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Decorating with Pumpkins

Posted on September 15th, 2020

Oh my gourd, pumpkins are here! That means it’s time to get decorating for fall! To get you inspired, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite ways to use pumpkins inside and out this season.   Traditional Carving Okay, we can’t have an article about decorating with pumpkins without mentioning pumpkin carving. Carving is […]

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Fall Decorating

Posted on September 8th, 2020

As our days get shorter and the nights get cooler, it’s time to start thinking about fall colors and decorating for the season! One of our staple fall plants here at the garden center is traditional fall mums. They’re available in a wide range of colors, which means you can create a beautiful fall container […]

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Funky Pumpkins

Posted on September 7th, 2020

What is the number one must-have for fall decorating?  It’s the pumpkin of course!  It’s a mandatory staple for Halloween, but unique pumpkins are versatile when it comes to decorating, and they can take you all the way through the fall into Thanksgiving! Most of you are probably familiar with Howden pumpkins which are ideal […]

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Low-Light Houseplants

Posted on September 6th, 2020

Do you have that one room in your home where all of your houseplants wind up because all the others are too dark? Or have you been avoiding houseplants altogether due to poor natural light? For those dark rooms and homes we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite low-light houseplants that’ll thrive even if […]

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Bringing in Houseplants

Posted on September 5th, 2020

As we head into the fall, and as temperatures start to drop, it means closing up those beautiful outdoor spaces we’ve spent all spring and summer creating. (Raise your hand if you’ve had your own staycation in your personal patio paradise.) One silver lining to this situation is that any houseplants which had been relocated […]

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Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Posted on June 28th, 2020

Out in the yard, roses are full of blooms and ready for planting! We’ve been getting lots of questions from you all, asking if it’s too late to plant, and we can assure you it’s not too late! The most important thing with roses is to plant them in full sun. Roses want to bake, […]

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5 Tips for Summer Veggies

Posted on June 28th, 2020

Nothing is healthier and more satisfying for your body than fresh-picked veggies from your own garden.  Growing your own vegetables is not only healthy for your body but great therapy for your mind.  I don’t know about you, but every time I harvest a fresh vegetable that I grew myself, I feel mentally and physically great! […]

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Time to Water

Posted on June 22nd, 2020

With the hot week expected, we just wanted to to give you all a quick reminder to protect your plants during the long hot days of summer. While we’re not technically in a drought right now, the state of Connecticut is considered to be ‘abnormally dry’ in terms of average precipitation, with more heat expected […]

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Summer Planting

Posted on June 21st, 2020

Summer Planting? Who knew it was so easy! One of the many questions we usually start hearing this time of year is “Can I still plant in the summer? We understand why people may be nervous but the answer is an overwhelming YES! Here are six easy tips to follow before you get started: 1)   Choose the right […]

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Give Your Lawn a Little Boost

Posted on June 15th, 2020

It’s June, and your gloriously green, spring lawn, may not be looking quite as vibrant right now. So lets do something about it! It’s time to give your lawn a little boost. As the hotter weather approaches, the cool season grasses in our lawns start to suffer and could use a little of your help […]

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