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Fall Gardening: The Season of Mums

Cary, NC – Every Autumn, the weather is slightly different. This year, in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, everything that’s undamaged is fat and green. A flush of caterpillars have appeared. And, if you go to the garden store this weekend, you’ll see it is the Season of Mums. Read more

Gardening for Labor Day Weekend

Cary, NC – Like baseball, gardening has its seasons. When it comes to Fall gardening, Labor Day weekend is the equivalent of Opening Day. Here are a few quick things you can do to get your season off to a good start. Read more

Gardening: Fall Vegetables to Plant Now

Cary, NC – You’d think that Fall vegetables should be planted in the Fall. But, here in the North Carolina Piedmont, July and August are prime months for planting fall garden vegetables. Read more

Container Gardening for Summer

Cary, NC – Container gardening is an easy and satisfying way to get your green thumb working during the heat of summer. Read more

Gardening: Doing More with Less Water

Cary, NC – We’re in the middle of Summer and we are all feeling the heat, from people to animals to the plants in your garden. That means water is in high demand with a smaller supply, so here are some tips on conserving water in your garden. Read more

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Gardening: Preparing Your Garden for Rain and Wind

Cary, NC – With strong wind and rain coming to Cary, here are some tips to protect your garden against weather damage. It’s easier than you would expect. Read more

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Gardening: Creating a Red Garden

Cary, NC – The basis of garden design is simply organizing plants and flowers into a pleasing collection. You can organize plants by height (low in the front, tall in the back) or by succession (Spring flowers replaced by Summer flowers replaced by Fall flowers). Today, let’s talk about organizing a garden by color, specifically, the color red. Read more

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Gardening: Best Spring Vegetables to Start Planting

Cary, NC – If you’re a gardener, you know certain vegetables do best at certain times of the year. With Spring halfway done, here is some advice on what vegetables will do well this time of year. Read more

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Gardening: Spring Gardening, Part II

Cary, NC – There are so many ways to think about your garden. In Spring Gardening Part 1, I talked about color during the early part of the season. Now, let’s turn the focus to things that thrive in shade. Read more

Gardening: Spring Garden Color

Cary, NC – Winter won’t seem to go away this year, but Spring actually started last week. Everyday, the sun lingers a little longer in the sky. Here are a few ideas to add some spring color to your early Spring garden. Read more