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Extend the Beauty: How to Keep Your Planter Blooming into Fall

by Teknor Apex Aug 12, 2023 9:00:00 AM

Gardening enthusiasts love the sight of beautiful flowering planters on their patios or balconies. But as autumn approaches, the blooming period of most plants comes to an end. However, it doesn't necessarily mean that you have to give up on your beloved planters. With some simple tricks and a little extra care, you can extend the blooming season of your planter and keep it looking beautiful into the fall.

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Topics: Lawncare, House Plants, Flower Gardening

Thrill, Spill and Fill! How to make beautiful planters.

by Teknor Apex Jun 4, 2023 6:16:49 PM

Looking to add some life and color to your garden or patio? Planters are a great way to showcase your creativity and love for plants. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, a well-designed planter can make a big impact on your outdoor space. In this post, we'll show you how to create beautiful planters using the "thrill, spill and fill" technique. This simple approach involves selecting the right plants for each section of the planter, resulting in a visually striking display. Let's get started!

The first step in making a beautiful planter is to select the right plants. For the "thrill" section, choose a tall, statement-making plant that will serve as the centerpiece. This could be something like a fern, grass or even a small tree. Place it in the center of the planter and make sure it's planted at the same level as the other plants.

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Topics: Landscaping, Water Gardening, House Plants, Flower Gardening

5 Ways to Nurture Your Green Thumb This Spring

by Teknor Apex May 8, 2023 8:06:03 PM


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Topics: Water Gardening, Flower Gardening

Moldy Mulch? Why it happens and how to fix it.

by Teknor Apex Feb 24, 2023 5:00:00 PM

Moldy Mulch? Why it happens and how to fix it.

Moldy mulch is a common problem for homeowners. It can be unsightly and even harmful to your plants. Watch out for your cars, furniture, and other surfaces that may be affected as moldy mulch spores can shoot many feet into the distance!

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Topics: Landscaping, Water Gardening, Flower Gardening, Home Care

Preparing Your Garden for Spring

by Teknor Apex Feb 18, 2023 9:00:00 AM

Preparing Your Garden for Spring

Winter isn't over but It's not too soon to begin preparing for spring! Here are a few tips to get your garden ready for warmer weather.

Start by cleaning up any debris that may have gathered over the winter months. This will help keep your garden healthy and free of pests.

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Topics: Landscaping, Lawncare, Water Gardening, Flower Gardening, Home Care

Building a Planter Box in Winter

by Teknor Apex Feb 3, 2023 4:00:00 PM

Building a planter box in winter may seem like an impossible task, but with the right preparation, it can be done. It's never too early to start getting ready for spring!

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Topics: Lawncare, Flower Gardening, Container Gardening, Home Care

A Beginner’s Guide to Gardening

by Teknor Apex Jun 16, 2022 10:23:51 AM

Gardening is wonderful for the mind, body, and soul. However, starting and maintaining a garden can feel a bit daunting when you’re new to growing plants, flowers, herbs, and vegetables — especially when you live in an area that experiences four seasons. Fortunately, the internet has lots of great information to help you find your green thumb and plan your first garden. Check out these resources to get started!

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Topics: Water Gardening, Flower Gardening

Cold Weather Gardening: What to Plant in the Fall?

by Teknor Apex Sep 24, 2018 10:39:28 AM


“Seasoned” Gardeners Say “Yes” to All the Benefits of Cold Weather Planting

What a season it’s been. The buds became blossoms that bloomed – but this morning, there’s a chill in the air. While some see it as an end to the growing season, smart gardeners know this is the perfect time to start planting.


Take a walk through your garden center and you’ll hit “pay dirt,” as the prices on shrubs, plants, grasses and trees are drastically reduced! You can bring home a bounty of “rescues” for a fraction of what they cost in spring.


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Topics: Flower Gardening

Wanted Dead and Alive: What is Deadheading Flowers?

by Teknor Apex Aug 20, 2018 9:55:18 AM

Give Your Blooms a Boom with Just a Snip

When a gorgeous blossom starts to fade, is it really the end? Absolutely not! The majority of garden flowers will be grateful for the second chance that deadheading gives them.

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Topics: Flower Gardening

You Grew Gorgeous Perennials – Now Follow these Flower Arrangement Tips

by Teknor Apex Aug 2, 2018 3:46:11 PM


A Bouquet of Homegrown Beauty Is The Gardener’s Sweetest Reward.


All the planting, pruning and pampering has led to your perennials in their full glory! So pat yourself on the back, grab some shears and reap what you have grown.


Some of the most popular cutting perennials include lilies, phlox, irises, peonies, aster – the list is boundless. Plant a few showstoppers, like peonies and calla lilies, that deliver dramatic impact as the centerpiece for even a small bouquet. The golden rule when it comes to selecting flowers to cut is, plant what you love.

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Topics: House Plants, Flower Gardening

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