Bulb Planting Tips
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Spring and Fall Bulb Planting Tips: Time Saving Mass Bulb Planting Technique

Planting large bulbs, particularly in larger amounts can be a tedious task.The typical method would be to dig a hole that is approximately twice the size of the bulb and plant the bulbs at a depth of 2.5 to 3 times the height of the bulb.⁣ ⁣ This means that you would dig a small hole with a tiny gardening tool and carefully place and cover ⁣every single bulb one at a time. Not an exciting task. Particularly, when dealing with hard clay soil (depending on the bulb, heavy clay…

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Hyacinth Flower
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Gardening Tip: Learn How Save Big on Spring Bulbs

Add beauty to your garden, reduce waste and save money with this quick tip: Garden centers are filled with beautiful blooming bulbs every spring. The bulbs are often potted and packaged for planting or gifting and are sold for top dollar while in bloom. Once the blooms fade, the plants are often either tossed or marked down but, as the saying goes, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. ⁣ ⁣ Potted bulbs with spent flowers can be transplanted into your garden for future blooms. I picked up the hyacinth…

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pink evening primrose
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Pinkladies: Pink Evening Primrose : Native Plant With Large Light Pink Flowers

Pinkladies are a pink evening primrose that is also known as showy evening primrose, Mexican primrose and amapola. It grows in USDA zone 4 to 9 and should survive well in most climates. ⁣ ⁣ The beautiful pink flowers grow to be approximately 2 inches in diameter. The leaves and stems are sometimes cooked or used in salad but it is recommended that the greenery is harvested before the plant blooms. ⁣ ⁣ Pink ladies are a native perennial that spreads both by runners and seeds most gardeners find it…

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Yellow Evening Primrose
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Yellow Evening Primrose : Native Plant With Large Light Yellow Flowers

This yellow evening primrose is a bit larger than the pink primrose that I recently posted. It has several names: bigfruit evening-primrose, missouri evening-primrose and fluttermill. It grows in USDA zone 4 to 8. ⁣ ⁣ The beautiful yellow flowers grow to be approximately 3 to 4 inches in diameter. The plant grows to 6 – 8 inches high but in the mowed lawn around our pond, it flowers at 4 inches in height. Check out my recent post on the pink evening primrose at for additional information on primrose plants.…

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common vetch
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Common Vetch: Lawn Weed, Native Plant, Cover Crop and Ground Cover

Common vetch is a native low-growing ground cover that is used as a cover crop by some but considered a weed by others. It spreads readily across low-cut lawns, producing these delicate magenta-toned flowers, seed pods and stalks of alternate leaves.⁣ ⁣ This is yet another native plant that is said to be edible. Please follow, share and like:

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Leggy Seedling
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Leggy Plants Fix: Give Your Leggy Seedlings Some Exercise!

Did you know that you can help your leggy seedlings by giving them a little exercise? Leggy seedlings are often the undesirable outcome of a low-light environment. They are usually weak and can be poor performers in the garden if left alone. There are a variety of steps that you can take to help strengthen leggy seedlings. If your seedlings are leggy to the point where they are tipping over, Sorry but… it may be time to start new seedlings (unless they are in the nightshade family). I’ll cover leggy…

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Herb Garden Tips: Growing Chives as an Outdoor Perennial (with Pictures)

Chives are one of my top 5 favorite herbs to grow and eat. It is a perennial plant that is hardy from zones 3 to 10. This herb has an onion-like flavor and can be used in a variety of dishes. What I love about growing chives:⁣ ⁣ 🔹️Very resilient and can survive anything from sub-freezing to scorching.⁣ ⁣ 🔸️Produces beautiful edible flowers with a sharp onion flavor and smell (great garnish).⁣ ⁣ 🔹️Thin and tender leaves are perfect for adding a hint of flavor to a dish without the…

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When to Plant Bare Root Fruit Trees: Tips for Planting Bare Root Trees & Comparison to Potted Trees

Whether you are interested in planting bare-root fruit trees (roots with no soil) or are in search of potted fruit trees, now is the time to start looking for your trees at garden centers, etc. in order to have the best selection. Here are some quick fruit tree planting tips that have worked well in our garden. ⁣ ⁣ 1. If you can, plant fruit trees while they are dormant. Transplant stress on the fruit tree will be far less when the tree is planted while ‘at rest’. I’ve planted…

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