Essential Spring Gardening Tips

Old Man Winter has finally moved along, and it’s time for spring gardening in many parts of the world. This is a busy time of year in the gardening calendar. If you’re not sure where to start, follow these spring gardening tips to ensure your garden gets off to a great start just in time for growing season.

Bird on shovel during spring gardening

Photo via Cath in Dorset/Flickr Creative Commons

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New Annuals for 2015

Sick of white?  Think tropical colors for 2015

Every spring brings the excitement and anticipation of new flower varieties and colors.  Below is a sampling of our favorite “newbies” we will be planting for you this year:

 

 

 

2015 Garden Trends

What is trending in your back yard and the rest of the country taken right from the 2015 Garden Trends Report, Garden Media Group:

thTQF0J4P8New Consumers– The Millennial generation (aged 18-35) is the nation’s fastest growing gardening segment.  In particular, young men spend $100 more per year on garden supplies than the average consumer.

th31CQBPC7Clean & Safe–  Consumers want to make the world a better place, and they want brands to help them do it.  Products that are environmentally friendly and safe for pats and children reign supreme. Continue reading 2015 Garden Trends

Winter Care for the Wild Birds

bird bath heaterDo you feed the birds?  Cardinals, finches, chickadees and the pesky squirrel?  What do you do for winter supplies?  Do you provide a birdbath for the birds as well?  Wild birds NEED water for their survival just as humans do.  Water is critical in preventing heat stress during the hot summer months, but natural water sources are easier to find for your feathered friends in warmer months.  During the winter months, water supplies dwindle due to freezing temperatures.  Puddles, ponds, birdbaths, even the morning dew has chrystalized.  Providing a heater for your birdbath is a much needed addition to your bird feeding habits and ensures the birds stay around for you all winter long.