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How to Make a Pumpkin Planter

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  • 22 September 2020
How to Make a Pumpkin Planter Pumpkins can serve as a great fall decor piece! The options with pumpkins are limitless! These staple fall decorations can be stacked on porch stairs and carved to be used as a luminary. Pumpkins can even be used as a planter to hold beautiful fall annuals. Continue reading to

How to Care for Fall Mums

How to Care for Fall Mums Fall is a beautiful time of year in North Carolina. The leaves are beginning to change, the days are becoming cooler, and we get to decorate with pumpkins, hay bales, and mums! But oftentimes, customers purchase mums not knowing how to care for them! Continue reading to learn how

September Garden Tips

September Garden Tips Labor Day Weekend is the official end of summer. For some, this is a sad time, which involves leaving behind weekends at the beach full of the ocean, sun, and cookouts. And for others, Labor Day indicates that cooler temperatures, pumpkins, and fall plantings are right around the corner! If you are

The Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days of Summer That latter part of summer in North Carolina is probably the harshest! The temperature is high, and the humidity is even higher! It can be tough to keep cool during this time of the year. Keep reading to learn how to keep your home cool and ways to beat the

What’s Eating My Plants?

What’s Eating My Plants? As the growing season progresses, we tend to see more and more insects. In some cases, these insects can be pests! Many of these insects enjoy eating our newly plants hostas, vegetables, and blooming crape myrtles. In this video of What’s Eating My Plants, Jane discusses and identifies some common pests

How to Deadhead Flowers

How to Deadhead Flowers Deadheading flowers is an essential part of garden maintenance. Usually, in the late spring to mid-summer, the flowers on your annuals, perennials, and shrubs begin looking tired and old. This means it is time to deadhead! Continue reading to learn how to deadhead flowers. Deadheading Roses It is essential to deadhead

July Garden Tips

July Garden Tips Well, summer has arrived, and we are already counting down the days until Fall. It is hot and humid, and let’s face it, who wants to do yard work right now? While it may be easy to neglect your yard, these summer months are the most important. Continue reading for all of