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Top 5 Tried-and-True Perennial Plants for the Shade Garden

Posted on: 7/24/2018 @ 12:14pm

Is your yard covered in a canopy of trees? Here is a list of my favorite tried-and-true shade garden plants that provide unique characteristics to your woodland escape!

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Floral Arrangement Care 101

Posted on: 5/9/2018 @ 2:25pm

Receiving fresh cut flowers is always a special occasion, but just like any other perishable item flowers do have a shelf life. Fortunately there are steps you can take to help extend the life of your beautiful blooms.

Here are a few tips on how to help your vased floral arrangement last longer:

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Dahlia Planting & Care

Posted on: 4/24/2018 @ 12:28pm

Dahlias provide one of the most spectacular arrays of color in the garden. They are easy to grow and provide an abundance of blooms from June to November, making them an excellent choice for the fresh cut flower garden.

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Hot Peppers & How To Grow Them

Posted on: 4/17/2018 @ 1:39pm

How brave are you when it comes to hot peppers? Do you run screaming at the sight of a mere jalapeño? Or are you always hunting for the next hottest pepper in the world?

Peppers are measured by Scoville heat units. Ratings are still very subjective due to all sorts of influences—sunlight, water, what kind of fertilizer and how often plants are fed, soil content, etc.

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Azaleas: The Southern Staple

Posted on: 4/6/2018 @ 10:21am

It’s hard to drive or walk through the streets of Richmond and find a yard that doesn’t have an azalea growing in it’s midst. But this southern landscape staple has developed a few new tricks. That azalea growing in the shady spot of your grandmother’s back yard is most likely the variety we’re all most familiar with…

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It's Time to Plant Cool Weather Vegetable Crops!

Posted on: 3/26/2018 @ 3:43pm

You were determined to eat healthier this year. Kick-start that plan by growing your own leafy greens and other vegetables! There are a wide variety of veggies that love the weather this time of year. Unfortunately, basil and tomatoes are not two of them, but we have some good alternatives.

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Fall Seed Starting: A Reference

Posted on: 8/16/2017 @ 3:32pm

It’s the middle of August, a time for beach trips, barbeques, and nighttime fireflies. Though you’re probably still reaping the rewards of your summer crops, August is also a key time for sowing seeds for your fall vegetable garden.

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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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