Posts tagged trees
UNDERSTANDING ZONES

With a tough winter and a seemingly unending Polar Vortex cold snap, it’s pretty hard to imagine what it must be like for some of our poor perennial plants, shivering their way through the winter under a layer of snow. While we are endlessly thankful for inventions like furnaces and space heaters, we don’t envy the lives of our tough perennials these days!

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FEEDING THE BIRDS

Is there anything more picturesque than an afternoon at the park, or tea on the patio while feeding the wild birds? It’s easy, fun, kids love it, and our feathered friends certainly appreciate the gesture. But one thing’s for certain: birds have a very selective diet, and while they may be quick to snatch up scraps of “people food” when it gets tossed out into the yard, that doesn’t mean it’s good for them. Here are few more friendly breadcrumb alternatives to consider.

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WHAT TO EXPECT IN SPRING

When the temperatures plummet, and we take shelter in the warm atmospheres of our homes, our garden beds aren’t quite as lucky. Our plants are left to face the most frigid temperatures our Indiana winters can throw at them, and we often worry about what we’ll be left with when spring returns. With what they face - from snow to ice and more - will there even be a garden to return to in spring?

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HOW TO PRUNE

At first glance, the whole idea of pruning can seem a little extreme or even just backwards. We put effort and love into growing our plants and can be a bit reluctant to start snipping and cutting away perfectly good parts of them. It can be tough to take the first slice, but once you’ve seen the health and beauty benefits of pruning first hand, you’ll be more enthusiastic about picking up the shears.

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TREE PLANTING MADE SIMPLE

Adding a new tree to your home isn’t just another chore to be done - it’s an investment into the future of your home and garden, and the addition of something new that will grow with you and your family. It’s easier than you think, and the perfect time to get started is now.

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BENEFITS OF LARGE TREES

Trees are such a popular addition to homes and yards, and it’s not hard to see why. Poplars and other popular large trees, like oak, fir, crabapple, or dogwood, are not only gorgeous, and elegant, they bring some additional benefits to your home and yard. Bigger trees are key players in your backyard look, but bring home amazing benefits that last year to year.

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