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Watering Your Flower Garden: When to Water, When to Wait

Watering Your Flower Garden: When to Water, When to Wait

We all know that morning is the best time to water, right? Do you know why? And how do you recognize over-watering,when too much of a good thing is wreaking havoc with your flowers? What are the signals your plants use to let you know they are in need of water...or are drowning in too much? A vital element in the health and longevity of your flower garden, water is not a mystery, but crucial to understand.

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Choosing Shade Perennials that will Thrive with Little to No Sun

Choosing Shade Perennials that will Thrive with Little to No Sun

Rather than face the frustration of not enough sunlight, if your garden offers a mere 2 to 4 hours of sunshine, or if you are trying to fill in ground beneath shade trees or beside fencing, choose perennial plants that will flourish in little to no sunlight. Surprisingly, there are many from which to choose!

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Mixing Perennials and Annuals for Continuous Color

Mixing Perennials and Annuals for Continuous Color

As the first burst of spring and color gives way to a sea of greenery, experienced gardeners know how to bring the color back and sustain it throughout the more challenging days of summer heat and sporadic rain. Combining the best of care for your perennials, with the addition of some help from ever-blooming annuals, will result in a garden that keeps you in color for the duration of summer and into fall.

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Petal Pushers Will Host Pollinator Palooza with Bewitched Acres Honey Bee Farm on June 1

Petal Pushers Will Host Pollinator Palooza with Bewitched Acres Honey Bee Farm on June 1

On Saturday, June 1, Petal Pushers Farm Garden Center will be hosting a family-oriented fun day called PollinatorPalooza from 11:00 to 2:00. Samantha Stevens, owner of Bewitched Acres, a honey bee farm in Meredith, will be visiting, setting up stations for adults and children alike to learn about local pollinators and see honey bees in action. Petal Pushers is located at 2635 Parade Road in Laconia.

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How Do You Define Full Sun vs. Part Sun? And Where Does Morning Sun Fit In?

How Do You Define Full Sun vs. Part Sun? And Where Does Morning Sun Fit In?

We’ve pointed out the benefits of reading the tags on the plants and shrubs you’re considering. All of that verbiage contains a multitude of information that is key to getting that plant off to a healthy start. But what if you struggle with some of the terms the tags contain? How do you correctly interpret an image of the sun shaded out on one side? How do clouds factor in on an otherwise sunny day? And just how many hours of sunlight are required for a Morning Sun-loving plant? Let’s discuss sun requirements and define some of these terms.

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Timing a Perennial Garden to Maximize Color

Timing a Perennial Garden to Maximize Color

Perennials are a great landscape investment that will serve you well year after year. If they like their location – right amount of sunshine, water and good soil – they will flourish and add color to your garden. But while some perennials bloom once and are done for the year, and others re-bloom, how do you keep your garden looking alive and colorful all summer long? Easy! Mix and match early and late bloomers.

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