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

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

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

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

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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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 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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Create a Spooky Outdoor Halloween Display

Halloween has some of the best decorations. There are so many possibilities for fun DIY projects that you and the kids can create! We all love to decorate— and VELCRO® Brand products make decorating both easy and fun!

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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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