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Holiday Blooms: Amazing Amaryllis

Fill your holiday season with the fragrance and beauty of this easy-to-grow indoor bulb. Amaryllis bulbs are available in a wide range of colors and sizes, can be grown with or without soil, make an excellent cut flower, and are perfect for holiday gifting or to add a bright spot to your home during the cold winter season. They provide a fun, hands-on learning project for kids, too.
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Peach Leaf Curl on Fruit Tree

November Garden Solutions

For November, our experts are getting questions about plant care during the dormant season. Dormant care is all about prevention. Preventing diseases, insects and weeds from taking over next year is our task in winter. Dormant sprays, pruning, and adding mulch does so much to keep our plants healthy, and it all begins this month.

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Camellia 'Yuletide'

Cold-Hardy Shrub Combos

As the weather cools, we look for shrubs that will thrive in colder temperatures. We have three cold-hardy shrub combinations for your yard. Winter never looked better!

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Hens and Chicks 'Cobweb'

Frost-Hardy Succulents

Succulents are popular for good reason—they're available in many different varieties, colors, and textures; they don’t require a lot of care; and they’re versatile enough to fit into a wide range of garden types and projects. 
And our nurseries have interesting succulents that do well even when the temperatures turn frosty. Plant them in pots or in the ground for year-around appeal. 
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Arbutus Marina

Winter Color

Colorful landscapes are not just for spring and summer. Our garden gurus suggest some easy-care, reliable options for winter color—from flowering annuals and perennials to contrasting shades of color and texture with trees, shrubs, and grasses. With these colorful winter plants, your yard will be as vibrant and welcoming now, as it is in spring.
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Frost on Rhododendron leaves

Garden Solutions For January

Welcome to our new series of blogs that will offer solid solutions for questions you may have. The most common questions in January are about dormant care and freeze protection. Our gurus have gathered timely information to share with you about these important winter care topics.
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Green leaves covered with frost

Preparing Your Yard For Winter

In our region, we are lucky to have a very long growing season paired with a short winter. However, in the winter it is often cold enough to cause damage to the plants or fixtures in your yard. Follow our steps to keep your garden in shape this winter, and ready for spring next year.
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Colorful edible plants

Vegetable Gardens

This is our favorite time of year—tomatoes are plentiful, there’s enough zucchini for the neighbors, and we’re pickling to enjoy when the season’s over. Hard to believe it’s time to talk winter veggies. Let's look at some of the benefits and planting timeline of winter gardening.

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Pansies and Dianthus in a pot

Color Bowls for the Cool Season

Grab a pot, potting soil, and some starter fertilizer to create a beautiful display of color for a porch or patio. Show your creative side and make it your own! Take a look at some cool season combos you can grow. 
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