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Were a Garden Watchdog Top 5 company for 2010!

Were a Garden Watchdog Top 5 company for 2010! Great news! As many of you may know, each company in the Garden Watchdog is categorized by their specialty. The highest rated companies in each category is then awarded with an annual “Top 5″ award, and our company has been awarded a Top 5 designation this year!  Specializing [...]

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Homemade Cleaning Products: Economical and Eco-Friendly

When the snow starts to fall I fall down with cabin fever. Being trapped indoors makes me restless, however it is a great time to get some much needed cleaning done around the house. Only downside to cleaning in the winter is you can’t open a window to air out the cleaning fumes from all [...]

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National Seed Swap Day

Saturday, January 29, 2010 is National Seed Swap Day! Nation Seed Swap Day was started five years ago by Washington Gardener Magazine. Observed on the last Saturday of January, Washington Gardener Magazine celebrates by holding a Seed Exchange on that date every year in the Washington-DC area. In a relatively short amount of time National Seed Swap [...]

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Helonias bullata (Swamp Pink)

Helonias bullata or Swamp Pink is a rare and endangered plant species. Found in bogs and swamps it is most prevalent in New Jersey but can also be scene in New York, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Swamp Pink is a perennial and one of the first blooming flowers in spring, [...]

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Start Seeds Now for Spring Planting

Now’s the time to get a jump start on your spring planting by germinating your seeds indoors while it is still too cold for outdoor planting. Planting your garden from seed is economical, environmentally friendly and rewarding, according to MasterGardening.com. “Starting seeds indoors allows them to start life in a controlled environment, greatly increasing their chances when [...]

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Embrace the Locavore Movement by Joining a CSA

There is nothing like fruits and vegetables freshly picked from the garden but for many growing their own vegetables and fruits is not an option or they can only grow a small amount. I love to grow fresh produce right in my backyard, on my deck and even on the windowsills in my kitchen but [...]

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The Hunt is Over- Hello Spring!

If you are anything like me you are very excited spring has finally sprung!  For me spring is all about new beginnings. The snow melts away relieving a fresh start for all the plants and animals. On my drive into the office today there were signs of spring everywhere. These was an adorable little colt frolicking in the field. Weeping [...]

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Our Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Plant a Tree Trees provide sound buffers, reduce utility bills, improve property values, prevent soil erosion, provide wildlife habitats and freshens the air! If those are not enough reasons then plant a tree for future generations. While trees grow and mature they bring years of beauty and delight to those near. With any luck your grandkids, grandkids will [...]

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Our Favorite Garden Inspired Easter Decorations

Need a little garden inspiration for your Easter and spring decorations? We have rounded up 6 fantastic and simple ideas for your home.   Source: purlbee.com This easter tree is created by force blooming forsythia branches indoors and adoring them with eggs. The eggs are patchwork eggs created by Purlbee, get the full tutorial here – Patchwork Easter Eggs.   Source: domesticease.com Create a [...]

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Mother’s Day Ideas Straight from the Garden

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to thank all the moms in your life; whether it’s a sister, aunt, grandmother, friend, or actually your mom for all they do throughout the year. If that mom happens to enjoy ‘growing their own’ why not give them a gardening gift to make their garden tasks even more [...]

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