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  • Protect Your Garden From Unwanted Animals

    Protect Your Garden From Unwanted Animals

    As a young man, I often visited my grandparent’s cabin in northern Wisconsin. The cabin had abundant wildlife, including a large herd of deer. While fun to observe, the deer...

    Protect Your Garden From Unwanted Animals

    As a young man, I often visited my grandparent’s cabin in northern Wisconsin. The cabin had abundant wildlife, including a large herd of deer. While fun to observe, the deer...

  • Bee Kind Gardening – A Guide To Plant & Pollinator Balance

    Bee Kind Gardening – A Guide To Plant & Pollina...

    The word “Native” is an ambiguous definition when it comes to plants. Native to where? To North America? To a geographic region? To your entire state, county, or just your...

    Bee Kind Gardening – A Guide To Plant & Pollina...

    The word “Native” is an ambiguous definition when it comes to plants. Native to where? To North America? To a geographic region? To your entire state, county, or just your...

  • How to Create a Bird-Friendly Garden

    How to Create a Bird-Friendly Garden

    One of the joys of having a home garden is that you can attract some nature friends like birds. They make a garden more pleasant to be in and are...

    How to Create a Bird-Friendly Garden

    One of the joys of having a home garden is that you can attract some nature friends like birds. They make a garden more pleasant to be in and are...

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  • Seed & Seedling Troubleshooting

    Seed & Seedling Troubleshooting

    All seeds, no matter what the variety, have the same mission: to break dormancy, put down a root, and send up seed leaves. Once a seed germinates, it is up to...

    Seed & Seedling Troubleshooting

    All seeds, no matter what the variety, have the same mission: to break dormancy, put down a root, and send up seed leaves. Once a seed germinates, it is up to...

  • Starting Annual Flower Seeds Indoors

    Starting Annual Flower Seeds Indoors

    Sowing seeds for annual flowering plants is no different than starting vegetable garden seeds. There are 3 critical things that all seeds require to germinate. 

    Starting Annual Flower Seeds Indoors

    Sowing seeds for annual flowering plants is no different than starting vegetable garden seeds. There are 3 critical things that all seeds require to germinate. 

  • Seed Germination Guide

    Seed Germination Guide

    For new gardeners, the first step of growing a beautiful and productive garden may seem to be the most difficult. How to start plants from seeds? 

    Seed Germination Guide

    For new gardeners, the first step of growing a beautiful and productive garden may seem to be the most difficult. How to start plants from seeds? 

  • Seed Starting FAQ

    Seed Starting FAQ

    Many types of seeds are easy to grow, but some may require specific temperature, light, or darkness.

    Seed Starting FAQ

    Many types of seeds are easy to grow, but some may require specific temperature, light, or darkness.

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  • Winter Seed Sowing

    Winter Seed Sowing

    Winter sowing is a type of planting that involves planting seeds outdoors in winter. It sounds too easy, but it works! Many hardy annuals and perennials can be sown in...

    Winter Seed Sowing

    Winter sowing is a type of planting that involves planting seeds outdoors in winter. It sounds too easy, but it works! Many hardy annuals and perennials can be sown in...

  • A Gardener’s Guide To Plant Nutrition

    A Gardener’s Guide To Plant Nutrition

    Every gardener knows that plants require several different nutrients to grow, but what specific nutrients do plants use and for what purpose? Here is a little overview and a science...

    A Gardener’s Guide To Plant Nutrition

    Every gardener knows that plants require several different nutrients to grow, but what specific nutrients do plants use and for what purpose? Here is a little overview and a science...

  • 6 Tips For Perfect Plant Pairings

    6 Tips For Perfect Plant Pairings

    Designing your garden can be a fun and creative experience. There are many things to consider during the planning phase. We have put together six tips to help you get...

    6 Tips For Perfect Plant Pairings

    Designing your garden can be a fun and creative experience. There are many things to consider during the planning phase. We have put together six tips to help you get...

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  • 7 Tips for Winter Houseplant Care

    7 Tips for Winter Houseplant Care

    As seasons change, so should your plant care! Proper light, watering, humidity, temperature, and pest control all play a huge role in keeping your houseplant happy all winter long.

    7 Tips for Winter Houseplant Care

    As seasons change, so should your plant care! Proper light, watering, humidity, temperature, and pest control all play a huge role in keeping your houseplant happy all winter long.

  • Pruning Shrubs in Winter

    Pruning Shrubs in Winter

    Did you know that winter is a great time to prune fruit trees like apple, pear, cherry, plum and quince, as well as miscellaneous nut trees? It's also a great...

    Pruning Shrubs in Winter

    Did you know that winter is a great time to prune fruit trees like apple, pear, cherry, plum and quince, as well as miscellaneous nut trees? It's also a great...