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Easy Poinsettia Care

Poinsettias and Rick Easy Poinsettia Care 

Poinsettias are durable easy- to- grow houseplants that take little but bright light and water to be beautiful for several months. Here’s a few easy tips. Read more [+]

Christmas Tree Care 101


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A cut Christmas tree can add warmth, fragrance and nostalgia to your home. Here are a few easy tips to keep yours fresh during the holidays. Read more [+]

Color in your Kitchen This Winter

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Ever been enticed by the pots of daffodils and fragrant hyacinth blooming in the grocery store in early February? Follow these easy, simple steps to save money and bring spring into your own home this winter… Read more [+]

4 Tips for Beautiful Spring Bulbs

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Nothing is so cheerful after a long dreary winter as the sight of colorful spring flower bulbs. Think tulips, daffodils, crocus and fragrant hyacinth.  Bulbs are inexpensive and easy to care for.  With a little soil preparation and planning, you can have a lovely spring garden that returns every year. Read more [+]

Rose Gardening


Rose Bush


Rose gardening can be easy with some weekly maintenance. It is especially rewarding when you bring a bouquet of fragrant blooms into your home. A few tips will get you off to a successful start. Read more [+]

Pruning Summer Flowering Shrubs

Weigela Spilled Wine  Potentilla Happy Face

By mid to late August most summer blooming shrubs like hydrangeas are finished blooming. Now is a great time to cut back the spent blooms. Any other flowering shrubs that have slowed down, like spirea, weigela, butterfly bush, and crepe myrtle can also be trimmed back about one third of their size.

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Growing and Caring For Clematis

Clematis Rebecca

Clematis are one of the most popular, easy to grow flowering vines. With a little preparation and care, your clematis vine will provide cheerful abundant seasonal  blooms. Read more [+]

Water Gardening

Water Gardening

Water gardening gets really fun once the weather warms up, and up, like it does in our hot, humid climate. A water garden can be as simple as a large patio container filled with a few plants, some fish and perhaps a tiny pump to circulate the water. Or, it can be as elaborate as a cascading water-fall plunging into a fish pond. Most homeowners’ water gardens fall somewhere in-between. Water gardens, like regular gardens, can be as high or low maintenance as you want. Read more [+]

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