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Best Flowers for Window Boxes

Best Flowers for Window Boxes

Southport Blooms 06/02/2015 0
It’s finally springtime and  you’ve been spending whatever extra time you have cleaning up the backyard, raking forgotten leaves from the fall and re-soiling the raised beds for summer plantings.  Sweeping up the decks and fixating patio furniture is also on the to-do list along with pulling out the pots and urns that will need to be filled.  One important warm weather task that you won’t want to forget is the designing of this year’s window boxes!  These spiffy little gardening accessories are perfect for any home including apartments and condominiums so you’ll want to stock up at your local ...
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Planting Pointers

Planting Pointers

Southport Blooms 06/02/2015 0
When working on top of prepared soil, kneel on a piece of plywood to distribute your weight. Whatever you decide to plant, do all you can by reaching into your freshly prepared garden beds rather than flattening the soil with your sturdily clad feet. If you do need to walk around inside the beds, use short boards or scraps of plywood as temporary steppingstones. You can also use specially designed kneeling pads to cushion your knees. Once you've got your beds and borders all planted up, it's a good idea to lay down permanent steppingstones for easy access. Or, simply create a mulched path that...
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Plan Ahead for Spring Planting

Plan Ahead for Spring Planting

Southport Blooms 06/02/2015 0
If your green thumb is itching to get back to your garden, then here's an idea to help scratch it. Prepare seed tapes, which are a clever way to make your spring planting go really quick and seem like less of a chore. Plus, seed tapes perfectly space your plants. These tapes are merely strips of paper with seeds glued down the center of each strip and spaced properly. When you plant the strip in the spring, the paper and glue will decompose so you are left with correctly spaced crops.  To make seed tapes, start by ripping old newspapers into one-inch long strips; tear from the top to the botto...
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Protecting Indoor Plants This Winter

Protecting Indoor Plants This Winter

Southport Blooms 06/02/2015 0
With windows closed and the heat on, the winter months can be extra hard on indoor foliage. Here's a simple solution:Place a humidifier near the plants. For a more low-tech approach, put the planters on top of a tray filled with loose-stones or pebbles and water. This way, water slowly evaporates up into the soil structure. And finally, during the winter, get a mist sprayer to moisten the plant's leaves that lose water easier than the soil beneath them....
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