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Look Forward to These Flowers Blooming in March

February 5, 2024  |  Early Blooming Flowers, Garden, Spring Flowers

If you love gardening as much as we do, then you can hardly wait until spring arrives. There is nothing as joyful or exciting as the first blooming flower of the year. Fortunately, you don't have to wait for April showers to bring May flowers, many species of flowers begin blooming as early as March.  

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Your Complete Guide to Growing Winter Herbs

January 8, 2024  |  Growing Herbs, Indoor Herbs, Tips and Tools, Winter

For many people, winter is the one time of year when gardening is a no-go. But it doesn't have to be that way. Even in the winter, you can practice both indoor and outdoor gardening. How? By growing hardy herbs, of course! 

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Winter Bird Feeding Ideas

December 4, 2023  |  Bird Feeding, Ohio Birds, Winter

We all love feeding birds, and this beloved hobby does not have to stop during the winter. Winter bird feeding is a discipline all its own and many birds rely on food from your feeders during the coldest months.  

Begin the winter bird feeding process by noting which birds are coming to feed in your yard and how they differ from those that come in spring, summer, and fall. Research which types of foods those birds eat and start filling your bird feeders with the types of food that will attract the birds you want.

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How to Pick the Right Pot Size for Your Plants

How to Pick the Right Pot Size for Your Plants

November 6, 2023  |  Annuals, Houseplants, Indoor Plants

Anyone who has ever owned houseplants knows just how easy it can be to kill them by mistake. There are many ways you can kill a houseplant, including underwatering, overwatering, not giving it enough light, and leaving a growing plant in a pot that is too small. Either way, the result is the same: a dead plant and immeasurable disappointment. 

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Winterizing Your Garden: A Complete Guide

October 2, 2023  |  Garden Winterization, Tips and Tools

Is your garden ready for winter? Cool air, crispy leaves, and weekends spent at pumpkin patches are already upon us. Snow and frigid chills are soon to follow! 

The time to winterize your garden is now! Winterizing ensures that your soil is ready for the next growing season so that next year's plants and flowers will thrive. You can think of winterization as the closing chapter in your yearly gardening story. 

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Edible Squash: How to Grow It & Tips for Success

September 4, 2023  |  Edible Squash, Tips and Tools, Vegetables

This fall you will enjoy the fruits of your summer garden labor. From flowers to vegetables, there are hundreds of different plants you can grow right in your backyard.  

You can even grow plants that are perfect for fall in your home garden. One of the most accessible fall plants is edible squash. 

Edible squash is a great fall treat that not only adds an enchanting splash of yellow, orange, and green to your yard but also brings a tasty treat to your table that the whole family will love.

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