Imagine you are a local family nursery providing quality plants and services.  You take pride in your work and your products. You have established yourself as providing value to your community.  You send the customers home with healthy plants and the knowledge to succeed, no need for guarantee. Think about a large corporate entity whose…

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I can’t imagine there is a Gardener today that is not itching to get their hands dirty. The past few gorgeous days has brought anxious people into the store. It happens every season, people get ahead of themselves or they miss the window for best results. Many of the gardening processes rely heavily on timing…

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Depending on your age, you may have never experienced such harsh cold temperatures in your lifetime. I remember the cold of 1983 which, at the time I was working as a greenhouse grower, and anyone with a greenhouse know why sleeping may not be an option.  Extreme weather does bring with it a new set…

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It’s no secret many folks consider their pets a part of the family.  In the majority, I hope,  people consider their children a part of the family, at least until they are teenagers. There is a growing community of good hearted people that have decided to view the plants in their life as family. They…

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When the buds on the trees begin to swell, you know for sure that Spring is not far away. There are a few things to consider toward tree maintenance as that time approaches. If you did not fertilize your trees last Fall, now is a good time to check that task off your To Do…

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The weather of Kansas has begun teasing us with intermittent fabulous days. Mixed with the reminders it is still Winter. Regardless of the current weather forecast, it is time to plan your strategy for this season’s lawn  maintenance. First, evaluate the condition of the lawn and remember how it looked last summer.  Is it thin,…

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The houseplant feeding frenzy has passed and you have found the plant you desired so much. It would be an awful shame to allow it to endure a slow death. Sometimes death would be preferable than having your darling plant continue to hang on by a thread. Even with the best intentions, a lack of…

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As with any project you plan on investing considerable time and money, we have all learned the correct amount of preparation plays a key role in reaching a successful goal. When we start thinking about gardening projects, one of your first considerations should be soil testing and preparation. Correct soil texture, fertility and ph can…

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