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Saving Snow Damaged Trees and Shrubs

In this article I’m going to talk specifically about a Japanese maple tree, but it really doesn’t matter what kind of plant you have that is damaged, the …

The Good and Not so Good of Synthetic and Organic Plant Food

Over the last couple of decades the divide between the organic growers and the synthetic growers has become the schism of our industry. Debates over the topic …

The Remarkable Rose

A Rose is a metaphor for many things in our culture and language. “A Rose by any other name would smell just as sweet”- Shakespeare and is a bloom of early …

The 5 Decisions You Must Make When Growing Phragmipediums

Phragmipedium orchids are more commonly known as slipper orchids. Twenty species of these types of orchids can be found from South West Mexico to Central and …

Choosing the Right Size Greenhouse

One of the ways to determine the needed size of a greenhouse is by identifying the quantity of plants you plan to grow during the period of cold weather when …

When and When Not To Amend Garden Soil

The two types of garden soil that really need to be amended the most are clay soil and sandy soil. Clay Soil Clay needs to be amended to loosen it up. The …

Planting by the Moon

Planting trees, grasses and plants according to the placement of the moon may be considered an old tradition or folklore. Planning to farm and plant according …

Who Invented Hydroponics?

Many people mistakenly believe that the art of growing plants successfully without using soil, known as hydroponics, is a new technology. It is commonly …

Growing Orchids in Water

Over watering is one of greatest destroyers of orchids kept as houseplants. As almost everyone who keeps orchids knows, the roots must be allowed to dry out …

Building Your Own Organic Soil for Raised Bed Gardens

Growing plants in a raised bed garden is not that much different than growing plants directly in the ground. There are many advantages to a raised bed garden …