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Getting the Most out of Your Cut Christmas Tree

Posted on: 11/27/2019 @ 1:10pm

It’s that time of year again! Christmas songs play everywhere you go, brightly colored lights begin to light up the outside of houses, and the mad dash to figure out everyone’s gifts for the big day begins. It’s also time to choose your next Christmas tree! We’ve gathered some info and tips to help you get the most out of your cut Christmas tree this season.

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Winter Protection for Birds in the Garden

Posted on: 11/12/2019 @ 2:00am

Winter is coming. So here are some ecological bird-friendly ways to promote a healthy safe habitat for birds come the colder months.

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Strange's DIY: Creepy Critters

Posted on: 10/23/2019 @ 2:52pm

Looking for some quick Halloween decorations or an easy craft to do with the kids? Read on to learn how to make 3 different creepy critters using Jack-be-Little pumpkins!

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Putting Your Garden to Bed: Things to do Before First Frost

Posted on: 10/16/2019 @ 3:15pm

Many of us are taken by surprise when the first frost finally hits every though it’s inevitable every year. Though Richmond’s first frost date falls on average around October 16th, if one thing is for certain about Mothers Nature, it’s that she doesn’t operate on a set schedule. Once it finally appears in the forecast we’re often left scrambling in the garden. Planting for next year, bringing our plants inside, and treating our landscape suddenly becomes very urgent. Want to get ahead of the game this year? We’ve put together this handy checklist as a reminder of things to do before temperatures drop!

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A Guide to Growing Magical Mums

Posted on: 10/9/2019 @ 4:00pm

If you’ve ever paid attention to fall decorating you’re probably familiar with the vibrant, bushy blooms of the chrysanthemum. We’ve put together this quick guide to answer some of our most commonly asked questions and to provide tips for growing your fall dream flower.

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Fall Bulbs: Plant Now for Spring Color!

Posted on: 9/4/2019 @ 10:00am

Everybody always gets excited when they see that first crocus popping through a late snow, or the first bright yellow daffodil in the neighborhood. Make plans to plant your bulbs this fall, for spring color next year.

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Pansies & Violas: A Primer to the Cool-Weather Blooms of Your Dreams!

Posted on: 9/3/2019 @ 11:25am

Pansies & violas are a decades-old fall staple for a multitude of reasons, including their ability to bloom in the cold and signature vibrant “faces”. We’ve put together this primer to help you navigate the wild and wonderful world of pansy land and provide tips for growing the biggest and most prolific blooms!

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Get a Head Start Now on Next Year's Insects

Posted on: 8/26/2019 @ 4:51pm

Are you frustrated every year with Japanese beetles eating everything in sight? How about scale on your holly tree? Or aphids on almost anything? We have a long-term solution to these problems.

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12 Pet-Friendly Houseplants (& Some Common Toxic Ones)

Posted on: 8/14/2019 @ 12:20pm

We all love our plant babies, but we love our furry ones too! While it may not be the first thing we think of when eyeing a new plant for our collection, it is very important to recognize what houseplants are toxic and non-toxic for our pets to ensure their safety. Read on for 12 of our favorite pet-friendly houseplants (and some to keep away from pets)!

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13 Late Summer Bloomers that Attract Butterflies!

Posted on: 7/31/2019 @ 1:30pm

A BAKER’S DOZEN FOR LATE SUMMER BLOOMS THAT ATTRACT BUTTERFLIES

How many of these plants do you have in your garden? If the answer is none, then shame on you! Not only are they all easy to care for, but all of them have the added bonus of attracting hummingbirds and/or butterflies and bees. All of the plants listed here are low maintenance and bloom for a good long time, starting in mid-summer.

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Sun-Loving & Drought-Tolerant Perennials

Posted on: 7/24/2019 @ 3:20pm

If you have a sunny dry spot where you just can’t seem to keep anything alive in the hot summer months, try some sun-loving & drought-tolerant perennials! Check out some of our favorites to keep your garden looking lush during the hot summer months.

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Summer Garden Survival Tips (For You & Your Plants!)

Posted on: 7/17/2019 @ 1:30pm

Nobody really wants to work in the garden in the middle of July, but there are a few easy things you can do to ensure everything stays alive and healthy.

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