
Outdoor Vegetable Cleaning Station
Don’t let your garden soil end up in the kitchen. Instead create a produce cleaning station outside near the garden.
Planning a Vegetable Garden for Harvest and Preserving
Nothing beats the flavor of fresh produce, but canning, freezing and drying can help extend your enjoyment throughout the year.
Take some time to plan a garden that will provide you and your family with fresh produce and enough extra to preserve as needed or desired.
Lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, fight heart disease, boost your immune system, and add a bit of flavor to your meals by growing your own garlic.
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Prepare Garden Soil Now for Next Season
Now is the perfect time to start preparing for next season's garden. As you finish harvesting a garden bed start preparing for the season ahead.
Reduce Stress - Visit a Conservatory
The holidays are a wonderful time for family, friends and neighbors to gather, feast and exchange gifts. It can also be a stressful time overfilled with festivities. So take a break and visit a nearby conservatory this winter.
Research has shown, and gardeners know, that plants and gardening are good for the mind, body and spirit. Just being surrounded by greenery can lower your blood pressure and elevate your mood.
Conservatories are glass buildings that were constructed in colder climates to overwinter citrus and other tender or rare plants. You often can find birds and occasionally small animals along with plants in these heated glass buildings.
But conservatories are not just glass houses filled with pretty plants. They serve as a space for relaxation, a site to conserve endangered species and educate the public about the environment.
A bit more information: Conservatories originated in the 16th century, but experienced great growth and increased popularity during the late 19th century. If there isn't a conservatory in your neighborhood, plan a visit to your local florist or garden center.
Relay Planting for Bigger Harvest
Plan for a season long harvest of corn, beans and other vegetables with relay planting!
Reviving Wilted Cut Roses
Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like a fresh bouquet of roses. And nothing is more disappointing than when the necks of those roses wilt and ruin the display.
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Sea Lavender (Limonium latifolia), A Drought Tolerant Cut Flower
Add sea lavender to your list of must-have cut flowers. The light airy flowers blend nicely in any garden and the flowers are great for fresh and dried arrangements as well as craft projects.
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.
Visit a Park and Improve Your Mood
Gather family and friends and head out to a nearby park to celebrate holidays, family events or just to relax and escape the stress of everyday life.