What to Do In The Garden This June

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June is prime time for gardening – the sun’s out, the temperature is warm (for the most part!) and growing season for plants is in full swing. So if you’re feeling green-fingered, check out our list of the essential jobs to do in the garden in June! WHAT TO DO IN THE GARDEN THIS MONTH […]

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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 Big, Tall Sunflowers

Sunflowers are one of the most strikingly beautiful summer plants – they add a vibrant splash of color to any garden and nothing else says ‘summer’ quite like them! Under the right conditions, they’re also surprisingly easy to grow and fun to plant with kids. Read on to find out how to grow sunflowers in […]

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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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Easy DIY Vertical Herb Garden

Easy DIY Vertical Herb Garden

There’s nothing like having fresh herbs to add to spring and summer meals. But every so often I’m looking for fresh oregano, thyme or basil to add to a dish, and have to walk out to the garden to harvest it. Why not bring the herbs closer to the kitchen? How to start a vertical […]

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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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JANUARY GARDENING JOBS

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It’s a new year with lots of gardening to do! And while the weather’s still cold and there’s not much planting to do yet, there are still plenty of jobs to do in the garden. Use this month to get your garden and your tools ready for spring, in preparation for when the weather gets […]

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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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Saving Gardening Seeds with Charlie Nardozzi

Seed Storage with the VELCRO Brand

Late summer and fall are perfect times to collect and save seeds from your flower and vegetable gardens. Collecting seeds is a good way to replant the same variety next year and save some money. While most seeds can be saved for one year and germinate and grow well, some vegetables and flowers, if stored […]

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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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