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Not All Cones Have Ice Cream!

Much like ice cream should be a staple in your freezer, coneflowers should be a staple in your landscapes and gardens!

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Create Your Very Own Pollinator Habitat

Have you been thinking about bees and butterflies as you make plans for your garden, landscape and outdoor spaces? As concern for our friendly pollinators increases, so does the demand for pollinator attracting plants. Creating a back yard habitat for these pollinators to thrive in is good for them and good for the environment.

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Japanese Beetle Solutions

Be prepared! The Japanese Beetle have been spotted in the Midwest.

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Hydrangeas 101

We see them. We love them. Hydrangeas. Gorgeous blooms in varying hues of white, pink, and blue. Not to mention the big leaves in a deep shade of green. But what's the difference? How do you know which one to choose? There are several different types of Hydrangeas:

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Water Wiser: Keep Your Plants Thriving

All plants need water, but how much? How often? What time during the day? Don't worry! We're here to help answer those questions.

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Trees & Shrubs: Our Top Picks

Planting trees, shrubs, flowers and other plants has a positive impact not only us, but on the environment too!

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Strawberries - What You Need to Know

It's strawberry season! In our video and this article, we'll explain the two types of strawberries, how to plant them and what you can do to make sure your plants are happy, healthy and producing great fruit.

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Grow the Best Tomatoes

A good tomato is hard to forget. You know you’ve hit the jackpot in that first, juicy bite. All tomatoes have the potential to be great and some extra attention now will pay off big time come harvest. Set the stage for a stellar performance by this year’s crops with these tips.

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Herbs for Better Health

With so many great benefits and uses for fresh herbs, we would run out of room fast to try and list them all here. Instead, we have narrowed it down to our most popular herbs and why you should be growing them for yourself. Check out our video for more info on planting your herb container garden or our video on how to cook with your herbs.

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Flower Container Design 101

Container gardening has become one of the most popular ways to make a dramatic statement at your home or office. It just takes a few plants, good soil, a favorite container and a little time. Planters and pots can be planted with flowers, herbs, vegetables and small trees or shrubs. Remarkably flexible and fun, container gardening benefits are hard to beat!

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Choosing the Right Rose

Hybrid Tea…Floribunda…Miniature… Climbing… Shrub…what does it all mean? How do you choose? Here is a simple guide and brief explanation of each rose type.

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Control Creeping Charlie in Your Yard

Creeping Charlie, Ground Ivy or Stupid Weed! Whatever you call it, this weed creeps quickly. Today a small weed, tomorrow growing everywhere!

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Benefits of Caring for Plants

As we celebrate Earth Day and the world continues to adjust to the new norm, creating your own garden or growing a container garden can be the relaxing escape you need. Whether you have a backyard vegetable garden, plant in containers or enjoy flowers, gardening has many benefits and is a great activity for you, your family and your health.

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Mulch 101

Mulch is as important to your trees, plants, and shrubs as sunlight, fertilizer and water. Think of it as a security blanket covering and protecting the plants root system.

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Vegetable Gardening for Small Spaces

Just because you don’t have the room for a garden, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables. Container gardening solves the issue for those on-the-go with small amounts of time and space to spare!

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Get Rid of Moles, Voles & Holes in Your Lawn

Have you ever stepped on your lawn only to find that the ground was soft and almost looks like you have tunnels running through it?

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Fruit Tree Planting in Early Spring

What a great feeling it is to pick a plump pear, sweet peach or juicy apple right off your own tree!

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Color Your Landscape Early!

This warm weather sure gets us in the mood to get out and get planting! Midwest winters can be tough on shrubs, plants, and trees. Things can look a little drab and colorless this time of year.

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Crabgrass: How to Get it Under Control

If you have a lawn anywhere in the Midwest, you are probably familiar with crabgrass. The nasty little weed invades your lawn every summer ruining your once weed free lawn. But crabgrass control is available.

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Successful Seed Starting to Get Your Garden Growing

In addition to saving you money, growing your own herbs, vegetables and ornamental plants from seed is extremely rewarding.

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