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Houseplants: They’re Not Just for Show

Many gardeners have houseplants during the winter to bring a little bit of the outdoors in, and some green into the otherwise gray and white environment.  But did you know that having houseplants in your home can actually improve your health?    Here are a few reasons you should have houseplants:  Plants are Cold-Fighters: According to MastersinHealthCare.com, indoor plants reduce cold-related illnesses by more than 30% due to the fact that they increase humidity while decreasing levels of dust in the air.   Plants can remove airborne contaminants while also reducing the levels of carbon dioxide: During the process of photosynthesis, plants draw in carbon dioxide from the air and then release oxygen. By drawing in the carbon dioxide in your...

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2023 Gardening Trends

It's that time of year when everyone is reflecting on the past year and setting goals for the future. Experts in every field are making predictions for the trends we will see, including the garden industry.    From looking at popular colors we will see in plantings to growing trends of new technology and tools that will be used, to how garden spaces will be used and designed, they are making lots of predictions.   Here are a few of the trends we have seen stand out across all of these experts:  Creating a "Garden of Eden," or a garden that is filled with life and activity. Youcan achieve this by combining your edible crops in with your ornamental plants, adding lots...

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Thankful Thursdays

November is the season of gratitude, and to show our thanks to our loyal customers, we are going to be giving away a $30 gift card to one of our Facebook followers every Thursday in the month of November.  Each Thursday, there will be a prompt on our Facebook page for our followers to respond to, telling us what they are grateful for within that week's theme. To enter the contest, you must comment on that post before the following Wednesday. A winner will be drawn randomly each Thursday from the followers who have commented on the previous week's post.  You may enter with a new comment each week, and share with us and all of your fellow gardeners, what...

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Bringing in Your Houseplants

Not only do gardeners enjoy the outdoors during the warm summer months, but their houseplants do, too.  Bringing your indoor plants outside on a shady porch for the season always helps them grow and keeps them happy.   As the weather begins to turn cooler, however, it comes time to bring them back into the house, along with a few other plants you may have in your garden.  The specific date to bring them in by varies with the weather, so it changes each year.  There are some general guidelines on when to bring your houseplants in, which additional plants you can overwinter in your home, and how to do so.  There are two ways to tell when you should...

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Making the Transistion to Fall Pots

With your summer pots starting to look refreshed with the cooler fall temperatures, swapping them over to fall plantings can be difficult. Here are a few ways to combine the two seasons into your planters for fantastic results. 

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