Leaves

Love ’em & Leave ’em!

I recently read to articles on the timeliness of articles when pertaining to horticulture practices for homeowners. One was too late and the other was just in time. I hope this one is just in time as the weather is getting colder and the days shorter. Now that autumn is really here, w
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Color the Yard Purple

Autumn is a time for color, lots of color. Just mentioning the word autumn evokes a sense of feeling of colors, of sweeping reds and oranges, brilliant yellows, and glowing bronzes. But what of the color purple? The color of royalty? It can be difficult at best to find something purpl
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5 Tips for Autumn

The weather has been steadily getting cooler; the western portions of Kansas and Nebraska have had freeze warnings and even snow! It is time to prepare our gardens and yards for winter. Here are some great tips to get your autumn work going! Spend time with your kids! If you have kids
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What To Do About Autumn

As the rain beats steadily against the windows of our office, I sit and think about the upcoming season. This is my 6th season as the Maintenance Foreman at Grimm’s Gardens, I look forward to even more to come. Autumn always brings about a relief and dread. I love to see the col
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Essential Gardening Tools

We ll have them-favorite tools we like to use. I have may not have been gardening as long as some, but in 27 years of gardening, and 15 years of landscaping with 5 companies I have learned about the best tools for the trade. They are Stihl products, a good soil knife, a good scuffle o
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Leave those Leaves!

It is that time of year again, when leaves are falling from the trees and making a mess of your beautiful yard and gardens. They are littering up your sidewalks and drives,  and piling up in your window-wells. While they are beautiful in colors, providing a fun place to play for kids
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Using Nature for Fall Crafting

  One of the best things for sparking children’s imaginations is crafts.  Using the products nature provides helps them learn to be resourceful and thrifty.  Pressed leaves, milkweed pod ornaments, nut crafts, dried flowers, and seed designs are just a few of the projects that ca
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