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groundhog on March 21st, 2012

R&S Newsletter Pruning Ornamental Trees and Shrubs
 

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groundhog on December 11th, 2011

A Few Great Ideas for Gifts For A Gardener

 
 
 
 
 
 
                Birdhouses          Birdfeeders          Birdbaths 
Include some Birdseed
Include a Book on identifying birds
Include a pair of Binoculars 
 
 
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groundhog on June 23rd, 2011

By G. Bosley  a.k.a.  “groundhog”
Do you have fall blooming garden mums growing in your garden?  These plants can often become tall and floppy by the time they bloom, to prevent this give your mums a pinch.
When the stems are 6″ to 8″ tall pinch them back to about 4″.  Pinching back means cutting off the […]

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groundhog on June 10th, 2011

By G. Bosley  a.k.a. “groundhog”
You have been to the local nursery or garden centre and found a few nice plants for your garden.  Now it’s in your hands to give these plants a nutured life.
With the soil properly prepared you dig the planting hole at least 1 1/2 to 2 times the size of the […]

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groundhog on June 6th, 2011

By G. Bosley  a.k.a. “groundhog”
After 25 years of gardening I finally found my favorite garden tool.  This hand fork by “Garant” is very strong and durable.  The forks are stainless steel and the handle provides a very comfortable grip.  I use this tool for loosening weeds, turning the soil and digging small planting holes.  I […]

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groundhog on June 6th, 2011

By G. Bosley  a.k.a. “groundhog”
It has certainly been a couple of very busy weeks in the garden with the temperatures finally warming up.  The gardens have become lush with new growth.  I have been busy preparing my gardens for a garden tour on June 16th.
There are still a few plants in the gardens that are […]

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groundhog on May 7th, 2011

A biennial plant is one that reproduces easily from seed.  The plant flowers and produces seeds.  The seeds germinate and grow for one season before flowering the second season.  The mother plant of many biennials may flower for a few years.  The energy required to produce large quanities of seed reduces the plants growth and […]

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groundhog on May 7th, 2011

A perennial plant is one that you plant at anytime during the growing season and it will regrow each spring for many years to come.  A perennial plant is rated hardy in your growing zone.
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groundhog on May 7th, 2011

An annual plant is one that you plant in the spring and it dies in the fall when touched by frost.  You have to replace it with a new plant next spring.  These plants are not rated hardy for your growing zone.
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groundhog on May 7th, 2011

Keep aphids and other insects away from your Rose bushes by placing 1 or 2 garlic cloves in the soil next to your rose bush.
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