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What Are Aroids?

What Are Aroids?

Botanically speaking, several of our favorite houseplants all belong to the same family, but in many ways look different from one another. Plants included in this large family are Philodendrons, Pothos, Peace Lilies, Monsteras, and ZZ Plants, to name a few....

Pumpkins Galore!

Pumpkins Galore!

Colorful displays of fall pumpkins, straw bales, and gourds signal a festive change of seasons as we transition into autumn. One can't help but marvel at the range of colors, shapes, and sizes available from a vegetable we collectively refer to as a "squash". The...

Pruning 102: Pruning for Shaping & Structure

Pruning 102: Pruning for Shaping & Structure

Review of Pruning Basics Goals/reasons to prune Tools, Terms, Techniques Timing: Most often done during dormant season (November–March) Know when to call the professionals: Colliers Arbor Care, Arbor Pro, Halsteads, Honl Tree Care Pruning of Young Trees Pruning newly...

Pruning 101: Tools, Techniques & Timing

Pruning 101: Tools, Techniques & Timing

Take note of the specific type of plant being pruned and ask yourself what the pruning goal is. Think about the desired effect before deciding what time of year and which pruning technique to implement. There are many reasons to prune: Direct growth Limit size Achieve...

Winter Houseplant Care

Winter Houseplant Care

As fall gradually transitions to winter, we bundle up against the crisp air while soaking up every last minute of daylight. In a similar fashion, indoor plants make seasonal adjustments too; during winter months (October through February), it’s best to let plants rest...

DIY Succulent Pumpkins

DIY Succulent Pumpkins

Succulent pumpkins are all the rage this season; they take everything wonderful about fall and distill it into the perfect, long-lasting arrangement. The only problem is we can't seem to keep them in stock! As soon as we make up a batch, they disappear with a happy...

October in the Garden

October in the Garden

This is the best month for planting woody shrubs, trees, and herbaceous perennials. Our year-round garden centers are well stocked with great plant selections—remember that fall is for planting! For Fresh Color October is the prime month to plant spring-flowering...

Improving Soil Health

Improving Soil Health

Soil: A Brief Overview The single most valuable investment in your home landscape is soil improvement—healthy soil means healthy, productive, beautiful plants! Healthy soil is loose, nutritious (fertile), well-drained, and has the ability to retain necessary moisture...

Fall is for Planting!

Fall is for Planting!

Fall is a great time to evaluate your garden and determine what needs to be corrected, moved, or added. Based on this season’s performance, one can assess the nutrient needs of the soil and landscape plants, determine areas in need of mulch or soil improvement,...

Fall Color & Container Combos

Fall Color & Container Combos

As our summer annuals begin to wane and container plantings start to lose their luster, it is time for a change. Planting fall containers is best done by mid-October, with at least 6 weeks left before our first frost so they have some time to root in and fill out...