Archive for March, 2017

FRUITING BEAUTIES

Posted on March 31st, 2017

(Fruit Tree Care) Don’t you want your family and friends to look at your fruit trees this year and exclaim, “What a fruiting beauty?! Don’t you want to share your bountiful harvest of peaches, apples, and plums with those you love?  I am assuming your answer is a hardy “Yes!”  Okay then, let’s make this […]

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Are my Hydrangeas Dead?

Posted on March 31st, 2017

What will happen with my Hydrangeas this season!  That has been the most asked question at the garden center recently.  My advice to all…don’t panic.  With the recent up and down weather temperatures experienced over the past few weeks some plants may show affects from it. However it is too soon to tell. The good […]

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Spring Weather and Spring Bulbs

Posted on March 30th, 2017

For as long as I can remember, there was a thin line between winter weather and spring weather.  A question often asked is, “what’ll happen to my bulbs that have popped?” Good question.  Most spring bulbs, with the exception of tulips, are very hardy and very reliable.  Most come from mountain climates where the weather […]

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A Sign of Great Things to Come

Posted on March 27th, 2017

We are no strangers to amazing wildlife at the garden center, we have several ospreys that catch fish in the river all day, coyotes that play on our freshly screened topsoil pile, snapping turtles in our pond that more resemble a boulder than a turtle shell and even a Blue Herron that Jerry has had […]

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Cool Weather Hellebores

Posted on March 24th, 2017

As we shake off the chill of what seems to be a never ending winter, it is natural and even soothing to look for those first signs of life in your garden. But while your Crocus may be struggling to push its pretty purple flowers past the snow, there is no plant I look forward […]

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Spring is in the Air!

Posted on March 24th, 2017

March sure came in like a lion this year. But I think we are all ready for it to go out like a lamb, right? As we get closer to April we all have spring on our mind. There is nothing like the smell and colors of the spring season. Our greenhouse is filled with just that. […]

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March To-Do List

Posted on March 23rd, 2017

MARCH COMES IN LIKE A LION…GET A JUMP ON THAT LION! March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.  I know March starts out a little chilly but we can still get a jump on that lion.  Don’t let that lion intimidate you.  It is time to get out into the […]

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Seed Starting 101

Posted on March 23rd, 2017

It’s time to start your seeds.  Most seeds should be started about 6 weeks before our last frost day. In the gardening world, we like to use Mother’s Day as the last frost date. For cold weather crops like peas, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, and kale you can sow them outside now. We have a […]

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What Lurks Beneath the Snow?

Posted on March 16th, 2017

(Be pro-active. Get ready for the thaw.) Don’t worry. I promise no snow monsters are going to jump out of the snow and grab you, no icy pit is going to pull you in, and no frozen fur ball is going to nip at your ankles. I know that sometimes when it is cold and […]

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Finding the Bright Side

Posted on March 13th, 2017

I don’t know about you guys but this is a smack in the weather-reality face. We have been experiencing such a mild winter and spring like temperatures but then bitterly cold days and now SNOW!  There is one good thing about snow, it is natures insulator.  Any plants that have started to break dormancy will […]

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