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Understanding Blossom End Rot: It's Not What You Think

Posted on: 7/12/2017 @ 2:09pm

If you have ever grown tomatoes then you have probably experienced this scenario at least once in your gardening career: You are walking through your garden one morning when you see some plump tomatoes peeking out from under some leaves. You excitedly reach out to pick one until you notice a brown sunken spot that has overtaken the bottom of the fruit. Instead of joyously holding the fruits of your labor in your hands, you are now quickly drawing away, a look of horror and frustration on your face.

This is blossom end rot.

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Individual Stem Special Orders Now Live!

Posted on: 7/10/2017 @ 2:01pm

As some of you may know, we sell pick-your-own individual stems so that you can obtain beautiful flowers in a jiffy (we get fresh deliveries at least twice a week!). But did you also know we can special order them for your personal designs and events?

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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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