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Natural solutions should always be the first weapon for pest control; however there are times when a commercial pesticide is necessary.  These tips are simple, common sense ways to maximize pest control and lessen the environmental impact.

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As the weather gets warmer and spring starts to touch all over the country, our thoughts turn to gardening. Starting seeds indoors gives a jump start on the spring season planting.

Spring is about to pop, is your garden ready? From creating a color story to giving your garden a fresh cut, let us take the guesswork out of gardening with five simple Spring gardening tips.

The manicured lawns and the gorgeous plantings around the grounds at Wimbledon serve as a unique garden style inspiration.

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“Only two things that money can’t buy. That’s true love and homegrown tomatoes.”
Guy Clark

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"If you love it you will prune it." My garden friend’s father says this and I have to say it is pretty sound gardening advice.  Most plants, especially shrubs and woody perennials can benefit from a strong pruning. 

You can banish the memory of a single geranium in a pot on the front porch! Today’s containers are overflowing with annuals, perennials, edibles, succulents and more!  Container gardening continues to soar in popularity.  It’s ideal for balconies, windowsills, patios and decks as well as it can add unique combination plantings throughout the landscape.

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I first fell for azaleas watching the Masters Golf Tournament every April. The landscaped areas of Augusta National in Georgia are overflowing with exquisite azaleas that pop on camera and in person. Sure, Augusta has professionals tending their azaleas but home gardeners can get the look with repeat super bloomer azalea varieties - Always Azaleas™ in Smart & Stylish Shrubs™ from the HGTV HOME Plant Collection.

Q: Gardener from Henrico, VA asked...  I haven't pruned my hydrangeas or azaleas since this past September. Can I do it now?

Q: What is the earliest time you can start planting in the spring/after frost free day? How do you know what your frost free day is?

Now that is the million dollar question isn’t it? We’re always so itchy for spring to come that we often times plant sooner than we should.  You can plant early you just have to be prepared for frost and freeze warning and be willing to cover your plants so they are not lost, causing one to replant.

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Don’t Be Shy: Cut These Plants Back Before Spring!

March is an ideal time to cut back the following garden plants. It is a much easier task before the new growth appears.

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Tips for your late winter landscape and getting ready for spring. (pictured: Anne's Red™ Hellebore)

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Proper watering is as essential as adequate sunlight and fertilizer for plants to thrive, so always quench their thirst. Water plants slowly and evenly until water runs out the bottom of the pot or container or until the soil is soaked but not saturated around a bedding plant. Allow the soil the dry out a bit before re-watering.

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Once this lovely genera makes it way to retail shelves, we know that Christmas is close. What’s next though? What is needed for it to remain healthy long after Santa has returned to the North Pole?

Christmas Cactus, also known as Schlumbergera or Zygocactus, is often referred to by its common name because it starts to perform and bloom during the holiday season.  These nostalgic plants are often passed down through families by propagation or mature plants.

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Cyclamen come in a beautiful range of colors from bright pink to soft white and several colors in between. The foliage is dark green with beautiful heart-shaped patterns in either silver or white with some having gorgeous variegation. Like any plants, purchase those that have numerous buds rather than fully open flowers; resulting in more flowering while the plant is in your possession.