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Plant Profile: The Calla Lily

CALLA LILIES: A thick, waxy, funnel-shaped spathe (the petal) wraps around a shorter fleshy spike (spadix) in this elegant “less is more” flower. The actual “flowers” are the “bumps” on the spadix. The stems are smooth and leafless. Interesting Facts … Continue reading

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Tree of a Different Kind

    An American artist has found roots in his agricultural upbringing. Award-winning contemporary artist and Syracuse University art professor Sam Van Aken has created a tree that bears 40 different types of fruit. Through a process called grafting, the artist … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day!

   Celebrate and protect our natural environment by taking part in Earth Day, Wednesday April 22, 2015. Join with community groups to explore environmental and ecological issues on local and international scales, and work towards making a difference to our … Continue reading

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Guest Blog :12 Beautiful Flowers for Your Container Garden

Practical and beautiful, container gardens provide a great means of self-expression. You can choose from a multitude of colors, shapes, and fragrances. However, some flowers perform better in confined spaces than others. For the most attractive and healthy container garden, … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: 3 Best Summer Flowers for Gardening

The summer heat forces us to use tough and sturdy perennials in our garden, capable of withstanding the long and scorching days ahead. Thankfully though, these perennials can be quite gorgeous and colorful as well, like the following ones on … Continue reading

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Gardening Inspirational Quotes

  “If you have a Plant and a Garden, you have everything you need.” –Marcus Tullius Cicero “Gardening is not a rational act.” –Margaret Atwood “The Love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.” –Gertrude Jekyll “Everything … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Tips on Selecting Digging Tools for Planting Your Annuals

By Michael Bernzweig If you haven’t planted flowers yet this spring, seize the next opportunity to add some eye-popping annuals. Beautifying your yard and surroundings is good for the soul. Even if you don’t have time to plant a whole … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Gardening Grandma Grows with her Grandkids

By: Nanci Wilson I might be the stereotypical grandmother. I bake for my grandchildren. I spend a lot of time in my garden. And I’ve made it very clear that though the yard is a free zone to run around, … Continue reading

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