• Charlie Nardozzi's Garden Roundup

    Posted 5/16/2017 by Charlie Nardozzi
    5/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
    Velcro Brand May Gardening

    Our favorite gardener and author, Charlie Nardozzi is sharing his top gardening tips for Spring! 

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  • The Northwest Flower Show and Colored Glass

    Posted 3/31/2017 by Charlie Nardozzi
    3/31/2017 12:00:00 AM
    VELCRO Brand Garden Show 2017

    Resident Gardener, Charlie Nardozzi shares his recap of the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle, Washington!

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  • Indoor Gardening with Air Plants

    Posted 3/10/2017 by Charlie Nardozzi
    3/10/2017 12:00:00 AM
    Charlie Nardozzi-Indoor Gardening with Air Plants

    Indoor gardening is hot. Whether you're growing a few low maintenance houseplants in the living room, growing herbs on a window sill or microgreens under lights, more and more people are gardening right inside their home.

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  • Cool Container Plants, Water and Seeds

    Posted 2/22/2017 by Charlie Nardozzi
    2/22/2017 12:00:00 AM
    Charlie Nardozzi. Cool Container Plants. Water. Seeds

    In most gardens, February is a time of planning and getting ready for the growing season. Each year I speak on behalf of the VELCRO® Brand at Flower Shows across the USA. These shows are great because they offer new, creative ideas for gardening. One big trend in gardening is growing in containers and small spaces. There are some cool, new containers out there, not only for growing plants, but for catching rainwater and storing seeds. Let me share a few ideas with you from my travels.

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  • Growing Amaryllis with Charlie Nardozzi

    Posted 12/22/2016 by Charlie Nardozzi
    12/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
    Growing Amaryllis with Charlie Nardozzi

    Holidays are often about visiting friends and family and gift giving. One of the most popular holiday gift plants is the amaryllis. This southern hemisphere bulb blooms in December and January in gardens in places such as South Africa. For northern, cold weather gardeners, we can have some winter color, too, by growing it indoors. Luckily, amaryllis are easy bulbs to grow. So, if you got an amaryllis for the holidays or just crave some fresh flowers in winter, try growing this exotic beauty. Here's how.

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  • Wrapping Up The Flower Garden

    Posted 11/21/2016 by Charlie Nardozzi
    11/21/2016 12:00:00 AM
    Wrapping Up the Flower Garden

    Sooner or later the flower gardening season has to wind down. But instead of just kicking back and watching football games, there are still a few chores that would be good to do before winter. By cleaning up the perennial flower garden now, you'll make for lesswork for yourself in spring. Here's the chorelist.

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  • Mix and Match Fall Florals and Gourds for a Halloween Garden

    Posted 10/12/2016 by Charlie Nardozzi
    10/12/2016 12:00:00 AM
    VELCRO® Brand Garden Solutions with Charlie Nardozzi

    Halloween has become a huge holiday in the USA with many families going all out decorating their yards. It's a great opportunity to mix and match traditional Halloween plants and scary decorations with seasonal vegetables and flowers.

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  • Beautifying Your Garden Wall with VELCRO® Brand

    Posted 7/27/2016 by Charlie Nardozzi
    7/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
    VELCRO® Brand Garden Blog

    Gardeners have lots of examples of how to beautify a fence, arbor or pergola. You can grow a variety of climbing plants that will grab the wire or wood and create an attractive wall in your garden room. But what if you have a more solid object like a concrete or brick wall or even a building? These solid structures give a hard impression and look much better if they are softened with plants.

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  • How to Elevate your Tomatoes with VELCRO® Brand

    Posted 7/11/2016 by Charlie Nardozzi
    7/11/2016 12:00:00 AM
    How to elevate your tomatoes

    Now that your tomatoes are planted and growing strong, before they get too big, now is the time to think vertical. Tomatoes will naturally sprawl on the ground if left on their own. This leads to more disease on the leaves and fruits and lower production over all. The best solution is to elevate your tomatoes by keeping them growing vertical all summer long. Not only will your plants be happier, you'll be able to save space, too!

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  • Enhance your Pergola with Climbing Plants

    Posted 6/23/2016 by Charlie Nardozzi
    6/23/2016 12:00:00 AM
    Nardozzi Climbing Vines

    Many home owners are building structures in their yards to use as gathering places in summer and beautiful additions to their deck and patio. Pergolas, trellises and arbors are structures that not only add beauty to your home, but allow you to grow vines up and over the structure providing shade, flowers and maybe even fruits.

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  • Adding to Your Garden with Ornamental Grass

    Posted 6/20/2016 by Charlie Nardozzi
    6/20/2016 12:00:00 AM
    Ornamental Grass

    Gardeners are always looking for good looking, low maintenance perennials. While perennial flowers add color, ornamental grasses add much more. Ornamental grasses are the darlings of the garden world for many reasons. They provide interest to a garden in all four seasons with their unique leaf blades and flower shapes and textures. Ornamental grasses are low maintenance, drought tolerant, make great cut flowers and can grow in most areas of the country.

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  • Gardening Solutions with Charlie Nardozzi

    Posted 4/27/2016 by VELCRO® Brand
    4/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
    gardening tips and solutions charlie nardozzi

    We teamed up with Charlie Nardozzi to put together a free ebook of Gardening Tips and Tricks!

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  • Create a DIY Vertical Garden with Sabrina Soto

    Posted 4/21/2016 by Sabrina Soto
    4/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

    Sabrino Soto helps us create a cute hanging garden in this easy 5 step DIY project!

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  • Preserving the Bouquet With VELCRO® Brand

    Posted 4/15/2016 by Charlie Nardozzi
    4/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
    Preserving the Bouquet

    Spring is coming and to get you excited about the flowers that are starting to bloom outside, how about decorating inside your home with cut flowers? Cut flowers are wildly popular. More than 4 billion cut flower stems are sold in the United States each year and almost 80% of them come from Colombia and Equador. Whether it be roses, lilies, carnations or many others, to keep these world traveling cut flowers fresh after they come home is a challenge.

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  • Create Your Own Houseplants

    Posted 3/1/2016 by Charlie Nardozzi
    3/1/2016 12:00:00 AM
    Create Your Own Houseplants

    Winter can be tough on gardeners. It's too early to start seeds indoors in most locations and too cold to work outside. But one fun project you can do is to make more houseplants through propagation. Here's the basics.

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