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A Perennial Valentine - Valentine Bleeding Heart
Looking for a unique Valentine's Day gift for that special someone? Give a gift that brings joy and beauty year after year.
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.
Balsam Fir Christmas Tree
The smell of a freshly cut balsam fir is a fragrant part of many holiday celebrations.
Basic Tools for the Garden
Using the right tool for the job can reduce stress on your body and improve the health and beauty of your landscape. Here are a few basic garden tools to help you throughout the gardening season.
Cleaner Air Mowing
The grass is up and growing and the roar of lawn mowers can be heard throughout the neighborhood. Minimize the negative impact of your gas mower on the environment with a few easy tricks.
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Convert Mailbox into In-garden Tool Storage
Decrease wasted time and increase your gardening efficiency by keeping your tools and gloves handy whenever gardening.
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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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Expand Your Plant Collection with Cane Cuttings
Improve your plants' appearance and expand your houseplant collection by starting new plants from cane cuttings.
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.
Father's Day Garden Gift Ideas
Combine a bit of gardening and your imagination to create a memorable gift for Father's Day.
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.
Garden Longer with Less Aches and Pains - It's National Garden Week
Gardener's Tool Kit; Pruning Tools
Before you head out to the garden to do a bit of pruning, make sure you have the right tool for the job.
Use a bypass hand pruner for deadheading and pruning woody stems up to ¾ of an inch in diameter. These pruners have two sharp blades like scissors, resulting in a clean cut that closes quickly. Look for a quality pruner with replaceable blades.
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 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 Pineapple
Don’t compost the top of your pineapple. Instead, use it to start an indoor garden with your favorite young or seasoned gardeners.
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Growing Sweet Potatoes Indoors
The pantry is full of fall favorites like squash, pumpkins and sweet potatoes. But busy schedules may find a few things growing in the back of the cupboard. Don't discard those sweet potatoes that sprout in storage. Make it a fun gardening activity for the family.
Harvesting Flowers for Drying
Enjoy your garden’s beauty year round. Harvest and dry a few flowers to use in flower arrangements, craft project or as gifts for friends and family.
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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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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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Medinilla for Indoor and Outdoor Gardens
Add a bit of the tropics to your patio or indoor garden with a Medinilla plant.
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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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.
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.
Preparing Dormant Annuals for the Growing Season
Clear a spot on the windowsill and make room for geraniums, fuchsias, lantanas and any other plants that were stored in a cool dark location indoors for winter.
Propagating Snake Plants (Sansevieria)
Expand your indoor plant collection and have fun by starting snake plants from just a three-inch section of a leaf.
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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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.
Saving a Few Annuals for the Indoor Winter Garden
Part of the fun of gardening is trying new plants and pushing the growing limits. This fall try moving a few of your favorite annuals indoors to brighten your indoor garden.
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.
Start New Perennials from Root Cuttings
Expand your perennial plant collection or share a family heirloom with friends and family. Root cuttings of butterfly weed, bleeding heart and oriental poppies to start new plants to share.
Start New Plants from Cuttings
Starting new plants from cuttings of existing plants is a great way to pass along family heirlooms and increase your indoor or outdoor plant collection.
Starting New Begonia Plants from a Leaf
Expand your houseplant collection with leaf cuttings of Rex, angel wing and other large leafed begonias.
Starting Roses from Seed
Expand your garden and have a little fun by growing a few plants from the seeds of your favorite rose.
Stating Trees and Shrubs from Hardwood Cuttings
It's all in the timing – when trying to start trees and shrubs from a cutting.
Transplanting Cacti, Pain-free
Move potbound cacti and succulents into a slightly larger container without injuring yourself.
Vacation Care for Indoor Plants
Summer is the time for vacations and travel. And if you can’t find a plant sitter, you may need to get creative when it comes to keeping your indoor plants alive.
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Vacation Care for Your House Plants
You can stop your mail, kennel your pets, but it is difficult to find a reliable house plant sitter while on vacation.
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