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Fresh Cut Tree Care

The holiday season is fast approaching and if you haven’t thought about a Christmas tree yet, we bet you will soon! We’ve put together a few tips and reminders to keep your fresh cut tree looking beautiful.

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4 Quick Tips for Poinsettia Care

Nothing says “the Holidays are here” like seeing the poinsettias arrive at your local Earl May! There are some quick and easy things you can do to keep your poinsettia looking its best throughout the holiday seasons. Enjoy the festive feel of these beautiful plants as you spend time with family and friends.

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7 Steps to the Best Shaped Artificial Christmas Tree

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to think about decorating with a tree. With its many advantages, an artificial tree may be the perfect choice for you.

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8 Easy Steps to Grow and Care for Amaryllis

What is better than FRESH flowers for your home? Not much. With the Christmas season around the corner, Amaryllis are a great holiday plant to decorate with. Amaryllis are easy to care for and produce gorgeous flowers.

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Caring for Paperwhites

Paper whites can be grown in shallow bowls with no drainage holes but to create the most impact, use a clear bowl with loose gravel or stones. Paperwhites are also great to show in clear vases!

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This Fall, Think Spring

It may seem counterintuitive to start thinking about spring as we begin to sink into autumn temperatures, but Fall is the best time to start laying the groundwork for a healthy lawn and garden.

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Our Top Tree Picks for Beautiful Fall Color

We all love that classic fall look, with bright red, orange and yellow leaves in the sunshine. And the fun memories of raking them into big piles to jump in as kids. Or even sipping some cider on the front porch or backyard deck on a calm autumn day while watching the leaves float in the breeze.

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Houseplant Migration: Tips for Moving Plants Indoors

Houseplants are great, colorful additions to a backyard patio or deck. When temperatures start to dip in the fall, they need to be brought inside to a more protected area.

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Mums: Choosing the Best Ones

Fall is just around the corner and our garden centers are bursting with the colors of the season! What better way to enjoy some fall color than with mums. It's so inviting to walk up to the front door and being greeted by bright, cheerful blooms of mums and pumpkins!

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5 Tips for Overseeding Your Lawn this Fall

August through September is the BEST time to over-seed a lawn. Warm soil and cool temperatures at night make the perfect growing conditions. Here are 5 expert tips on doing it right!

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When to Harvest Apples & Other Fruits

You’ve nurtured and cared for your fruit trees all season long and at some point you want to enjoy the “fruits of your labor,” but when exactly can you harvest the fruit? Here are some tips from the experts on figuring out when to begin your harvest and some helpful hints on storing them as well.

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Fall Planting is the Best

In our Midwest climate, mid-August to mid-October is ideal for planting a variety of plants. We love this time of year as the weather cools above ground while the soil stays warm below ground. This is especially important to promote good roots for a hardier plant next spring.

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Successive Planting: Growing a Fall Vegetable Garden

Harvesting vegetables is a great reward for all the hard work you've put in planting, watering and weeding during the season. Why not keep it going? Plant a fall veggie garden to continue producing the quality, homegrown foods you love.

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Top 5 Low Light Houseplants

Low Light? No problem.

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Grow Great Tasting Blueberries

Blueberries are not only an enjoyable and rewarding fruit to grow but are attractive plants that lend themselves well to the home landscape. Its great fall color makes it very appealing.

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Japanese Beetle Solutions

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

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How to Avoid or Control Tomato Blight

To most people, tomato blight refers to a number of specific diseases that can attack tomato plants. These diseases are usually soil-borne.

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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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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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