How to Elevate your Tomatoes with VELCRO® Brand

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

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

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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Preserving the Bouquet With VELCRO® Brand

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

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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Create Your Own Holiday Bough

Tis the season for holiday decorating and while trees, poinsettias and wreaths dominate many garden centers don’t forget creating a beautiful, holiday swag. Holiday swags are versatile. They can be hung from doorways and walls indoors and outside or used as centerpieces on your table. You can make them big and gaudy or small and simple. 

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Create Your Outdoor Halloween Garden

For gardeners in most areas of the country, October means planting garlic and bulbs and wrapping up the garden for the season. But for kids, young and old alike, it’s also about Halloween. It’s fun to use the harvest and garden theme when decorating your yard and porch, perhaps even using flowers and veggies you grew yourself. Here are some fun ways to rock this fall classic.

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How to Dry Your Summer Flowers

We’ve had a great summer of beautiful flowers in the garden. It’s hard to image they will be gone soon. But you don’t have to just rely on your memory or photos of your flower gardens all winter. With Resident Gardener, Charlie Nardozzi tips, you can preserve some of that color, too.

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How to Care for Container Tomatoes

Resident Garden Expert, Charlie Nardozzi shares how to stay on top of your tomato plant growth with tips on tomato container culture.

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How to Stake Tall Perennials

Expert Gardener, Charlie Nardozzi shares how to stake tall perennials, creating a colorful back drop and adding drama and excitement to any garden in this new blog post.

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Herb Garden With Sabrina Soto

I love fresh herbs in the kitchen! But with the busy hustle and bustle of everything that goes on in my kitchen, I get paranoid that my garden won’t stay in place, especially if they’re sitting on my windowsill. Luckily, VELCRO® Brand comes to the rescue again and I’m able to secure my adorable mini garden!

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