Create A Mardi Gras Themed Garden

Create A Mardi Gras Themed Garden

American Mardi Gras first began around 1699 near New Orleans by a French-Canadian explorer named Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville. Although Mardi Gras can be traced back as far as the 17th century in Europe. While it started off with religious practices, it has since become more of a general celebration. Mardi Gras Day is filled with music, parades with floats, parties, and food. Mardi Gras is well known for the colors associated with this celebration – green, purple, and gold. The history behind the colors is a fascinating one dating back to 1872 when the King of the Carnival proclaimed […]

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Pruning Shrubs In Winter

Pruning Shrubs In Winter

The weather outside may be cold, but there is something that can be done in the garden this time of year.  Winter is an ideal time to prune your shrubs, for several reasons.  The lack of foliage on the shrubs allows you to view their structure, giving you an idea of how much pruning is needed.  Pruning shrubs during dormancy is less stressful for the plant, compared to pruning during the growing season.  Pruning in late winter allows the wounds left by the pruning cuts to heal quicker, reducing potential disease or insect problems down the road. Why Prune Shrubs? […]

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7 Heart-Healthy Foods You Can Grow

7 Heart-Healthy Foods You Can Grow

February is the month of the heart. We celebrate the special people in our lives with Valentine’s Day. But did you know February is also heart health month? Starting in 1963, heart health month focuses on creating awareness and education of cardiovascular health. One way to improve your heart health is to eat heart-healthy foods. Here are the top seven foods you can grow that are great for your heart. Almonds & Walnuts Almonds and walnuts are excellent sources of vitamins and minerals critical for heart health. They can reduce bad cholesterol and reduce plaque buildup. Walnuts have more antioxidants […]

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Complete Guide To Lizards, Frogs & Toads In The Garden

Complete Guide To Lizards, Frogs & Toads In The Garden

Any gardener knows that having a familiarity with the creatures that live in their garden is crucial to raising healthy vegetables, beautiful flowers, and other pretty perfect plants. Everyone knows about the benefits that bugs and insects like worms, bees, and ladybugs bring to the garden as soil aerators, pollinators, and pest exterminators, respectively. Any gardener you ask will also have a rant cued up about the frustration of dealing with hungry rabbits, marauding deer, and interloping aphids. Less well known, however, are the pros and cons of the various lizards, frogs, and toads that are likely to call a […]

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7 Flowering Shrubs Perfect For Your 2022 Garden

7 Flowering Shrubs Perfect For Your 2022 Garden

As we begin planning our spring gardens, many think about all the beautiful flowers they want to grow. However, did you know shrubs are the foundation of many landscapes? Shrubs do not have to be boring. Jung Seed has seven new shrubs that have real flower power! Coral Miracle™ Rose This rose has a vibrant coral color looks amazing in the landscape. The rounded bushes have dark green, disease-resistant foliage that allows the 3 1/2 inch double blooms to really shine. Self-cleaning plants bloom all summer long, requiring very little maintenance growing to a size of 3 to 4 feet. […]

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15 Garden Trends: 2022 Color Of The Year

15 Garden Trends: 2022 Color Of The Year

2022 has arrived! It is time to start planning your garden. Jung Seed has a wide variety of new items this year. How do you choose from so many wonderful options? Why not get some inspiration from the new Color of the Year! This year Pantone has chosen Very Peri, a blueish-purple color. It is described as “displaying carefree confidence and a daring curiosity that animates our creative spirit, inquisitive and intriguing PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri helps us to embrace this altered landscape of possibilities, opening us up to a new vision as we rewrite our lives. Rekindling gratitude for […]

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Pet-Friendly Plants & Landscaping for All Seasons

Pet-Friendly Plants & Landscaping for All Seasons

The good thing about houseplants and gardens is that together, they create a full year of beautiful growth. Turning your home into a plant sanctuary is a rewarding experience, and these days, adding some color to the home can be a welcome change. However, homes with pets must take some extra steps. Not every plant is safe for your furry friends, and some outdoor features are dangerous to dogs and cats. Luckily, with some planning, your home can be welcoming to plants and animals alike, no matter the season. Take a Seasonal Inventory An easy way to stay on top […]

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5 Holiday Gift Ideas For Gardeners

5 Holiday Gift Ideas For Gardeners

Jung Seed is excited to offer Holiday Gifts for your gardener in your life. We have partnered with two local Wisconsin companies and one non-profit to bring you a unique selection. New Life Lavender & Cherry Farm is family-owned and located near Baraboo, Wisconsin. They have created a place where visitors can relax and enjoy the sweet aroma of lavender while admiring breath-taking views of their farm. New Life strives to provide a place for people to re-connect despite the hustle and bustle of life. Jung Seed is offering a selection of New Life’s lavender products perfectly paired with other […]

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Demystifying Fungicides

Demystifying Fungicides

I can tell you, there is no “easy button” when it comes to fighting plant diseases in the garden. Plant diseases are caused by pathogens that are variable, complex and for the most part, they are everywhere. What can we do to help our plants fight these pathogens? One critical way to help our plants is with the use of fungicides. Understanding Fungicides Fungicides are a type of pesticide that can be extremely beneficial in the management of plant diseases; however, we must understand that fungicides are as variable, complex, and numerous as the pathogens we wish to control with […]

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Freezing & Drying Garden Herbs: A Guide To Preserving

Freezing & Drying Garden Herbs: A Guide To Preserving

Preserving herbs for winter is a great way to add delightful organic flavor to warm dishes like soups, stews, and sauces. For optimal results, harvest herbs at their peak when oils are most flavorful. Peak harvest time occurs during the early flowering stages, just prior to the flower’s opening. After picking your herbs of choice, carefully rinse them to remove any lingering dirt or tiny garden pests. Then, gently pat the herbs dry with a paper towel. Now, you may begin the drying or freezing process. How to Dry Garden Herbs Learning how to dry herbs is quite simple. Seasoned […]

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