Archive for October, 2017

Fried Green Tomatoes

Posted on October 30th, 2017

Winter is Coming… and that is not just for all you Game of Thrones fans.  It is that time of year and veggie growing season is drawing to a close. Fortunately we do not have to prepare for The Night King or his army of White Walkers heading from the north but it is really […]

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BRINGING PLANTS IN FOR THE WINTER

Posted on October 26th, 2017

GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR HOUSEPLANTS (BRINGING PLANTS IN FOR THE WINTER) You invested good money and time into your summer plants.  You may have enjoyed tropical Hibiscus, sweet smelling Gardenias, and lucious Lemons out on your deck or patio all summer long.  All of these plants love the summer heat and the more […]

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THANKS DAD FOR THE SUMMER VEGGIES

Posted on October 26th, 2017

(Tucking your veggie garden in for the winter) Thanks to my Dad and his wonderful veggie garden, we had delicious, fresh veggies all summer long.  My daughter and I really miss the fresh tomatoes but we will enjoy his homemade tomato sauce this winter.  To reciprocate, I am bringing home a little goody bag from […]

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Fall; To Prune or not to Prune?

Posted on October 26th, 2017

Winter is coming- not just for Game of Thrones, but for your garden too. And like many people at the first sign of cold, you’re off and ready to prepare for the worst of it- raking, mulching, composting, and of course, pruning, right? Well, hold on just a second.  While cutting back your perennials after […]

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Can I Still Seed?

Posted on October 19th, 2017

(GRASS SEED & THE FALL) Question:  Can I still seed? Answer:  Absolutely, 100%, most indubitably, with no doubt, yes!!!!!! Question:  It is getting a little chilly out.  Are you sure? Answer:  Absolutely, 100%, most indubitably, with no doubt, yes!!!!  That is a good question though.  It does feel a bit chillier out.  I have been […]

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Top 5 Ornamental Grasses

Posted on October 12th, 2017

Lets face facts- there are way too many great ornamental grasses to hope to limit yourself to one type. Panicum, bluestems, miscathus, pennisetum- the list goes on and on. But after you’ve gone crazy and put sixteen of every type in your yard, how the heck do you tell them apart? Its actually easier than […]

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Fall is all around us

Posted on October 9th, 2017

As the days get shorter it is now time to start thinking about what we need to do to over-winter our plants. While your plants have enjoyed being outside this summer they need to come in before the temperatures dip below 50 degrees. The proper way to handle the transition is to slowly inch their […]

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Help Pollinators survive the Winter

Posted on October 5th, 2017

October has arrived and with it comes fall flavors. Pumpkin spice pops up practically wherever you go. And there’s nothing like a freshly picked apple or glass of apple cider. Pollinators know it‘s fall too and they could use some help from your garden. This time of year is known as nectar flow, where many major […]

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