Posts Tagged: Gardening

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Sow Seeds This Fall

Most of us do not think of planting seeds or plants in the fall as the traditional garden season is almost over, and the dreary prospect of a winter without fresh produce looms.  With care, however, there are many vegetable groups that can be encouraged to "over-winter" in your garden. Most greens will grow if planted in the fall and will provide delicious salads for...

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BULBS – Fall is the Time to Think of Spring

While the summer days were hot and humid, you did not mind viewing the fruit of your gardening labors from inside (with the air conditioner running).  Now the days are starting to cool off; mornings and evenings are pleasant again. Just when you need an excuse to go out and play in your garden - it’s Fall Bulb Planting Time! Bulbs planted in fall can make your...

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Virginia Ephemerals – Spice up the Spring Garden

Do you occasionally get tired of the too well organized garden scene? Have you dabbled in the spontaneity of ephemeral-like plants such as daffodils and crocus? These plants will bring a boost of color to your garden and your mood after a long winter nap… Ephemeral plants pop up early in the Spring - grow, flower, set seed, and start to curl back into the...

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Native to Your Landscape

Using native plants in your landscape can be a great way to 'be green.'  Indigenous plants are adapted to the climate and precipitation of the region where they are found, so they are naturally hardy.  Native plants benefit from pollination and seed dispersal from local wildlife and provide food in return.  As our communities become more urban, it is especially...

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Spring Trees: The Clock is Ticking

While the weather is warming and the excitement is building for another beautiful Spring, the digging window for Spring trees is also drawing to a close.  Field grown trees, otherwise referred to as B&B, need to be dug from the grower’s fields prior to the emergence of leaves.  We anticipate this leafing out occurring within the next two weeks for southern growers...

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Winter Pruning

Winter is the best time of year to prune and train small trees.  Once the tree has shed its leaves, structural problems are more easily identified and can be corrected with careful pruning, preventing problems from developing in the future. Pruning, when done correctly, is part art and part science.  It requires knowledge of tree dynamics, an understanding of...

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