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    Happy National Gardening Day 2022

    “A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all, it teaches entire trust.” — Gertrude Jekyll  Celebrate and go outdoors and get your hands dirty by planting some flowers, a tree,…

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    Growing Easter Lilies

    Easter lilies tend to grow best in USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8. They also grow well in Northern California (zone 9), and we have had great success with them. The bulbs require well-drained soil with regular moisture throughout the spring growing…

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    Soil Testing

    Growing a beautiful garden starts with testing the soil. The best place to start is learning how to do a soil test. The soil test results will show you the type of fertilizer recommended for your plants to grow. Taking…

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    Planting Pansies

    Pansies are known to be tough plants that can take the cold weather.  Plant your pansies early in the spring.  Pansies like full or partial sun but need cooler temperatures to thrive.  They grow best when soil temperatures are between…

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    Learn about plant hardiness zones

    There are no rules for how and when seeds are planted, but knowing the zone where you are planting is helpful.  To assist you with becoming a successful gardener, learn about the climate zone where you are growing and understand…

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    Luck of the Irish

    This Thursday is Saint Patrick’s Day, and Americans traditionally celebrate with two symbols for this special day by wearing green and enjoying the beauty of the “lucky clover,” better known as a Shamrock (Oxalis plant). The Shamrock was chosen as…

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    How to force bulbs indoors

    Forcing flower bulbs indoors is a great way to enjoy beautiful flowers during the cold months.  Early flowering spring bulbs are easy to bloom indoors.  Some flower bulbs that are easy to force are as follows: Grape hyacinths, Daffodils, Hyacinths,…