7 Environmental Factors To Consider With Gardening

7 Environmental Factors To Consider With Gardening

As you look at plants in the nursery or online, you’ll probably notice a reference to growing or USDA zones. An example is Summer Crush® Hydrangea, which lists a growing zone of 4-9. Hardiness Zone Map These numbers are based on a map created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help gardeners determine the type of plants likely to thrive in different locations. The zones on the map show the average minimum winter temperatures for a given area. For example, Zone 6 includes areas where the average lowest temperature in winter goes down to -10°F. A few cities in […]

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Preparing for Winter: Simple Ways to Provide for Backyard Birds

Preparing for Winter: Simple Ways to Provide for Backyard Birds

Birds use a variety of adaptations for surviving in cold climates, including fluffing their feathers, roosting and cuddling, tucking their feet and bills, and even shivering to stay warm, according to Tina Shaw for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. With that in mind, however, there are a variety of ways in which you can proactively protect, support, and provide for backyard birds throughout the winter months. From the value of effective shelter to providing adequate nutrition and beyond, properly preparing your backyard can be made simple. Preparing Adequate Shelter Providing shelter for backyard birds is a simple and effective way to […]

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Garden Trends: Color of the Year 2024

Garden Trends: Color of the Year 2024

As you embark on the journey of planning your garden for the upcoming year, explore the plethora of new offerings at Jung Seed. With an array of choices at your fingertips, the task of selection may seem daunting. A strategic approach to finding inspiration could involve aligning your choices with the Color of the Year. For 2024, Pantone has chosen Peach Fuzz 13-1023 as the hue of choice. To streamline your decision-making process, we’ve curated a selection of our favorite plants inspired by this captivating shade. Anne Fall Bearing Raspberry Anne Fall is the largest, best-tasting, highest-quality yellow raspberry. The […]

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10 Colorful Perennials For Your Spring Garden

10 Colorful Perennials For Your Spring Garden

While winter is just beginning, spring will be here soon, and we will be eager to fill our gardens and patios with colorful blooms. Perennials have the advantage of being low maintenance and coming back each year to become a long-term addition to your landscape. If that is not enough, some of them show off their blooms in spring, making them a fine addition to your collection of spring-blooming plants. Here are a few spring-blooming perennials to consider for your garden.  Alexander’s Great Brunnera This underused perennial has much to offer in the garden with its attractive silver foliage from […]

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Planning Your 2024 Vegetable Garden

Planning Your 2024 Vegetable Garden

Where do I begin? We often hear this question from gardeners looking to grow vegetables for the first time. And with so much information at our fingertips, the process can feel overwhelming. Let’s take a few moments and explore the general steps to creating your first veggie garden. What Should I Grow In My Vegetable Garden? Create A Vegetable Favorites List When I began vegetable gardening, I had a long list of things to grow, and the real challenge was knowing what I should grow with my limited space and experience. As you start planning, begin with a list of […]

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Bringing the Garden Indoors — How to Successfully Incorporate Indoor Plants into Any Living Space

Bringing the Garden Indoors — How to Successfully Incorporate Indoor Plants into Any Living Space

Houseplants may reduce anxiety and stress, help sharpen attention, and can even increase happiness and life satisfaction. Despite the myriad of benefits, however, successfully incorporating indoor plants into one’s home can be a challenge — especially when ensuring that they are properly placed in order to thrive. For those who are new to the realm of indoor plants, considering factors such as lighting, occasional upkeep tasks, and even interior design can all work to set the stage for successful growth — whether you’re incorporating vines into your home or a simple kitchen herb garden. The Importance of Proper Lighting  Light is noted […]

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Jung Seed Holiday Gift Guide 2023

Jung Seed Holiday Gift Guide 2023

On the hunt for meaningful presents? Your search ends at Jung Seed, where we’ve handpicked a range of perfect gardening gifts. We go through a detailed process each year to choose products that stand out during the holiday season. Whether it’s exquisite flowers, practical gardening tools, or stylish decor, we’ve got an extensive selection that’s sure to please any gardening lover. Take a look at some of our top gift ideas for this holiday season. BIRD HOUSE GOURDS If you enjoy watching birds, you can grow birdhouses in your very own garden. The gourd fruit is just the right size […]

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Creating A Treehouse Garden

Creating A Treehouse Garden

Back in the 1980s and the 90s, having a treehouse was a must for many kids who had a sturdy tree in their backyard, as seen in TV shows like “The Wonder Years” or movies like “The Sandlot.” A treehouse was not only a place to play with friends, but it was a spot where kids can dream and hide from the rest of the world. As children found other ways to spend their free time, the treehouse became a thing of the past. But in the midst of the pandemic, having one became trendy once more as treehouses proliferated […]

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How To Propagate Houseplants

How To Propagate Houseplants

Houseplants keep growing in popularity, and it’s no surprise when you consider how many new and improved plants are becoming available each year. Also, studies have shown houseplants provide many health benefits, like reduced stress and better air quality for your home. As winter settles in, you may think of ways to grow your houseplant collection or make your living space greener. Now is a great time to propagate your plants to fill empty spots in your home or share with family and friends.  Propagation is a term that refers to plant reproduction, which occurs by seeds or vegetative methods. […]

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Grow Light Basics

Grow Light Basics

When I was younger, my mom and I stopped at a garden center and came across a lemon tree. I knew very little about growing citrus, but I was intrigued by the idea of growing citrus fruit in Wisconsin, so we bought it. As winter approached, it was time to bring the lemon tree indoors for its first winter, which meant finding the right grow light to keep the tree healthy. A quick online search reveals many types of grow lights, but how do we find the right kind of lights for our plants? Let’s find out what makes a […]

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