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Surviving the Invasion: Top 3 Products for Japanese Beetle Control

Posted on: 6/12/2017 @ 2:03pm

Adult Japanese beetles begin emerging in early June and stay active for 4-6 weeks. Feeding in groups, the beetles devour leaves, flowers, and overripe or wounded fruit An individual beetle will live 30-45 days and feed on about 300 species of plants. For best prevention, begin treating your plants at the first sign of Japanese beetles.

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Vampire Killers: Top 3 Products for Back Yard Tick Control

Posted on: 6/7/2017 @ 1:24pm

2017 is turning out to be one of the worst seasons ever for ticks which means it’s very important to protect you and your family from contracting tickbourne diseases! According to the CDC website, to mitigate ticks in your lawn or garden…

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Our 2017 Tomato Shortlist

Posted on: 5/3/2017 @ 2:35pm

Spring is in the air… and you know what that means! It’s tomato time! First consumed by the Aztecs, people have found countless ways to prepare this succulent fruit. However, just as there are thousands upon thousands of tomato recipes to whip up, there are also thousands upon thousands of tomato varieties to sink your teeth into! Take a peek at Strange’s 2017 tomato shortlist (all of which we carry)!

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Cool Season Edibles : Lettuce

Posted on: 3/1/2017 @ 10:15am


With the big day of March 1st hitting this week, a lot of dedicated edible/kitchen gardeners have got the itch to start putting in their cool-season assortment into the ground. Here at Strange’s West Broad, our full assortment has arrived, but I am going to focus on the most popular: lettuce…

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Getting A Head Start On Seed Starting

Posted on: 1/9/2017 @ 5:01pm


Winter has just gotten here, but everyone is impatient for spring already. The psychological need to see something green emerging from the earth is almost overpowering during the short days of winter…

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Light Up The Night With Christmas Lights From Strange's!

Posted on: 11/30/2016 @ 12:30pm


Get plugged into Christmas with Strange’s wide assortment of incandescent and LED light strings. We’ve got white, multi, red, blue, gold, purple, crystal cut, big C9s, shotgun shell lights, and more! Come check out our selection while all the lights…

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Haunting Indoor Plants For Halloween

Posted on: 10/19/2016 @ 2:59pm

Halloween Pumpkin: Fresh Carved Jack O' Lantern Decoration & Fro

Who doesn’t enjoy a good Halloween party? Spooky lights, jack-o-lanterns, great food, and scary decorations. What’s missing? Live plants that are perfect for the season…

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2 For 1 Color With Bulbs & Pansies

Posted on: 10/12/2016 @ 2:32pm

daffodils, tulips and hyacinth

“Can I plant bulbs under my pansies for some extra spring color?” Why yes, yes you can! This kind of planting is known as lasagna planting, where you layer one thing on top…

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Fall Gardening Frustrations & Solutions

Posted on: 9/28/2016 @ 11:42am

Strange's Mums

Fall is typically an easy time to garden. The weather is cooler, we’ve hopefully had some rain, and maybe, just maybe, you have a little extra free time to enjoy it all! There are some questions that we get asked year after year, always during the Fall.

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Urban Apples™: The Apple You Can Grow On Your Porch

Posted on: 9/21/2016 @ 4:53pm


Everyone loves the taste of a fresh apple, especially one picked right from the tree. Have you always wanted an apple tree, but you just don’t have the room to plant one? We have the answer—Urban Apples™ from…

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Pansies, Violas or Panolas?

Posted on: 9/7/2016 @ 3:20pm


Pansies or Violas? Which is your favorite?

Pansies have been a staple of fall planting for years. As Richmond winters have gotten colder and more unreliable, people have started looking for an alternative that would give them just as much (or more) color…

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