Winter Articles

Forcing Bulbs for the Holidays and Beyond

Blooming baskets and pots of brightly colored forced bulbs make a fabulous holiday or winter gift for others and for ourselves. What better way to dress up the holiday home and add cheer to a long, cold winter, reminding us of the impending spring explosion of color and bloom? The forcing process should begin in […]

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Early Spring Blooming Perennials

During a long and dreary winter, it seems next to impossible that your cherished flowerbeds will ever burst into life again. Early spring perennials, however, are precious proof that winter is on its way out; some can even bloom in bright, cheerful colors right through lingering snow. Yet, we frequently forget early spring perennials as […]

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Pet Friendly Houseplants

Houseplants and pets make a house a home; however, some popular houseplants can be harmful to our precious pets. Fortunately, there are plenty of beautiful, pet-friendly houseplants that can create the ambiance you crave and are safe for your furry friends. Favorite Pet-Friendly Houseplants There are a variety of plants, ranging from easy-care for beginners […]

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Ideas for Creating Winter Interest in the Garden

Most gardeners think of it as a time of rest, but winter is the perfect time to plan next year’s winter wonderland. Take a look around you. Walk your neighborhood or a nearby arboretum. What colors, shapes, textures, and shadows do you find appealing? Consider replicating them in your yard to enjoy for many winters […]

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A Winter Houseplant Primer

Houseplants have the ability to brighten up any room, but harsh Winter conditions can cast a dark shadow on houseplant health. The effects of dry air, cold temperatures, shorter days, and lower light levels will all take their toll on even the most robust and easiest to care for plants. Our suggestion…. Know what you […]

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Easy-to-Grow Indoor Herbs for Winter

The weather outside is frightful, but winter meals containing fresh herbs are so delightful! Gardeners know that there is simply no comparison between store bought produce and food plucked straight from the garden. Homegrown fruits, vegetables, and herbs are simply more flavorful and nutritious when picked at their peak of freshness and consumed right away. […]

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Perfect Tree Planting

Are you ready to add new trees to your landscape? You don’t need to hire professionals to do the planting when you learn the basics of doing it the right way yourself. Selecting a Tree There are many things to consider when selecting a new tree for your landscape. Among those considerations are tree size, […]

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Winter Lawn Care [Western Region]

As the season changes from Fall to Winter, so will the amount of effort that you put forth in keeping your lawn happy and healthy. By the time that colder weather arrives, cool-season turf will be green and lush while warm-season turf will be brown and dormant. Here’s what you need to know: Watering Cut […]

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