Monthly Archives: June 2012

Do a softwood cutting on a geranium. It’s easy!

Hey friends! This is a good time of year to do softwood cuttings on our favorite plants. Softwood cuttings are taken from herbaceous plants, such as geranium and hydrangea. I recently did some cuttings on some geraniums. I’ll show you … Continue reading

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The Problem with Landscape Fabric

                I just spent the day wrestling with sod and plants whose roots were all bound up in landscape fabric a landscaper had laid down about ten years ago. I’m not a happy camper. In fact, I probably shouldn’t even … Continue reading

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Cool Weather No Problem for North Country Gardeners

Just about got my garden all planted, despite the cooler weather. I had planted my tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage, pumpkin and hot peppers (all from transplants) about nine days ago. Then, on Friday morning I planted six long rows of corn. … Continue reading

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Reasons to Know Your Plant Hardiness Zone

As you may have heard, the USDA recently released an updated hardiness zone map. This is an important thing to reference, especially if you’re not sure what zone you live in or are planning to move to a new locale … Continue reading

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Sault Area Middle School Students Plant a Community Garden

Students from Sault Area Middle School were busy the other day planting seeds at the community garden along the canal near the Fort Street Bridge. The kids, many who were gardening for the first time, learned the finer points of … Continue reading

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Repair Your Lawn and More

I’ve had a chance to test drive  a lawn repair garden tool called the ProPlugger 5 in 1 over the past couple of weeks and I’m favorably impressed. I must admit I was a little skeptical when I first pulled … Continue reading

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Garden Club Beautifies Soo Locks

Members of the Sault Area Garden Club took advantage of the cooler temperatures last Tuesday to do some more planting in the perennial garden in front of the Sault Locks Information Center. If you’ve driven down past the information center … Continue reading

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