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The 3 Best Free Plant Identification Apps of 2020 for Dayton Gardeners

These days, there’s an app to help you do absolutely everything. From meditation to banking to ordering food — there are few things you can’t do from your phone, and identifying plants is no exception.  There are a considerable number of plant identification apps for both iPhone and Android (but not always both). The issue …

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7 Questions to Ask Yourself When Diagnosing Problems With Your Houseplant

When those delightful plants that bring so much joy and color to your space are looking unhappy, there are some common questions you can ask yourself when investigating how to bring them back to life. 1 – Do You Know Your Plant? Getting to know your plant is the first step in getting to the …

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The Care and Keeping of Paperwhites (Narcissus tazetta)

When sleigh bells are ringing and snow is billowing through the air, you might think that flowers and springtime are months away. But while you’re decking the halls for the holiday season, don’t overlook one of the most beautiful ways to decorate for Christmas: with the elegant and cheerful Paperwhite flower.  Closely related to Daffodils, …

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When is it Too Late to Plant Spring-Flowering Bulbs?

If you stopped by Stockslagers on a crisp Autumn day and grabbed yourself a bunch of spring-blooming bulbs, you might feel like you’re “under the gun” to get them in the ground as soon as possible. Or maybe you haven’t gotten the chance to stop by the garden center this fall, and you’re worried that …

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Will Your Mums Come Back Next Year? It Depends.

You look forward to it every fall – heading to Stockslagers, perusing all of the pumpkins and painted gourds, autumn-themed ornaments and cider-scented candles sure to make your stoop and dining table are Pinterest-worthy! And of course, mums – the happy puffballs of of pure fall joy. These are the flowers that signal that it’s …

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5 Simple Steps to Growing Herbs Indoors This Winter

Growing your own lush and fragrant green herbs in your indoor garden can help your home become your oasis during a cold, snowy winter, and add fresh flavor to your seasonal dishes, wintertime cocktails, and hot teas.  It takes a little planning and extra care, but these 5 steps will help guide you in cultivating …

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Better Soil, Fewer Weeds: Why You Should Plant Cover Crops Before Frost

It’s late summer or early fall, your garden is getting sleepy and ready to hibernate for the winter, and you’re already beginning to daydream of next spring when you can get a fresh start. Well you can start prepping now!  One of the major things you can do to improve next year’s soil and prevent …