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How To Deadhead Annuals & Perennials – Have Healthier Plants & More Blooms!

This week’s podcast and corresponding article are all about how to deadhead annuals & perennials. Doing this simple procedure can make a huge difference in both the health of your plants and how well and how often they bloom! Contrary to what you might think, deadheading doesn’t only affect the blooming power of your flowers …

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Fertilizing Hostas – How To Keep Hosta Plants Looking Great All Summer!

When you fertilize hostas throughout the growing season, you give them the best chance at staying healthy and beautiful this year – and for many years to come as well! It’s no doubt that hostas are one of the most popular choices for landscaping in they shadier areas of a property. They provide excellent ground …

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Growing Astilbe – How To Add Big Color To Shady Areas With Astilbe!

If you are looking for a low-maintenance, shade-loving perennial that will reward you with colorful blooms, then growing astilbe is the answer for you! While most shade-loving perennials like hostas and ferns only provide mounded green foliage, astilbe is different. Astilbe produces colorful spiky blooms along with attractive year-round foliage.  Their blooms can range in …

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The Many Amazing Benefits Of Growing Dill – From Pickles To Pollinators!

When people think of “dill,” they most likely think of a type of pickle – but when you include growing dill in your garden, there are many more benefits that go way beyond turning your cucumbers into a delicious treat! Dill is actually a leafy vegetable and in the same plant family as celery (Apiaceae). …

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Why You Should Grow Zinnias In Your Vegetable Garden – 6 Great Benefits!

Are you wondering if it’s truly worth it to grow zinnias in your vegetable garden this year? The answer is an astonishing YES!  Zinnias grow as annuals in Zones 2 through 8. They are heat and drought-tolerant and are overlooked by deer and other wildlife. In addition, they are easy to sow and maintain all …

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How To Keep Begonias Blooming All Summer – The Simple Secrets To Success!

Begonias are one of the most classic flowering annuals of all – and certainly a flower that with just a bit of help, you can keep blooming from late spring all the way until late fall. These old-time favorite flowers are well known for their colorful prolific blooms and their dense green foliage. Their blooms …

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6 Annual Flowers That Attract Honeybees – How To Bring In Pollinators!

Looking for a few beautiful annual flowers to attract honeybees to your landscape? In order for a garden to be successful and productive, it needs to have pollinators nearby. And one of the best pollinators around is the workhorse honeybee. While some plants can self pollinate, most rely on pollinators to transfer pollen from one …

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How To Eliminate Cucumber Beetles – How To Battle Beetles And Win!

Looking for a few great methods to eliminate cucumber beetles? Cucumbers aren’t a difficult crop to grow, but they can certainly be susceptible to disease and pests. And one of the worst pests of all happens to be the dreaded cucumber beetle!   Like most gardeners, you probably have a crop of cucumbers growing in your …

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How To Create A Butterfly Garden – Plants & Tips For Attracting Butterflies

Creating a butterfly garden is a great way to not only add visual interest to your property but also create a wonderful space that will attract and sustain all life cycles of these beautiful pollinators!  Butterflies are fun to watch flutter around, but they are also very beneficial to both vegetable and flower gardens. Butterflies …

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How To Hand Pollinate Zucchini & Cucumbers – Learn To Easily Help Produce Fruit!

Have you ever wondered how easy it is to hand pollinate zucchini, cucumbers, or other cucurbits? Cucurbits like cucumbers and zucchini are a garden staple for most growers. However, they can often have issues when it comes to pollination and fruit production. That’s why it’s good to know how to hand-pollinate – and it is …

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