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Hort in the Home Landscape

A blog devoted to sharing timely horticulture topics and answering the questions of gardeners and homeowners.
2014-03-21 13 01 11

Preventing Brown Evergreens this Winter

Last winter was a tough one on many of our evergreens. Most gardeners had severe browning on many of their evergreen trees and shrubs, and some were even killed by the cold winter winds of winter. This year, take some steps to prevent some of that damage. The problem comes when water isn't available for the evergreens to take up and cold winter winds draw too much moisture out of the pl...

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Getting Your Home Greenhouse Ready For Winter

Winter can be a tough time for greenhouses. Even if you're not growing anything in your greenhouse for the winter, there is still care to be take to protect your structure from heavy snow loads this time of year. In a recent article in the Inside Grower Newsletter by Annie White,...

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Trends

2015 Garden Trends

Did you know that ever year an organization called the Garden Media Group puts out their annual Garden Trend Report that forecasts the garden trends for the next year? I always look forward to this report to see what they think will trend the next year! I even use this information to help design the next year's programming. I read a recent article in the...

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2013-02-15 16 11 48

Forcing Amaryllis for the Holidays

I'm a big fan of flowering bulbs of all kinds, especially when I'm able to force those bulbs indoors. Forcing is a technique that imitates the environmental conditions that bulbs encounter outdoors, thereby tricking them into flowering earlier. So essentially, you can bring the outdoor beauty of bulbs indoors! The key is to "imitate the environmental conditions that bul...

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