Author Archive | Judie Brower

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When to Plant Fall Bulbs

Fall is the time to plant spring and summer flowering bulbs, but how do you know exactly when to do that?   It’s easy if you follow these tips from our friends at ColorBlends® who tell us that you know it’s fall planting time when . . . Fall nighttime temps stay between 40° and […]

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No More Weeds in 6 Easy Steps

Everyone hates weeds. We do anything we can to murder them but they keep bouncing back. But here’s a fact. If you follow this fool-proof formula, you will win the weed war. What’s the catch? Only one…. you must follow these instructions exactly. Pick a manageable area to tackle and stay focused on it. The […]

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5 Rose-Buying Tips

Along with the arrival of spring comes tons of rose promotions. It’s easy to be tempted by gorgeous advertisements, beautiful plant display photos and catalog images. But before making your rose purchase, it’s important to take a number of things into consideration. 1) What is your climate like? Although most roses perform in a variety […]

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Springtime Garden Quotes

With spring upon us (at least according to the calendar) we thought we’d share some of our favorite springtime quotes.   If you  have any favorites, please send them to us by leaving a reply at the end of this post!             Save Save Save Save Save

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Simple Lawn Alternatives

Back in the day – when drought was a new concept to many gardeners – our lawns were a given. It was as if the very definition of a garden included a lawn by default. In those golden times, a minority of gardeners in extremely dry locations may have had creative landscapes without a lawn, […]

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Garden Quotes Celebrate Year of the Rose

Each year the National Garden Bureau selects one annual, one perennial, one bulb and one edible as their “Year of the” crops. Each is chosen because they are popular, easy-to-grow, widely adaptable, genetically diverse, and versatile. This year, we’re delighted that the rose was chosen as the perennial. In honor of this selection, we thought we’d […]

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