August 22, 2014

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Good to Grow – Forget-Me-Not …and you won’t (forget them)!

Forget-Me-Nots

Striking, sky-blue (maybe better than that) with bright yellow “eyes”. There are two kinds (around here) the ones that are short, need shade, and blossom in the spring. But the kind that catches MY eye is the one that grows in ditches along the road. Not as flashy as the “ditch-lilies” found in the same Read More…

Xeriscaping

Xeriscaping

Xerascaping is the fast-growing push towards a lawn-less (or at least a “less lawn”) existence. Lawns are terrible wasters of water and energy, plus the lawn mower exhaust is tough on the ozone layer. The move toward less lawn, more native plants, more hardscape (rocks, decorations) and more mulch, is a move towards a better Read More…

Try “The Potting Bench” at Thome Farms…

Thome Farms

Keep the mess at OUR house… 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 Read More…

Good to Grow – American Waterlilies

American Waterlilies

Once established, can fill a pond with foliage that looks as though it would be highly welcoming to every frog in the neighborhood AND flowers that are breathtaking in their beauty. They can be a little aggressive (they’ll take over the pond, if you let them), so be prepared to be ruthless But, oh, my, Read More…

Helping You Make The Right Choice For Your Lawn

Riding mower

If you own your own home, you’re going to need to buy a lawn mower at some point. That is, unless you’re lucky enough to have a gardener or have dedicated your entire yard to a “No Mowing, Wildflower Area.” Choosing which lawn mower to buy can be either an exciting challenge or a bewildering Read More…

Good to Grow – Hand-Me-Downs

Hand me downs

My favorite flowers are the ones that come with a story: I got these from Gramma’s Garden; these came from the lady who lived next door; these came from my best friend’s yard; those, I found along a roadside. Everything in your yard doesn’t have to have a pedigree (though you want to be careful Read More…

Weeds?!?

Prairie Milkweed

  Prairie Milkweed This used to grow “everywhere” in farm country but with the improvement of chemical weed killers and the disappearance of fence rows, the Milkweed is becoming hard to find. So what? Not only is this “weed” attractive, in bloom but it also is the only plant upon which Monarch Butterflies are willing Read More…

Kep Landscaping Brings Years of Experience to the Job

Two examples of fine landscaping by Kep Landscaping (above).

At Kep Landscaping, Bob and Steve bring to you a combined experience factor of nearly 30 years. Steve has a horticultural degree and 20 years of in-field experience. He has an eye and a flare for looking at something and seeing the potential beauty of what it could become. Bob has nearly 10 years of Read More…

Ride ‘N’ Drive at Krystowski’s

Tractors with mowers; tractors with loaders; tractors with backhoes; tractors with tillers; zero turn mowers; string trimmers; leaf blowers; ATV utility vehicles. Ride em! Drive em! Put them all through their paces!! What a great opportunity for you to see, operate, compare and learn all about yard care tools firsthand… all with no sales pressure! Read More…

Give Straw Bale Gardening a Look

Straw Bale

Straw bale gardening is probably very old but for most of us, it is a very new idea. The common straw bales that are familiar to most anyone who has taken a summer drive in the country, are used, with only a little preparation, for raised-bed gardening. Eliminating the need for diggingup the soil, amending Read More…