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There is a debate that rages in gardening circles each year around this time. It’s a hot one, and it pits expert against expert on the topic of tilling. Yes, tilling is THAT hot! To till or not to till the garden soil each spring, that is the issue.

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We run from drama in our personal lives, but we love it in our gardens. The best way to add that drama is to incorporate hanging baskets into your garden. Hanging baskets allow for an unusual and creative approach to gardening by providing height and complementary color combinations.

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02 May / 2014

2014 Trends in Gardening

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The 2014 Garden Trends Report by Garden Media Group states that Americans spend $58 billion on their lawns and gardens.  That puts lawn and garden spending  just behind the money spent on Christmas and weight loss methods, yet just ahead of the money we spend on our pets. 

There are 85 million DIY gardeners in America, which is up 2% since 2011 per the National Gardening Association.  Those DIYers shop equally at big box stores and their local garden centers. 

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The island of Faial in the Azores (located near Portugal) is known as the "blue island" because of the great number of hydrangeas growing on the island.  The island sees plenty of rain and has perfectly acidic soil. Hydrangea is a shade-loving plant that enjoys a moist, fertile, well-drained soil.  When grown correctly, its flowers are incredibly blue due to the acid in the soil and the high aluminum content.

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In nature, there is a living carpet covering the ground in forests and wooded areas.  This carpet consists of leaves, bark, twigs, bugs, and other organic matter comprising what can be called nature’s own mulch. What occurs naturally in wooded areas needs to be replicated in the areas around our home.  And this is the time of year to begin our own task of mulching. 

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After the brutal winter we endured, we know how much everyone is itching to step foot into the garden.  If you are like us, you are searching for garden tasks to be done in early spring.  Look no further, our Stockslager garden experts have put together an outside gardening plan for your month of April.

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