August 1, 2014

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Tree Huggers – Willow Tree

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Returning to popularity, the Willow tree is the drama-queen of the landscape. Long leaves hang low to brush a brow or catch the slightest breeze, making a production of it. Shunned for being “dirty”, dropping leaves, seeds, branches and all manner of detritus on a lawn, landscapers are learning how to place the willows where Read More…

How Does a ‘Green’ Garden Grow?

Whether you’re a gardening guru who has acres of perfectly landscaped greenery, or you’re short on space and potted petunias on the patio are your idea of gardening bliss, it’s possible to change your habits and really embrace a ‘green’ thumb. Gardening green involves using all-natural products and nixing those chemical-laden ones that are commonly Read More…

The Dandelion

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(Taraxacum Officinale) The scourge of the suburban lawn; the stumbling block to perfection. They have deep (DEEP) root systems that are designed for survival. They have fluffy (FLUFFY) seed heads that are determined to propagate. They are the sunny, yellow dots of color amongst the spring-green blades of grass. They are the “interlopers” who have Read More…

Plant Up a Garden with a New Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile

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If the thought of growing a lovely vegetable garden is appealing but you’re overwhelmed and intimidated by the thought of starting your own garden, set your fears aside and get on the gardening bandwagon. Recent studies show an influx of new gardeners. The Garden Writers Association Foundation researched trends in edibles gardening and found over Read More…

Keep the mess at OUR house… Thome Farms

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Thome Farms invites you to try ‘The Potting Bench.’ Plant your purchases here in your pots (or ours) and keep your home mess-free. Don’t want to get your hands dirty? No problem! We can also plant your flowers for you! Thome Farms can help you create huge, gorgeous baskets to beautify your porch, deck or Read More…

Container Gardens the Ideal for Apartment Dwellers

Well-planned container gardens allow apartment dwellers to maximize on the space they may have on a small patio or balcony and turn it into a lush, green space. Containers enable gardeners to maintain control of plants when there is no available ground for planting. Also, you can move the containers to get the best sun Read More…

Solar Fireflies

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Light-up your garden with a “flight of fancy”. Solar lighting has made great strides, in recent years, producing all manner of outdoor lighting and decoration. Use your imagination to create a “wonderland” of your own

Maggie’s Greenhouse

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You’ll find a large selection of cheery hanging baskets and bags, flats of flowers and veggies, perennials, annuals and herbs at Maggie’s Greenhouse in Amherst. Maggie’s is a family-owned and operated business that opened in 1997. The prices are very affordable and Maggie’s is easy to find … a mile and a half north of Read More…

Quality Security Door Co.

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Located in Lorain, Quality Security Door Co. has been family-owned and -operated since 1976. The wrought iron security doors, decorative trim and railings are locally manufactured so we cut out the middleman. And now we offer screen and glass repair. Our showroom is located on Broadway in Lorain (between 18th and 19th Streets) with ample Read More…

Feeding the Birds

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They provide sustenance for the birds and entertainment for the homeowners. From a pinecone, smeared with peanut butter and rolled in bird seed, to a grand birdfeeder, with columns and class, it is rare that so little labor can produce so much joy.