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Planting Spring Bulbs

After a winter of snow, cold temperatures and long nights, we’re all eager for a little sunshine – and a little color. And nothing encourages us to get out and enjoy the advent of spring like brilliant displays of blooming bulbs. Chances are your clients have asked for recommendations, and customers who look beyond the holidays and into the new year will appreciate a good selection of bulbs they can plant now for spring color. But you can help them even further by teaching them to extend the often-brief flowering season with a few easy tricks. Whether they desire basic […]

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Growing Beautiful Organic Roses in Your Garden

Organic Roses Growing organic roses can be easy if you just plant them the right way in the right spot and understand a few things about how roses grow. Since I don’t know what you have been taught—let’s just start over and learn this simple way from scratch. Antique or Old roses are the best choice because they are the most disease resistant to start with. Of course as with almost anything-There are a few exceptions Here are things to consider when growing organic roses: *Roses need good drainage. *Most Roses need 6 hours of sun or more—but there are […]

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Garden Maintenance Schedule for February and March

*Apply  [Powdered] Corn Gluten Meal at 20 lbs per 1000 sq feet to your lawn and bed area (after it is cleaned up) to control broad leaf weeds—if this is a concern. ( This year you may have already done this) Always remember that  whatever else you are putting down ( soil, compost, mulch etc)–the corn gluten meal must be on top to work. FYI– never trim during rainy weather-it can cause disease in the cuts – trim on dry days — temperatures should be ok for you to be outside — so between 35 degrees  & up while you […]

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Weed Prevention 100% Corn Meal Gluten additive

The Debate About Corn Meal Gluten

I have received e-mails every day now from both  professionals and home owners–about corn gluten meal–To put it down now–or—  to not put it down- and what if it rains real hard after the application— are the  main questions. With corn gluten meal- especially in the Spring- these questions are always looming.  here are the pros and cons–-if the dandelions are blooming then it is time to do it—you have to know that the weeds you see now had to have be controlled last fall- (or if you see them now they weren’t) the whole idea is to put the […]

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Spring Bulbs For Your Gardens

By Lucy Harrell T. C. N. P. A Specialist on Demanding Environments I am going to start this article by saying that my knowledge of bulbs is limited to only the very easiest absolutely perennial bulbs. I am too lazy to plant a whole lot of something that won’t come back every year or needs fussing with—so I am assuming that you are too— however if you want to experiment with other bulbs- by all means–go for it –and tell me if you find a really good one to add to my nice & easy Spring Bulb list. You may […]

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