09November 7, 2018

Once we had to turn the clocks back an hour, it was odd to see it dark by 4:45 in the afternoon. What this means for your yard work is that you have to start earlier in the day to get all your chores done. Let me remind you of a few that you need to do.

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10October 31, 2018

All the wind on this past Saturday did a pretty good job of knocking the leaves off the trees. Soon we will be hearing the sound of leaf blowers doing their job of piling up all of those leaves. Blisters on our hands are sure to follow because there are always a few leaves that need to be raked up.

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22August 9, 2018

The weather is hot and the humidity is high. If you are outside for any length of time, it is miserable to do any work. August of this year may not be a typical August, but for some creatures August signals that it is time to get ready for winter.

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29June 21, 2018

Once the planting is all done; the work can really begin in the garden. Plants need to be watered and fertilized. Old flower blossoms may need to be pruned back. Plants need to be checked for signs of insect or disease infestations. In this week’s column, I’m going to give you a “to do “ list of things you need to be doing now.

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30June 14, 2018

In many cases, a gardener’s worst enemy is the sun and the wind. During the past week, I have had many people stop by the store with leaf samples of plants. The leaves may be dry along the edge or the leaves may be almost white in color.

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31June 7, 2018

We are into the first week in June. It’s too bad that the temperatures on Monday felt like the first week of April!

If you have boxwood plants in your yard, you should take a look at the leaves of the plant. You may notice that some of the leaves have curled a bit.

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32May 31, 2018

Many of you did a lot of planting this past weekend. But there is still plenty of time to plant annuals, vegetable plants and seeds, perennials, trees, and shrubs. Remember to keep up with watering those new transplants. They need water to help the plants get the root system established.

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33May 24, 2018

Memorial Day weekend is this weekend. Traditionally, this is the weekend to plant your vegetable garden and to plant your annual flowers in your flower beds, window boxes and other containers. The forecast sounds like we have made it past the lousy weather. Let’s get planting. Here are a few things for you to think about before you begin.

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34May 17, 2018

We are now in the middle of May, and the weather is still bouncing up and down. Unfortunately, this appears to be what we can call the typical month of May. Many of you are beginning to put plants in the ground or in various types of containers. When you set your plants out, it is beneficial to put the plants in when it is a cloudy day.

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41March 29, 2018

April 1 St. is Easter Sunday. Part of the tradition of this holiday is giving flowers. In particular, people will give the spring flowering bulbs as Easter gifts. This would include tulips, daffodils, hyacinth, crocus and of course Easter Lilies.

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44March 8, 2018

Two weeks ago, many people were talking about an early spring this year. You may want to unfriend those people on social media! Another Wednesday snowstorm for this week and possibly another snowstorm for Monday. When it comes to spring weather, I feel like a little kid waiting for Christmas.

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49February 1, 2018

The weather has been varied this past month. We have had some cold days; some warm days and some snowy and or rainy days. I have noticed that there has been a steady flock of birds at the feeder. I have also noticed that there have been signs that deer have been in the yard.

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