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Holiday Christmas Tree: To LED… Or To Not LED…

By: Lisa Briggs | November 7th, 2019 Even though we’ve had some very early snow, there will be a few nice November days that are perfect for getting a jump on outdoor holiday by hanging your Christmas lights. There’s no rule that says they need to be lit right away...

Early Winter Garden Prep Tips You Should Know

By: Lisa Briggs | November 7th, 2019 Wow. Only November 7th and it has snowed three times already. The Farmers’ Almanac is predicting above-average snowfall for the lower Great Lakes region, so the past week is a portent of weather to come. The snow will make it...

Your Fall Gardening Checklist As Winter Nears

By: Lisa Briggs | October 24th, 2019 At long last. It’s time to take a deep breath because the physical work and often frenetic pace of the growing season is over. Not having a million things to accomplish in the garden may make some folks bereft, but many others so...

Forcing Spring Bulbs Into Winter Bloom

By: Lisa Briggs | October 24th, 2019 Forcing spring bulbs into winter bloom was the rage in the 1800s. Hyacinths were especially popular. But there are others to try, too. We love vases of paperwhites and pots of amaryllis. And with a little prep time, you can have...

Putting Your Vegetable Garden to Bed for Winter

By: Lisa Briggs | October 10th, 2019 October can be such a confusing time for new gardeners. Though the sun certainly isn’t quite as warm, the golden color of autumn light can fool us into thinking that it is still late summer.  Fall is the time of year for two of our...

Things to Know When Winterizing Your Pond at Home

By: Lisa Briggs | October 9th, 2019 The night temperatures are starting to cool and leaves have started to color. And though the last few days felt like summer, wind chills in the upper 20's are predicted for tonight. It’s time to get your ponds and water features...

Fall Houseplant Care Tips!

By: Lisa Briggs | September 26th, 2019 October is such a transitional time, especially for gardeners.  Our borders and beds teeter on the edge of a climatic cliff. Colors change as deep green foliage morphs into mellow butter yellow or fiery scarlet. Forms change as...

Outdoor Furniture Care Tips from the Experts!

By: Lisa Briggs | September 26th, 2019 Outdoor living is so popular now that everyone has a piece of furniture or two that would benefit from some extra attention. Even furniture that is weather-resistant, or spends the winter under a patio cover of some sort needs...

All The Wonderful Colors of an Autumn Garden

By: Lisa Briggs | September 12th, 2019 As summer wanes and autumn approaches, birds congregate in the trees and on overhead wires. The air is sweetly scented with ripening fruit. The light changes, becoming more golden. Everything seems ready to burst. Not in the...

We’ve Got Your Fall Gardening Checklist Right Here!

By: Lisa Briggs | September 11th, 2019 For many gardeners, Labor Day marks the end of summer and the beginning of the autumn lawn care season. Cooler temperatures and more regular rainfall make this an excellent time to start a new lawn or repair an existing one. The...
Early Winter Garden Prep Tips You Should Know

Early Winter Garden Prep Tips You Should Know

The Farmers’ Almanac is predicting above-average snowfall for the lower Great Lakes region, so the past week is a portent of weather to come. The snow will make it difficult to get those bulbs in but stop into the Garden Center to save 50% on remaining tulips and daffodils and ask the Plant Information Desk for bulbs forcing instructions.

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Things to Know When Winterizing Your Pond at Home

Things to Know When Winterizing Your Pond at Home

The night temperatures are starting to cool and leaves have started to color. And though the last few days felt like summer, wind chills in the upper 20s are predicted for tonight. It’s time to get your ponds and water features ready for the frosty temperatures to come.

read more
Fall Houseplant Care Tips!

Fall Houseplant Care Tips!

By: Lisa Briggs | September 26th, 2019 October is such a transitional time, especially for gardeners.  Our borders and beds teeter on the edge of a climatic cliff. Colors change as deep green foliage morphs into mellow butter yellow or fiery scarlet. Forms change as...

read more
All The Wonderful Colors of an Autumn Garden

All The Wonderful Colors of an Autumn Garden

As summer wanes and autumn approaches, birds congregate in the trees and on overhead wires. The air is sweetly scented with ripening fruit. The light changes, becoming more golden. Everything seems ready to burst. Not in the tender, life is beginning way of spring, but in a more poignant manner that hints life in the garden is starting to fade.

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