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As You Dig in Your Flower Beds, Watch Out For…

Last updated : 21 April 2015
Japanese Beetle Larva

Little White Grubs Those little white grubs that you find while digging in your lawn or flower beds are not a good sign. Of course it depends on how many of them you have, but they are Japanese Beetle larva and they are very damaging to your lawn and landscape. The grubs (the larva) feed […]

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Growing, Buying and Selling Thousands of Plants

Last updated : 24 April 2015

In my previous video I showed you my grow bed full of Japanese maples. I had to grow those for a couple of years for them to get to that size, then I had to dig, ball and burlap the tree. A lot of work for one tree.Now I’m going to show you my container […]

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Growing Plants in Beds

Published : 24 April 2015

Today I’m going to talk to you about growing plants in beds, and when it makes sense and when it doesn’t. Whether you are growing plants for yourself or to sell it doesn’t really make a difference. Gardeners are gardeners and we all love plants. I’ve been doing this my whole life and I really […]

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Let’s Plant a Knockout Rose Bush!

Last updated : 23 April 2015

Many gardeners are interested in Knockout® Rose bushes because of their hardiness and almost effortless maintenance.   At first, the patented Knockout® Rose (introduced in 2000) was touted as being almost indestructible and disease resistant. However, these claims have been challenged within the past few years with the discovery of Rose rosette disease running rampant […]

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Which Wheelbarrow Should I Buy?

Last updated : 23 April 2015

Wheelbarrows!  Why so many options?  Why can’t it be simple? One wheel? Two wheels? Plastic tub?   Metal tub? Is a two wheeled garden cart better? Wheelbarrow Logic from Mike McGroarty. Here’s my take on wheelbarrows, from a guy that has made his living for the better part of 40 years using wheelbarrows. In my […]

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How to Propagate Fragrant Viburnum.

Last updated : 20 April 2015
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There is nothing like the smell of a fragrant viburnum outside your bedroom window or off the end of your porch.  As the wind blows the fragrance is carried throughout the yard. There are a number of different fragrant Viburnums but two old time favorites, and the two that are still the best no matter […]

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Unique Vertical Garden Plans

Last updated : 15 April 2015
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Building a Vertical Garden Don’t let the idea of vertical gardening intimidate you. Vertical gardening can be as simple as including hanging planters on your porch to more complex projects that make use of trellised growing systems. The idea is to grow up, not out, and thus conserve space on the ground while adding focal […]

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How to Transplant Dahlias

Last updated : 6 April 2015
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Dahlias are an outstanding landscape plant with gorgeous summer flowers that can last until late fall. They come in an array of colors and can be very expensive to purchase already leafed out in nurseries. Dormant Dahlia tubers that have not put out growth for the year can be purchased online and at nurseries and […]

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How to Make Your Very Own Pure Maple Syrup

Last updated : 11 April 2015
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MAKING MAPLE SYRUP Making maple syrup is not difficult and only requires a few supplies: A drill, a tap, a bucket or something else to collect the sap in, a pot to boil it in, a Maple tree and a lot of patience. Nobody knows who discovered how to make maple syrup, but it is […]

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Know How to Identify Poison Ivy Before It’s Too Late!

Published : 8 April 2015
Poison Ivy

A lot of people get confused about what is and what isn’t poison ivy. So I’m going to give you some tips on how to identify poison ivy because there’s a couple things you need to know. One, if you’re allergic, like I am, you barely have to touch it to get poison ivy. Two, […]