Keep A Living Christmas Tree Living

live Christmas treeYou bought a live Christmas tree to help save the environment and prevent destruction of the forests. But how do you care for your living tree and keep it from turning to mulch? Learn what your living tree needs to survive the holidays and your indoor environment.
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Unusual Holiday Gifts for the Gardener

tool toteAfter sharing the fruits of their gardens throughout the year, what gardener wouldn’t appreciate a little love during the holidays? Give your favorite gardener an unusual gift this year. You will find at least one item on our list that a gardener is not likely to have.
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Don’t Chuck The Poinsettia

pink poinsettiaYour poinsettias need not be throwaway plants after they finish blooming. Don’t be left in the dark when it comes to making them bloom anew. Instead, read why poinsettias need to be left in the dark to help their blooms return. If you follow this step and others, you will be rewarded with a beautiful show in time for next holiday season.
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Winter Sowing in Milk Jugs

winter sowingPlanting seeds is not just a spring and summer activity. Why not plant in winter? If you like starting your plants from seed, here is an inexpensive method that will result in a high germination rate as well save time and space.
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Name That Tree

name that treeThis eye-catching landscape evergreen can grow very large. The distinctive, pyramidal shape has upswept branches connected to the trunk. The downward drooping or weeping secondary branches give this one away.
  a. Alaskan Cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis)
  b. Norway Spruce (Picea abies)
  c. Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica)
  d. Canadian Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
  e. Colorado Blue Spruce (Picea pungens)
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Lawn Long Gone

book coverTired of all that mowing, fertilizing and weed control? Many gardeners want to eliminate the suburban front lawn but have nothing as a replacement. Lawn Gone! Low-Maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives For Your Yard might help you take the first steps toward saying goodbye to your grass.
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Williamsburg Holiday Arrangement

Williamsburg arrangmentTake a workshop on Williamsburg -styled floral arrangements, or learn how to make a wreath from your own garden greens. Our events calendar is filled with holiday workshops, exhibits, talks and moonlight walks scheduled at local gardens.
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