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Bring the Houseplants In

Bring the Houseplants In! Yes! It’s time to bring the houseplants in from the outdoors! Once the temperature drops down to the single digits, nearing that first frost, it is time to bring them in. Even one frost can do a lot of damage, so it is very important to pay close attention to fall temperatures. This can always be a bit tricky, so I recommend that people treat the soil a week to two weeks before they bring the plants...

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Fall Preparation for a Fine Spring Display

Fall Preparation for a Fine Spring Display As we move into the fall season, you’re likely getting ready to brave the cold by winterizing your house and your garden. The last thing on your mind is spring flowers. However, at this time of year, you should actually be taking a step back and considering how much lovelier spring will be if you welcome it with a garden full of blooms and bright colors. Now, realize that the best way to ensure...

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How to Fill Your Garden with Color in August

How to Fill Your Garden with Color in August The time between July and September can be a somewhat uneventful time for your garden. Many annuals aren’t blooming, and you may notice leaves are turning brown in the scorching heat. This can be discouraging, especially at a time of year when your garden could be looking its best. If your annuals aren’t blooming or if you just want to spice up the look of your garden, there are a number of perennials...

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Choosing the Right Plant for the Right Spot

Choosing the Right Plant for the Right Spot I cannot say how many times I’ve been driving around Halifax and have seen almost every other house with a hemlock right outside their front door. Thirty-three years ago, I took home a “dead” hemlock that somebody had returned to the nursery and planted it. Today, this hemlock is almost 20 feet wide and 30 feet tall. So, why would someone ever plant a hemlock so close to their house? That’s the totally...

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Rooftop and Balcony Gardening

. Rooftop and Balcony Gardening Summertime is upon us and you’re craving a backyard garden. But one small problem . . . you don’t have a backyard. If you are living in a condo or apartment, or even if you’re an urban homeowner with limited yard space, gardening may seem like a fantasy, but it doesn’t have to be that way if you have a rooftop or balcony at your disposal. Rooftop and balcony gardening are nothing new, and they present a perfect...

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