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Tick Control

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Posted on May 4, 2017

“AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE” (TICK CONTROL IS NO JOKE) Ticks are no joke. Ticks are one arachnid that no one should mess around with. […]

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Heirloom Tomatoes

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Posted on May 3, 2017

Have you wondered why heirloom tomatoes taste so much better than those conventional ones from the store? Conventional tomatoes have been bred for long shelf life, disease resistance, high yield, […]

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What’s in a Name: Sweet Peet!

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Posted on May 1, 2017

For the most part, I am a plant person. Peonies, Poppies, and Oxalis are exciting stuff! Fertilizers and mulch, not so much; but there are always exceptions to every rule. […]

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Common Veggie Garden Problems (And how to fix them)

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Eat your veggies! They are so good for you. It is nice to get them from your local grocery store but even better to pick them out of your own […]

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Fingers Crossed

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Things seem to be looking up for Hydrangeas 2016 proved to be such a disappointing year for Hydrangeas but I think things are looking up. Fingers crossed! I suppose I […]

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Lilacs

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When people think of Lilacs the first thing to come to mind is the wonderfully fragrant flowers. There are four basic requirements that lilacs need to ensure they are the […]

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How to care for your Yoder Hibiscus

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Posted on April 28, 2017

When springtime rolls around there’s nothing like the excitement we all feel here at Van Wilgens when our first tropical truck arrives from Florida. The tropical that gives us the […]

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Creating A Cozy Retreat

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Small-scale gardening is a hot topic! Many great books have been written on the subject and growers are developing more and more dwarf trees and compact shrubs to fit those […]

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