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July 23, 2024
Leave 'em BEE : The Busy Bees in Every Garden

We love our bees, even the ones that sting! They are remarkable creatures that play an essential role in our ecosystems, particularly in pollination. But not all bees are created...

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Milkweed and Monarchs: Why So Monogamous?

When we think of iconic relationships in nature, the bond between milkweed and monarch butterflies may be the strongest of the sort. This unique, intimate, and exclusive relationship has fascinated...

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Nourish to flourish: fertilizing tips from Pinetree growers

“Gardening; where every failed experiment is just fertilizer for success” - shared with us by Evelyn, a member in our Facebook group Rooted Boost Your Garden’s Growth Naturally Fertilizers provide essential...

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What’s Wrong with My Seedlings?

Common reasons your seedlings may be failing to thrive

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Transplanting Seedlings - Tips for Backyard Growers

Sprouted seedlings need room to grow even before they're garden ready. Transplanting is a delicate process that offers big rewards. Here are a few of our favorite tips.

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Pinetree's Guide to Seed Starting

Seed starting is where you plant your seeds indoors in the spring to give them a jump start on the growing season, so you can grow earlier and get your...

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Digging deeper into seed starting

Digging a little deeper into seed starting: scarification, stratification, and soaking.

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Our favorite flowers and what they symbolize

 (a cheat sheet for bouquet building)   ‘Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound,” -Edwin Curran   A flower garden brings a bit of...

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Pinetree's Guide to Winter Sowing

Start your seeds outdoors this winter!   Stratification - The process that recreates the temperature conditions that would naturally break a seeds dormancy.     What is winter sowing? Some seeds need a...

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