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March Gardening Checklist

Fellow Gardeners, The information, dates and techniques in this blog are as accurate as I can currently offer. During the past three decades I have cared for, nurtured and observed tens of thousands of plants. With the help of many gardening friends I have attempted to offer on these pages some useful information to help [...]

“Summertime and the Living’s Easy…” | Tips for Entertaining Outdoors

When I think of summer I imagine cool salty breezes on bright sunny days infused with the scent of cocoa butter. I close my eyes and can hear the sounds of splashing and laughter, while visualizing myself lounging poolside with a tropical drink in hand. I anticipate balmy evenings spent on the patio with family [...]

Christmas Tree Care Tips

Christmas Tree Care The key to maintaining your living Christmas tree throughout the holiday season is to give it the proper care. Maintaining a high moisture level in the tree is the single most important factor in reducing needle loss and keeping the tree fresh. Below are some sure ways to make your Christmas [...]

Preparing Your Garden For Spring by Suzanne Hetrick

First, check your sun exposure. For most flowering plants and edibles you’ll need at least 6 – 8 hours of sun per day for the best results. Most people underestimate how much sun they have in their garden. Afternoon sun is the warmest so make sure that it’s 6 – 8 hours of the best sun [...]