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Perennial plants are not only vibrant in color, but garden centers and garden nurseries carry a wide selection of perennials early in the summer. Homeowners will be able to plant perennials including:

  • Virginia Bluebells
  • Verbana
  • Peonies
  • Iris
  • Baptisia
  • Geraniums
  • Coreopsis
  • Blanket Flower
  • Veronica
  • Perennial Sage
  • Aster
  • Daffodils
  • Black-Eyed Susan
  • Hibiscus

Some perennials, including daffodils, can be used as a deer barrier. Perennial plants appeal to home growers for their fragrance, but not by deer. In addition to lavender and mint, deer resist the urge to eat Columbine plants, rosemary and sage. Asparagus lovers will be glad to hear that deer hate the taste and will walk away from this green vegetable. These types of perennials can be planted in the summer to protect flowerbeds.

Keep perennials in-mind when designing your landscape; and celebrate the joy of growing perennials this June. #PerennialGardeningMonth

It's National Perennial Gardening Month

Although more expensive than annuals, perennial flowers are a worthy investment for gardeners. Not only do these vibrant plants liven-up a garden, but these types of blooms come back each year. Because June is the best time to plant perennials, Mastergardening.com wants to share a short list of perennial plants that can be grown during [...]

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It's Cat Adoption Month

Being that June is National Adopt a Cat Month, it's only fitting that we spread the word about the joy of cats as pets. Cats can make wonderful pets; and if adopted from a cat rescue or cat shelter, these domestic animals can be generally less expensive than from a general breeder. Here are other [...]

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Father's Day Gardening Gift Ideas

If your dad is anything like mine, he loves his grill. He loves grilling so much that he won't let just anyone use his grill. But, he's also a tech junkie that thinks it's cool to be like his kids (he's not wrong). If your dad sounds like mine, then your dad will love these [...]

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Child Temporarily Paralyzed After Unknown Tick Bite

Published Originally On May 19, 2017 By Fox NewsA mother in Oregon shared an alarming video of her young daughter struggling to stand after she was unknowingly bit by a tick, and the footage has since gone viral on Facebook. Amanda Lewis, who lives in eastern Oregon with her husband, Lantz, their their daughter. Evelyn, [...]

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What to Plant In May

Now that we don't have to worry about snow and frost (knock on wood), we can finally grow vegetables that we love for summertime eating. There are many greens and fruits that can be started in the vegetable garden this month. This May, start the following vegetable seeds in your organic garden:BeansBeetsBroccoliCabbagesCarrotsCornCucumbersHerbs (Basil, Oregano, Dill)Melons Peppers [...]

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The Powassan Virus: Worse Than Lyme

Summer is nearly here, and it's bringing fears of a rare tick-borne disease called Powassan. This potentially life-threatening virus is carried and transmitted by three types of ticks, including the deer tick that transmits Lyme disease.Over the past decade, 75 cases have been reported in the northeastern states and the Great Lakes region, according to [...]

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It's Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Lyme Disease Awareness Month is an observance month in May that raises funds for research of Lyme, educational opportunities and organized events. Activists proclaim May to be Lyme Month since May is the heart of tick season. What is Lyme Disease?Lyme Disease is a bacterial disease that is caused by a latched-on tick bite. With [...]

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After the Tick Bite

Ticks usually appear in wooden or grassy areas during the warmer months of the year, beginning in March. Some ticks carry the bacterial virus, Lyme Disease, among other types of tick-borne illnesses that can affect a human, pet or livestock animal. Ticks come about by latching-on and feeding on a warm-blooded mammal, the most common [...]

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Trending: Mother's Day Gift Ideas For Gardeners

Mother's Day is just around the corner (May 14, 2017, in fact); and if your mom is a gardener who is tech-savvy with gadgets, then she'll love these gardening gifts for her backyard garden.Bluetooth Landscape RocksThe Bluetooth garden rock works with virtually any device that has 2.0 Bluetooth capabilities including an MP3 Player, computer, tablet [...]

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