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County News

December 5, 2016

MG Article by Linda Skvor

Winter weather has arrived and young trees need a little TLC to avoid a common malady called Sunscald. 

November 29, 2016

The Holiday season is upon us and that means not only decorations, but holiday plants! This is the time of year when there is an abundance of nice holiday plants to choose from, whether purchased from a florist, nursery or grown at home. One of the most popular plants to give or receive at this time of year is the Christmas cactus. Or is it an Easter or Thanksgiving cactus?

November 21, 2016

Gazette Article - Author is Becki Lynch

Now that most outside chores are done for the year, and nature is going into hibernation, many of us look for something to grow inside.  We love to bring the flavors and fragrances of the garden inside by growing some herbs in the house.

November 21, 2016

Gazette Article - Author is Tina Patterson

One kind word can warm three winter months- Japanese Proverb

Without adequate means to bestow kind words on our garden critter friends, we can do kind things for them this fall to allow them a healthy, warm, and more comfortable winter.

November 21, 2016

Gazette Article - Author is Lisa Slattery

Having a pretty winter-themed floral arrangement grace your table is one of the delights of the holiday season.  But for real holiday cheer, create large outdoor holiday containers brimming full of greens. Each year, I create several large decorated pots for both my front porch and back deck. 

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