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Arbor Day and How to Plant a Tree

“The cultivation of flowers and trees is the cultivation of the good, the beautiful, and the ennobling in man, and for one, I wish to see this culture become universal.” – J. Sterling Morton Arbor Day is a national holiday most commonly celebrated on the last Friday in April, though some states celebrate at other

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Earth Day and Sustainable Gardening

A brief history: April 22nd marks the anniversary of the modern environmental movement that began in 1970. Earth Day was founded by Gaylord Nelson, then U.S. senator from Wisconsin. Both troubled by the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, CA and inspired by the student anti-war movement of the time, he wanted to start a

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Spring Cleaning Your Landscape

There’s a lot that can be done in your yard this time of year. Now is a great opportunity to take advantage of the cool temperatures, occasional sunshine, and yes, even the rain! Once you’ve walked around your property to take in the signs of renewed life and dream about this year’s projects, you can

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Growing Potatoes and Onions

If you’re anything like us, then you’re eager to get a start on your vegetable garden now that milder springtime weather is setting in. Although it’s too early to plant hot summer crops like corn and tomatoes, you’ll be glad to know that there are two crops that you can begin planting now: potatoes and

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