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Nine Last Minute Gifts for Gardeners

Nine Last Minute Gifts for Gardeners by Jan Cashman 12/7/21 For that special gardener on your Christmas list: Give a Felco pruner, the Cadillac of pruners, a Swiss-made tool that lasts for years with all replaceable parts. My husband Jerry, whose pruners get heavy use, says his Felcos last 4 or 5 years.  Of course,

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Bare Root

A Great Way To Plant At Cashman Nursery we offer most of our deciduous trees and shrubs in bare root form during March, April, and May. ‘Bare root’ means the plants are dug and stored without soil around their roots, and kept in our climate controlled “root cellar”. Bare root has advantages over potted plants:

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Tomato Varieties

Want to have the full experience of growing tomatoes from start to finish this gardening season? Start by growing your own plants from seed indoors this winter. Your first step is to choose which variety of tomato you want to grow. There are a lot to choose from– around 10,000 varieties of tomatoes exist. There

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GROWING HERBS INDOORS

Even though winter has set in and your gardens are under snow, you don’t have to be without fresh herbs. You can plant an herb garden on your kitchen windowsill.   Here are some hints on how best to grow herbs indoors: Most herbs are not hard to grow indoors, but they do need plenty of

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FLOWERING HOUSEPLANTS FOR CHRISTMAS

You can’t beat poinsettias for a colorful Christmas plant in your home, but after Christmas, poinsettias tend to go downhill. Come January, we all are ready to move on from the Christmas theme. There are other beautiful houseplants that are colorful but do not scream Christmas and will continue to make a good houseplant month

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COLCHICUM—AUTUMN CRUCUS

Have you seen the lavender-colored crocus-type flowers that emerge in local gardens in the fall? To me, these flowers look like they should be growing in the spring because of their pastel-purple flower color when the colors of fall are oranges and yellows. These flowers are Colchicum, sometimes known as fall or autumn crocus, but

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