Those Gifted Orchids: A Bit of History

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Orchids are some of the plant world’s most beautiful and persistent survivors, with origins dating back to the time of the Tyrannosaurus! They come not from one genus, but from over 800 natural genera with more than 100,000 hybrids. While some Orchids grow in soil, many of the Orchids popular for our homes today actually… Read more »

November To-Do List

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Rake and compost large leaves from oak and maple trees. Smaller leaves from ash, honey locust, and birch trees may be chopped with a mulching mower when dry and left on your lawn. Spread clean straw, marsh hay or oak leaves over tender perennials, newly planted bulbs and strawberries before temperatures drop into the teens but after the… Read more »

Nature’s Support System

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For all those who garden, it is common knowledge that gardening is truly therapeutic.  However, there may be some folks out there that are unaware of the many impacts that a simple plant can have on one’s state of mind.  There have been many studies linking the health benefits of plants in the work place… Read more »

That’s The Spirit!

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Picture yourself on the patio, enjoying the summer breeze and the company of friends as you sip on a cool, refreshing cocktail that you created with the herbs from your garden. Herb inspired cocktails as well as handcrafted infused liqueurs are gaining popularity and with good reason!  They are simple to make and a joy… Read more »

Fall Lawn Care Checklist

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FALL LAWNCARE CHECKLIST Soil Test. Take soil test from your gardens beds and yard. Fall is a great time to correct ph problems and add any additional fertilizer that is needed. Prepare for next year. Fall is the best time to prepare new gardens and renovate old ones. Add new garden soil and incorporate plenty of organic… Read more »