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Category: Gardens Galore

Garden Trends for 2015

Dr. Leonard Perry, Extension Professor University of Vermont Health, nature, and living outdoors  are some of the key gardening trends nationwide for this coming year.  Each year, the Garden Media Group (www.gardenmediagroup.com)– a marketing firm for the home and garden industry—identifies key trends for the coming season. For 2015 they’ve pegged nine of these, which […]

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Looking for Mites and Other January Gardening Tips

Leonard Perry, UVM Extension Horticulturist and Charlie Nardozzi, Horticulturist Checking houseplants for spider mites and other insects, cleaning bird feeders, and disinfecting seed starting containers are some of the gardening activities for this month. Aphids and spider mites may be multiplying like crazy amidst your houseplants, especially if they are grouped close together. Isolate each […]

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Winter Squash

Dr. Leonard Perry, Extension Professor University of Vermont Versatile, variety, and nutritious are all adjectives that can be used for winter squash. Whether you grew your own, or buy them from local farmers and markets, consider putting some up for winter. With proper storage of squash, you’ll benefit from their fresh flavors for months—often until […]

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