Gardening

  • Tips for Growing Roses

    While buying roses from your local florist is and always will be a sure fire way to make anyone smile, growing your own at home can also bring smiles anyone that visits or passes by. This post is all about that gorgeous flower and how to grow your own at home! Roses are in thousands…

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  • I work closely with the Effingham Master Gardeners and they have a wealth of knowledge to share from their personal experience and from what they have learned. Today I wanted to share one of our Master Gardeners’, Mr. Mark Anderegg, experiments for growing tomatoes. Straw Bale Gardening Tomatoes – Mark Anderegg “I became interested in…

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  • Soil is just dirt to many people, it ain’t much of anything, but to anyone that grows food or plants, soil is everything! When I think of all the soil tests our office sends off, the one question I get asked the most when the results are back is, “how much lime needs to be…

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  • Protecting Your Poinsettias

    Christmas is right around the corner.   Most of us have already decorated our homes in anticipation for the special holiday. When I think of classic Christmas, it is hard to ignore three things: The Nativity Scene, Christmas Trees, and the beautiful flower… the Poinsettia. Poinsettias are what I want to talk about with y’all…

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  • Soil Sampling 101

    It is finally one of my favorite months of the year… OCTOBER! Something about corn mazes, pumpkins, Halloween, and harvest time just gets me excited. Outside of these fun activities it is also a good time of year to start thinking about your soils. A successful lawn, garden, or crop is dependent on what it…

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  • My very first vlog/blog post… it isn’t the smoothest it could have been but hey, you gotta start somewhere! I hope all y’all enjoy this and learn something new from it. I know I sure did.

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