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Kathy O’Malley’s workshop is Saturday!

Plan to be here Saturday morning for a gardening workshop led by Kathy O’Malley!  Kathy will share here hands-on experience in the area of keeping your gardens under control. This workshop is free and begins at 10 am. Here are … Continue reading

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Ask the Arborist this Saturday!

Here’s your chance to get answers to all your questions about trees! Our workshop this Saturday features certified arborist, Dennis Taylor, of Taylor’s Trees & Turf. Here are the details: Saturday, April 27 at 10:00 am. Ask the Arborist: A … Continue reading

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Tree Peonies Putting on a Show

There are three main types of peonies, herbaceous peonies, tree peonies, and intersectional peonies. Herbaceous peonies die back in the winter. Tree peonies lose their leaves in the winter, but keep their woody branches. And intersectional peonies are hybrid crosses … Continue reading

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Pruning Hydrangeas and Other Shrubs

We hope to see you Saturday morning at 10 am for this free workshop. Spring is the time to prune most hydrangeas. However, different families or groups of hydrangeas have their own pruning requirements, so it pays to know which … Continue reading

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Frost Damage on Hostas

Last week, we noticed that a majority of our potted hostas out in retail had significant frost damage. We think the extent of the damage was worsened by the timing on our irrigation system. Sprinklers run from midnight to 6:00 … Continue reading

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Pruning Perennials Workshop

Jane Morris, who was head gardener out here for around 11 years gave a wonderful workshop this evening on pruning perennials.  She’s giving it again on Saturday morning at 10:00.  If you are thinking about coming, I would highly recommend … Continue reading

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Hosta Planting Instructions & Care Sheet

Where to plant Hostas like a partially shaded spot.  They need some sun, but don’t like to fry in the sun, especially in the afternoon.  Morning sun is much less harsh than afternoon sun.  Dappled shade is wonderful.  Along the … Continue reading

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Daylily Care Sheet

WHERE TO PLANT Most daylilies bloom best in full sun but will tolerate part-shade conditions.  At least six hours of sun a day is best for maximum bloom.  Any good garden soil is appropriate for growing daylilies.  They prosper in … Continue reading

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Care of Your Irises

FERTILIZATION Before you plant, you may work in fertilizer.  We recommend Pro-Gro organic fertilizer.  Be careful not to use something high in nitrogen, which makes plants susceptible to rot and will produce lots of growth, but few blooms. PLANTING Some … Continue reading

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