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Pruning Hydrangeas

Many people get confused about when to prune hydrangeas. It is essential to know which species or cultivar you have to determine when to prune. Bigleaf hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla) set flower...

Dealing With Spring Drainage

Winter is the perfect time to install a drainage solution to remove standing water in the yard by adding surface drains, French drains, or both. Removing excess standing water helps with disease...

The Buzz About Pollinators

Red maples, lavender henbit, and yellow dandelions are blooming, all early signs that spring’s explosion of color is merely one month away. Why is spring so colorful? What mysterious force drives...

General Care for Phalaenopsis Orchids

Orchids are becoming increasingly popular with many home plant hobbyists because of their beauty, long-lasting blooms, and affordability. A favorite among many is the moth orchid (Phalaenopsis...

Early Spring Vegetables

February is the time for planting early vegetable crops. Garden peas (Pisum sativum L), and spinach (Spinacia oleracea) can be planted in the Piedmont region from mid to late February and will...

Winter Tool Care

Winter can be a dreary time for a gardener. What better to do than look forward to sunshine and prepare for spring? During the growing season, our garden tools are typically an afterthought left...

Orchids for the New Year

January is a special month as it is the start of a new year filled with the hope of great things to come. After holiday decorations come down, with the lights, sparkles, and glitter of the holiday...

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