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

Humming Bird

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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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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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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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 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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