Peonies offer some of the best fragrant flowers in the garden and for flower arrangements. These tips will get your herbaceous peonies ready for fall and winter so they can have the best start in the spring. Once the foliage starts to turn yellow and die back, use clean pruners to remove all of the… Read more >
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The Prairie garden style is usually characterized by swaths of grasses, horizontally structured plants, and repetition. This style is inspired by the open and flat mid-west landscape and its characteristics are used to bring attention to the relationship between the sky and landscape. This Prairie style lends itself well to bigger gardens but that doesn’t… Read more >
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Whether you have a big or small dog, creating a space where you and your pets can spend time outside is important. These 5 ideas (along with these tips) will keep you and your dogs happy and safe while you both enjoy your garden. Plant Choices Choosing the right plants that will not only look… Read more >
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The weather is cooling down, the rain has come back, and the leaves are falling. Before the temperatures start getting too cold, it’s a good idea to take a look at what upcoming tasks you can tackle in the garden. Following these simple fall gardening tasks, will have your garden looking clean and tidy all… Read more >
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While we still have a little more time to harvest any leftover veggies, it’s a good time to start thinking about and planting cover crops. Cover crops can be planted after harvest in later summer-early fall to help improve the soil’s fertility and nutrients. They also help with soil erosion and reduce the number of… Read more >
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