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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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Why Use a Grow Light for Seed Starting

The main purpose of grow lights is to provide strong light to your seedlings from above, similar to the sun’s light. They are especially helpful when you don’t have a window that lets in a good amount of light each day. The bonus? You can set them up in any area of your house, including the basement or a closet!

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10 Easy-Care Houseplants

Don't worry, be happy. It's a motto we should all try to live by. Matter of fact, there is even a song written about it. Or maybe the song was written and now it's a motto? Either way, it's still a good one.

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5 Essentials for Healthy Houseplants

The first requirement of all plants during their growing season is an abundance of daylight. Light from a window is always one-sided and the plants respond by turning their leaves and flowers toward the light. To keep healthy houseplants, turn the plants occasionally or they’ll grow lopsided.

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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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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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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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Protect Your Trees & Shrubs from Winter Burn

Did you know trees and shrubs can become dehydrated just like you?

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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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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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