HOLIDAY DECORATING TIPS – Green-Thumb Gardener

Many families include fresh greens, such as boughs, tips, wreaths, and roping in their holiday decorating plans. The aroma is a wonderful holiday memory for many. To keep your greens as fresh as possible, utilize these tips:

Purchase as close as possible to the time you need them and keep them outside until needed. When you purchase, check for freshness in co

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LACE UP THOSE ICE SKATES FOR HEADWATER’S 16TH SEASON

The Headwaters Park Outdoor Ice Skating Rink opened on Saturday, November 17, 2018, for its 16th season. Admission fees will remain the same as in the previous 15 seasons, thanks to corporate and foundation support.

The Lincoln Financial Group is again the corporate sponsor for the season, which lasts through Sunday March 3, 2019. “Thanks to Lincoln, an

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BEAVER, A FURRY NEW NEIGHBOR – Life In The Outdoors

We have a new neighbor. One, maybe two, maybe more. Beavers have moved into the wetland at the end of our pasture. We haven’t seen them. Beavers are nocturnal. Only on rare occasions does a beaver venture out during the day. But by the cutting trees, they make it obvious as soon as beaver move into an area. If they stay, soon after they arrive there will likely be
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PLANTS TO ENHANCE YOUR AUTUMN – Green-Thumb Gardener

With Halloween just around the corner, let’s think about some of the fun plants that can enhance this spooky season.

Chinese lantern:
The flower of this plant looks very ‘pumpkin’ like as it matures and takes on the orange color in September. It makes a great dried flower. You can start from seed, but choose an area that you can dedicate to this plant as it

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CAN YOU START AN INDOOR GARDEN WITH KITCHEN SCRAPS?

The pantry is full of fall favorites like squash, onions and potatoes, but busy schedules may have you finding a few things growing in the back of your cupboard. With little effort and a pinch of creativity you can grow these into a very imaginative indoor garden.  

Kids and adults love to watch kitchen discards grow into new plants. According to KidsGardeni

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HOUSEPLANTS FOR WINTER – Green-Thumb Gardener

As we enter the autumn season, many shoppers are making plans for houseplants that can help to remove toxins from their indoor air. Much research has been done on the many toxins that are part of our indoor air. As these build up they can contribute to “sick building syndrome.” NASA has done research on which plants are most effective at removing these toxi
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CELEBRATING THE MIRACULOUS WORLD OF BUTTERFLIES

Koko Carpenter sat perfectly still, watching carefully as a stranger painted a tiny lady bug on her dainty hand.

The four-year-old little girl was remarkably calm amidst the swirl of activity all around her as the annual Monarch Festival was held at Eagle Marsh on September 9.

Hosted by the Little River Wetlands Project (LRWP), and held inside the cavernous

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USDA RESEARCH: WILL RESIDENTS CHANGE HABITS AFTER POLLINATOR CLASS?

Southwest Honey Co. recently completed a 2-year USDA study designed to evaluate changes residents hope to make to benefit pollinators, local growers and the environment. The organization accomplished this through an innovative pollinator appreciation program that took a hands-on approach to teaching students of all ages.

Throughout 2016 and 2017, S

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FALL FLOWER & GARDENING TIPS – Green-Thumb Gardener

It seems hard to imagine that autumn will soon be upon us with its sunny days and low humidity (doesn’t that sound good?). So it is time to be thinking about refurbishing your summer plantings with the beautiful colors of fall. Plants can be planted directly in the ground or in containers. Your local garden centers will be happy to help you find the plants you n
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