Archive for Author: Henere Valk

Making Babies – Propogating Plants Make & Take Workshop

This Saturday, January 10th at 10AM Evergreen H&G Showplace will present an innovative and interesting Make and Take Workshop, Making Babies. The cost of this workshop is $25 but you will take home a box full of starter plants that you can grow in your home. Growing new plants...

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EXTEND YOUR GARDENING INDOORS WITH HOUSEPLANTS

The holiday season beckons in the near future and we have finally put the garden to bed for the winter. Its time to start working on gardening indoors with houseplants! Everyone needs a little R and R, and for houseplants winter is the time to get it. Daylight is...

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Preparing a New Garden Bed

By Charlie Nardozzi Fall is the perfect time to get your new flower or vegetable garden beds ready. If you are considering starting a new bed in a lawn area or an area with vegetation, instead of stripping the sod or digging up the plant matter, consider building your...

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Sprouting Exotic Plants with Kids

By Charlie Nardozzi With the outdoor garden tucked in for the season in most areas, all the gardening attention has moved indoors. Finding winter gardening projects to do with your kids can be a challenge, but one activity that’s always fun is growing exotic plants found in the grocery...

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Teaching Kids about Holiday Cactus

By Charlie Nardozzi With the holidays on the horizon, one plant that will be featured in many homes is the holiday cactus. This succulent not only offers beautiful holiday color, but also allows you to teach your kids about plant growth and flowering. Here’s how to create gardening activities...

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Storing Dahlias and Gladiolus for Winter

By Charlie Nardozzi A frost has occurred in many parts of the country, and it’s time to dig and store your tender bulbs such as dahlias and gladiolus. In all but the warmest areas of the country, dahlias and gladiolus will not survive the winter outdoors in the ground....

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Shrubs for Fall Color

By Charlie Nardozzi October means beautiful colors in many of our native forests and landscapes. While much of the attention in autumn is on the beautiful foliage of trees, many shrubs also play a role in the fall spectacle. Here are some shrubs to grow for fall color in...

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Layering Bulbs in Compact Spaces

Now is the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs in most areas of the country. While we delight in seeing large swaths of daffodils, crocus, and tulips in bloom, many gardeners don’t have either the space or the right growing conditions to plant large beds of bulbs. If you are...

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Getting Amaryllis to Rebloom

Amaryllis bulbs form beautiful, large flowers in winter to help remind us of the warmer weather to come. Amaryllis bulbs can also be grown for a number of years and will rebloom each year if you follow the right guidelines. If you have some saved amaryllis bulbs, now is...

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Naturalizing Bulbs

By Charlie Nardozzi Fall is the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs such as tulips, hyacinths, and crocus. While these bulbs are beautiful and a joy to see in spring, other spring-flowering bulbs are easier to care for. If grown properly, naturalizing bulbs will spread throughout your yard, creating drifts...

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