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Play with dirt: intermediate gardening tips

You’ve been gardening for a couple of years and want to kick it up a notch. We hear you! These tips are for folks that have been gardening for a couple of seasons, want to increase their productivity or expand the variety of their plants. Click on the links below to learn how to grow plants vertically or how to extend the garden season. And be sure to visit your local garden center for advice and encouragement.

Trunk Splitting and Damage

Published in Play with dirt

Do No Harm! If you have damage like is shown in this picture the first thing to do is NOT to use any kind of tree wound paint. This will always make the problem worse! Tree wound paint is cruel and unusual punishment for a tree. Most tree wound paints are asphalt based. In the […]

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The following information is provided by Ecke Ranch, the premier poinsettia breeder and propagator in the world. With some additional notes from Bemis Farms Nursery that are in Bold italic. How to re-bloom your Poinsettia When the poinsettia’s bracts age and lose their aesthetic appeal, there’s no reason to throw it out. With proper care, dedication and a certain […]

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