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Why Buy Local

Posted by Mike Roegge - Articles

Purchasing and consuming locally grown products has been rapidly increasing in popularity recently. From fruit and vegetables to meat and eggs, more people are consuming more locally grown products today than anytime during the past several decades. They're doing it for several reasons; one of the biggest is because of the taste difference. The average person is several generations remo...

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Playing Favorites

Posted by Kari Houle - Articles

It never seems to fail – once people know you're a horticulturist and you teach about plants, people always want to know what your favorite plants are. Often my reply is do I have to pick just one? There are so many amazing plants out there and depending on your garden or landscape some may work better than others. The other thing that I always stress that is important for any landscape...

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Controlling Aquatic Weeds

Posted by Mike Roegge - Articles

I've had a number of calls recently from pond owners who want to begin control of algae in ponds. It seems that the algae is rising to the surface of the pond much earlier than normal this year. Each fall, as the strength of the sun diminishes, algae reduces the amount of photosynthesis taking place and it gradually sinks to the bottom of the water. As the sun strengthens during the spring, all...

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Growing Herbs in Containers

Posted by Kari Houle - Articles

Earlier today I was presenting to a group about growing plants in containers and one of the things I mentioned was growing herbs in containers. That gave me the perfect article idea and on the drive back I began to think about all the potential there is for growing herbs in containers. For me one of my staple herbs to grow is basil, it's one of the simplest and easiest herbs to grow. It...

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Strawberry, bramble and tree fruit chores

Posted by Mike Roegge - Articles

Spring has sprung! Or at least the temperatures during the first part of the week sure made it appear that Mother Nature was ready to start growing. Some field activity on the better drained soils and 70 degree temperatures made us all somewhat excited for another growing season. If you've not uncovered your strawberries, now is the time to do so. Soil temperatures have increased to the...

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