Fall Gardening: Ornamental Grass

Fall Gardening: Ornamental Grass

Fall is a time when perennials prepare to go dormant for winter. As a result, many plants are no longer blooming, leaving an absence of color in the garden. However, during this time, ornamental grasses are coming into their prime. These grasses come in many sizes, colors, and forms, making them easy to use in the garden. They are also low maintenance, requiring little care apart from cutting them back each spring. This group of perennials brings a fresh look to the landscape. Benefits Of Adding Ornamental Grass To Your Garden Many types of ornamental grass are native to the […]

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3 Tips to Create DIY Planters & 3 Ideas on How to Use Them

3 Tips to Create DIY Planters & 3 Ideas on How to Use Them

Plants and flowers add wonderful color and life to any space. From sprawling yards to small balconies, choosing the suitable planter helps you make the most of your green and growing areas.  Of course, not every planter is equal. Size, shape, and material play important factors in the best planter choice. Plus, they have to match the existing aesthetic! Creating your own planters is often the best way to ensure they live up to your standards. Indeed, with a few handy pointers, anyone will turn their old items and forgotten scraps into picture-perfect planters.  Here are three tips to create […]

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Aquaponic Gardening: The Beginners Guide To Growing Vegetables With Fish

Aquaponic Gardening: The Beginners Guide To Growing Vegetables With Fish

Did you know you can grow a vegetable garden in your fish tank? In this article, we’ll teach the basics of aquaponics, the art, and science of growing plants in your fish tank.  Aquaponics is a fun and fancy word for a fun and futuristic concept: growing plants without soil in the same tank where you’re raising fish. This may sound like science fiction, but it’s not. Not only is this wacky pairing science fact, but it’s also actually accessible in your own backyard! In this article, we’ll cover the principles behind aquaponics, the basic setup, and some of the […]

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Toxic Houseplants: What Is Safe & Not Safe for Cats?

Toxic Houseplants: What Is Safe & Not Safe for Cats?

Are you passionate about indoor or outdoor gardening or do you just like fresh flowers or a couple of pothos plants to liven up your home décor? While gardening can be therapeutic and a beautiful yard with flower beds can add to your home’s appearance and value, when you have a cat, it’s wise to select carefully what you cultivate. Whether you are bringing plants into your home or if your cat goes outside into your yard, or onto a patio or balcony, consider your favorite feline’s safety. Many plants are harmless for a kitty while others pose a danger […]

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Strawberry Growing Guide

Strawberry Growing Guide

One of the most popular fruits to grow in home gardens is strawberries. They are easy to grow and can be grown in small spaces such as containers or baskets. Strawberries are not only bursting with flavor but they are rich in vitamins and antioxidants. You can enjoy them freshly picked from the garden or in your cooking such as cakes, jams, and salads. Here are some helpful tips for growing an abundance of strawberries in your garden. Strawberry Culture At A Glance Choose the best type for your area & needs. Do not plant crowns too deep or too […]

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Late Bloomers: Keeping Landscapes in Color

Late Bloomers: Keeping Landscapes in Color

Perennials are a staple of the garden, and each year they come back to impress us with their floral display. I look forward to the spectacular blooms on my perennials every year, as do many of you. Creating consistent colors in the garden can be a challenge. Perhaps your garden is full of spring-blooming perennials that look gorgeous in May, but those blooms soon fade, leaving you little color to enjoy in summer. You can solve this problem by planting long-blooming perennials. Here are a few plants to count on for long-lasting color. Rozanne Geranium Hardy geraniums come in wide […]

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7 Common Garden Plants That Are Toxic to Dogs

7 Common Garden Plants That Are Toxic to Dogs

Dogs are naturally curious and love to use their olfactive superpowers on walks, in garden beds, and in front and backyards. While some garden vegetation is completely harmless for our furry family members, other vegetation is poisonous. Your garden may contain poisonous plants that in a few cases can be lethal for the family dog. Some plants may cause diarrhea, vomiting, or discomfort, while others can lead to liver damage, convulsions, and kidney failure. Unfortunately, many of these plants are more common than one might imagine. If you have any of these plants on your property, you may consider relocating […]

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A Quick Guide To Pesticides

A Quick Guide To Pesticides

Hey, what kind of bug is that?  Knowing the type of insect you are trying to eliminate is the first step to proper pest control. All insects have specific life cycles from egg, to nymph, to adult. The life stage in which they do the most damage might not be when they are most vulnerable to pesticides. Japanese beetles are a perfect example. As adults, they are extremely difficult or nearly impossible to control. They are most vulnerable in their larval life stage as grubs, in the ground feeding on turf grass roots. This is when to best treat them. […]

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How To Dog-Proof Your Garden

How To Dog-Proof Your Garden

Dogs and gardens don’t always mix, at least according to some gardeners. If you ask the dogs, they might disagree. Garden plots, with their range of tempting smells, freshly turned dirt, and population of highly chaseable insects and small animals, offer a veritable playground for a pup, who won’t understand why running through the tall grass is fine, but romping through these much more interesting plants is not. Plus, after watching their owners digging around in the dirt, your dog may try to socialize by joining in on the fun. Fortunately, there are ways to indulge these social instincts without […]

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7 Irises To Get Excited About Fall 2022

7 Irises To Get Excited About Fall 2022

It is time to start planning for your spring blooming flower garden. One of the most beautiful and popular flowers is the Bearded Iris. The best time to plant is late summer to early autumn. Jung Seed has several new Irises this year selected for their beauty and overall performance. Best Bet German Bearded Iris Best Bet German Bearded Iris has light blue standards that are a sharp contrast with the falls of near navy blue. It is a vigorous grower that produces huge blooms. Early season and rebloom. Grows to 36 inches. Zones: 3 to 9 Cherry Blossom Song […]

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