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Time to Get Gardening!

by Jessica B. April 28th, 2016
If you live in the Mid Atlantic or New England part of the country, now is the time of year we have all been waiting for, even if it looked like it would be a long time coming, spring is in the air. Hopefully
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Bedding Plants for the Southwest Region

by Kimberly Hays April 21st, 2016
It can be very difficult in the southwest to get plants to grow successfully. This is because of the extreme heat that even makes drought resistant plants in need of watering, and the soil that does not exactly prove to be best for growing. There are native bedding plants that most people are successful with, and we will cover those here along with some tips on how to grow and care for them.

Daisies – Daisies are perfect for this
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Sow Those Veggies in the Southern Interior

by Jessica B. April 14th, 2016
It’s April and that means the perfect time to start sowing your veggies if you are planning to enjoy some this season. If you live in this part of the US there are many vegetables you can plant directly and avoid sowing them indoors and transplanting them later. This can make things much easier if you are short on time. Here are some tips for planting your veggies directly now.

1) Arugula, lettuce and other leafy greens –
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  • A Pacific Northwest Cutting Garden

    by Kimberly Hays April 7th, 2016
    I love growing flowers to bring inside for arrangements in summer, and they are also a welcome gift when shared with a friend or neighbor. The only issue is that they look so lovely in the garden when they are all in bloom and I don’t want to cut too many and then the flower garden look bare. A solution to this problem is to plant them next the
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  • Lasagna Gardening

    by Kimberly Hays March 31st, 2016
    If you had to do no tilling, no digging, and could still produce a successful organic garden, would you be interested? Lasagna gardening, also called sheet composting is a process of using natural components on top of the ground in layers to produce soft, fluffy soil that the plants will thrive in, and it will just get better and better over time. This is also an alternative to composting,
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  • April Gardening in Central, Midwest and Southwest

    by Kimberly Hays March 23rd, 2016
    As soon as you see the forsythia blooming it’s time to get outside and start preparing your garden for the summer. If you get to work now, it will save you a lot of time and trouble later. Getting a head start will assure that your garden has less bugs throughout the season, as well as helping your soil along so your plants and trees will produce a large
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