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Giant Flowers
Take your flower bed to new heights. Read article
Monet The Gardener
A gardening masterpiece. Read article
Trial and Error- Never Give Up!
Helpful tips from gardeners. Read article
Organic Fertilizer
Increase the biological productiveness of your soil. Read article
Cherry Tomatoes
Easy to grow, productive, and delicious! Read article
Edamame / Soybeans
Soybeans for snacking. Read article
Short Season Herb Gardening
Tips for growing herbs in a short season. Read article
Perennials Tour #2
Take a garden tour and see favorite perennial plants in a garden setting. In this video- Rudbeckia (Black Eyed Susan), Perennial Garden Phlox, Hibiscus and Silphium. Watch Video

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Gardening Tip of the Day

  • It's not much fun - that's why you avoided doing it last fall - but it pays to remove garden debris that can harbor insects and diseases to attack this years garden. Run leaves, sticks and plant stems through a shredder and add to the compost pile. If the pile heats up well (as much as 170 degrees), most of the insects, weeds and diseases should be eliminated.

    If you don't compost, use debris as mulch on unrelated plants. For example, don't put tomato debris back around tomatoes, peppers, eggplant or potatoes. It should be fine around bushes.

    You don't even need a grinder. Simply rake plant debris into rows and run a mulching lawn mower over it several times. This is also a great way to recycle leaves into the landscape as mulch.