Nerding Out on Ladybugs:  Who They Are, Why They’re Good & How to Attract Them

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February is very much about the color red, red, and more red – it’s EVERYWHERE as Valentine’s Day approaches.  Let’s talk about a nice red bug – there are nasty red bugs out there like Scarlet Lily Beetles – but let’s focus on every child’s favorite – the Ladybug. Who They Are – Ladybugs are also… Read more »

Sustainable Gardening

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Starting to dream of green??? January is the time of year when we start kicking around the idea of getting our garden planning started.  As the emphasis for environmental responsibility continues to grow (excuse the pun), we’ve prepared this quick infographic about Sustainable Gardening for you.  If you are looking for more detailed information and… Read more »

6  Ideas to Make Your Winter Garden Sparkle

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…And now Christmas and the holidays are over, even Ukrainian Christmas is done.  Some of us may be feeling a little bit of a slump, and others may be feeling like they need a great big nap! Either way, the ebb & flow of the seasons continue and the rhythm of winter has set in. … Read more »

Poinsettia History & Care

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Poinsettias have been synonymous with the holiday season for years. But how did these vibrant, crimson flowers become Christmas staples? There is a Mexican legend (Poinsettias originate from Mexico), that goes like this: A poor Mexican girl who had no gift to present the Christ Child at Christmas Eve Services. Her name was Pepita and… Read more »

Deer Proofing for Winter

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There has to be few things more frustrating than watching deer munch your favorite shrubs all winter long. Deer are attracted to tender shoots as a food source. Although we can never stop deer completely, we can slow them down. There are a few measures that can be taken in autumn to discourage browsing listed… Read more »