August Gardening Tips


By Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman There is a time to plant and a time to harvest. Late summer to fall is not the time to take a break. It is the time to water, plant, gather and plan. We’ve been having some hot, humid days lately and today is going to be another so, if your garden […]

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Plant now for Fall crops


By Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman There is a time to plant and a time to harvest. Mid to late July is a time to plant if you are looking for fall crops. Now is the perfect time to plant eggplants, peppers, and tomatoes. The Farmers’ Almanac points out that it is a good time to plant fall […]

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Don’t Let Mosquitos Ruin Your Holiday Picnic


By Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman Imagine for a moment family and friends are in the back yard getting ready for your Fourth of July picnic. The kids are squealing with delight playing with a sprinkler. The smell of burgers on the grill fill the air. Your friends comment on how great your landscape looks, with just the […]

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Stop and Smell the Flowers


By Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman Have you ever received a bouquet of flowers for your birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion? It probably made you feel loved and happy. Have you ever received a floral arrangement after a loved one passed away? It probably reminded you that you are loved and that you are not alone. Certain […]

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Garden Tip: Watering


Gardening is often thought of as having relaxing and therapeutic effects. Hence, we will be offering gardening tips on a regular basis. Today’s tip concerns watering your plants. Instead of light watering every day, try a good soaking once or even twice a week. Also, when watering your outside plants, do so early in the […]

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