Vertical Gardening With Climbing Plants

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A simple solution for small space and container gardeners looking to maximize their growing space is to grow climbers. Name any type of plant and there’s a climber you can grow.  Shrubs, such as roses; woody vines, such as wisteria; perennial flowers, such as clematis and mandevilla; and annual flowers, such as nasturiums and morning […]

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How to Grow Tomatoes in Containers

Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable to grow, but not everyone feels like they have the room and space to plant them. For those space challenged gardeners or gardeners with physical limitations, growing tomatoes in a container is the solution. With new, dwarf varieties, better container technology, and some expert guidance, growing tomatoes on a […]

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How To Support Garden Plants

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Properly supporting your plants is one of the keys to a healthy, thriving garden. Without the correct support, strong winds and rapid growth can cause them to topple over and the last thing you want is a broken stem. Read on to find out how to support trees and plants in your garden, including what […]

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How to Take Care of Houseplants

Houseplants are hot, especially among millennial gardeners. Having houseplants boosts your mood, cleans the indoor air and increases your sense of well being. But while the idea of having plants around your home or apartment is appealing, many people struggle caring for them. Depending on your houseplant, they may need little care or lots of […]

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Simple Seed Starting

Indoor seed starting is not as popular as buying transplants at the garden center, but there are advantages to starting your own seeds indoors. First of all, it can save you lots of money. A packet of tomato seeds costs less than $5 and will yield dozens of plants, depending on the variety. A pack […]

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5 Best Houseplants And How to Care for Them

Houseplants are hot again! Led by millennials, more people are buying and growing houseplants to create a green oasis in their homes. And why not? Having houseplants at home, and at work, purifies the air, reduces blood pressure, raises attentiveness and well-being, reduces anxiety and increases productivity. Houseplants are a Godsend, especially for people in […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Gardeners

With the holiday season upon us, there’s a scurry of activity to find the perfect gift for the gardener in the family. Gardeners can be picky gift receivers so it’s sometimes a struggle to find the right present. Based on 35 years of  giving and getting gardening gifts, here are some of my favorite ideas […]

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Get Your Garden Shed Organized for Winter

Now that the garden chores are finishing up for the season, it’s time to turn our attention to the garden shed, garage, basement… you know, wherever you store your tools and garden supplies! If you’re like me, I just throw tools, stakes, watering cans…. into the garage in summer always thinking I’ll clean it up […]

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Wedding Decorating with VELCRO® Brand Garden Ties

September is a beautiful month in Vermont to get married. Recently my niece decided to, not only get married in September, but to do it at our house. We were happy to help her and her husband create a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony and celebration at our home. We were particularly happy to help with […]

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Summer Gardening Videos of Velcro® Brand Garden Products

There’s nothing like seeing VELCRO® Brand Garden Products in action. Recently I spent 2 days shooting promotional and educational videos for VELCRO® Brand Garden Products at a nursery in New Hampshire. It was sunny, hot and fun! Many gardeners know about the versatility, ease of use and durability of the VELCRO® Brand Garden Ties. I’ve […]

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Plant Protection with Charlie Nardozzi

No matter how healthy your soil and vigorous your plants, sometimes they need protection from pests and the weather. Whether you’re protecting tender spring or fall seedlings after transplanting from insects and animals or helping your shrub make it through a harsh winter, plant protection is one way a gardener can make a difference. Plant […]

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Flower Staking with Charlie Nardozzi

VELCRO Brand Flower Staking

By mid summer the flower garden is exploding with color. But if you’re growing tall, stalky perennials such as delphiniums, hollyhocks, and lilies, or even annuals such as gladiolus and snapdragons, to look their best they may need some support to stay upright. There’s nothing worse than your prized flowers flopping onto the ground after […]

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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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