Gardening Tips

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11 GARDENING RESOLUTIONS FOR 2019

Added on March 4th, 2019

Entering the new year for many of us means making resolutions to do better by exercising more, losing weight, volunteering with a favorite charity, etc. We all have ideas of how we could be better gardeners. Why not make a gardening resolution? Here are 11 possibilities. You could adopt one or two of these for yourself...

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HOUSEPLANTS ARE BACK

Added on March 4th, 2019

by Jan Cashman Houseplants are back. After years of homes with dust-collecting artificial plants or no houseplants at all, we are seeing a resurgence of living plants decorating our homes. Houseplants give us the satisfaction of caring for something real and living. They purify the air in our homes by absorbing carbon...

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Interesting Facts About Poinsettias-The Christmas Plant

Added on March 4th, 2019

From the 17th Century, Franciscan friars in Mexico have used poinsettias in Christmas celebrations. The star-shaped leaves symbolize the Star of Bethlehem and the red color the sacrificial blood of Jesus. Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) are a member of the spurge family. They are indigenous to Mexico. The fi...

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The 2018 Gardening Year

Added on October 24th, 2018

How our gardens grow in a given year is dependent on the weather. A quick recap of this year’s weather: We had above-average precipitation for the year, but precipitation in June, July, and August was below average. Ample early precipitation meant the ground had good water reserves. Temperatures in June, July, and Au...

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Preparing Your Yard For Winter

Added on September 16th, 2018

By Jan Cashman The first fall that At Home was published, the year 2000, I wrote about how to prepare your yard for winter. The information still applies, so here is the article, revised, with added information on winterizing your perennial flowers: It’s fall. Freezing weather is here. It’s time to ‘put the gar...

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New Offerings For 2018

Added on April 25th, 2018

Cashman Nursery has a wide variety of new cultivars that we are bringing in for the 2018 season! Many newly developed plants are bred to have improved disease resistance or a better growth habit that make them excellent substitutions to the industry standards we are all more familiar with. We have carefully selecte...

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Worthy (But Underused) Trees for the Gallatin Valley

Added on April 24th, 2018

Deciduous Trees Common Name Scientific Name Image Burr Oak Quercus macrocarpa   Ohio Buckeye Aesculus glabra   “Flame” Amur Maple Acer ginnala ‘Sensation’ Boxelder Acer negundo Amur Cherry Prunus maackii   Saskatoon Serviceberry Amelanchier alnifolia ...

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Flowering Crabapple Trees

Added on March 24th, 2018

For a quick overview, see the comparison chart/table below » Care and Planting Plant the graft (the bulge near the union of root and top) at soil level. Leave a depression around the tree for a watering well. Frequent watering (once or twice a week depending upon conditions) is necessary the first few years (and the...

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Growing Small Fruits

Added on March 23rd, 2018

Many small fruits can be grown in the Bozeman area. Although a small planting area may suffice, it should be an area that receives a lot of sun. Care must be taken to select varieties of fruits which are hardy in this climate and adapted to our soil type. All fruiting plants need generous quantities of water to produce...

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ASPARAGUS

Added on March 8th, 2018

Asparagus is my favorite vegetable. I learned to love it when, as a child, I harvested ‘wild’ asparagus with my mother behind our house near a railroad tracks. The asparagus there wasn’t native, but probably remnants of an old patch or it grew there from seeds dropped by birds. Asparagus is native to the coastal ...

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