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4 Common Problems Affecting Your Tomatoes

Posted on: 7/10/2019 @ 12:00pm

Tomatoes are the mainstay of many Richmond gardens. They should be producing well this time of year, but sometimes issues do pop up. Read on to learn about 4 of the more common ones, along with solutions for treatment!

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Heat Tolerant Annuals for Virginia Summers

Posted on: 7/3/2019 @ 4:11pm


Virginia summers are known for being “sticky”. Check out some of our favorite heat tolerant annuals that thrive in Virginia’s summer climate and will keep your garden bursting with color!

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Planting Perennials for Birds

Posted on: 6/25/2019 @ 3:00pm


Bring more birds into your yard by planting perennials that will provide them with seed and nectar! Planting a variety of perennials with different bloom times will provide food, and give your garden color, over many months. Read on for some of our favorite plants for making your garden a bird’s paradise!

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Surviving the Invasion: How to Defend Against Japanese Beetles

Posted on: 6/12/2019 @ 12:11pm


It’s that time of year again…Japanese Beetles have returned! We’ve got some tips & insight on how to keep them from devouring your pristine lawn and perfectly healthy garden.

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Ways to Water While on Vacation

Posted on: 6/4/2019 @ 2:49pm

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Are you taking a vacation away from home? Don’t forget about your plants! There is no substitute for a ‘Plant Sitter’ that can water your plants while you’re away, but we know that’s not always possible. Give your plants a fighting chance with some of our favorite vacation watering products!

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Maintaining Houseplant Humidity During the Colder Months

Posted on: 11/7/2018 @ 2:49pm

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This time of year with heaters turned on our skin can feel dry, cracked, and generally be in need of some extra moisture from lotions or lip balm. Plants don’t need lotion, but some of them will need a more humid environment to avoid their leaves curling, browning, splitting, or spotting.

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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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