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Growing tulips from bulbs

When Should You Plant Tulips?

How to plant tulips for success

Tulip bulbs should be planted in the fall or early winter, depending on your USDA hardiness zone. Whether they are early, mid-season, or late tulips, you can expect them to bloom anywhere from four to five weeks after their first shoots appear aboveground until your peonies do the same.

Tulips should be planted in the middle to late fall in most regions.
The optimal time to plant tulips is … Read the rest

how to start a garden

How to Start a New Garden

Starting a garden from scratch

One of the best parts of owning a home isn’t the inside and its warmth and security; it’s outside, in your own little piece of paradise we call the garden. Here is some advice for those new to gardening, or those looking to enjoy and care for your garden.

It’s common to hear “yard” and “garden” used interchangeably, but the two terms have distinct meanings. A “yard” is the area … Read the rest

what to do in the garden in fall

Fall Soil Enhancements

What to give your soil for a successful spring

When the gardening season comes to an end, the average gardener heads for the indoors to hibernate. However, experienced organic gardeners understand that fall is not the time to relax, but a time to work your soil. It is the most important season of the year for soil improvement. What should you put in your soil this fall? There are three types of organic nutrients: finished … Read the rest

best christmas gifts for gardeners

5 Best Holiday Gifts for a Gardener

Best Gifts for Gardening

What is the best gift for a gardener? It changes every year, but here are some great gift ideas for the gardener in your life.

  1. The Gardening Belt – our best selling gardening gift, garden belts are an amazing gift. What gardener doesn’t need an extra pair of hands when out in the yard.
amazing garden tool belt
One of our top gardening gifts: The Gardener’s Tool Belt

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compost pile

Composting for Beginners: Part II

How To Build a Compost Pile

If you haven’t read our first post on “How to Compost”, Part I of this composting series will give you insights into the basics of composting and what you can add to your pile.

Building a compost heap

Place your compost heap in a convenient but unobtrusive location. Choose a nearby location if the compost will be used primarily in the garden. A convenient source of water is … Read the rest

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