Get a Jump-Start on Spring: Sowing Vegetable Seeds Indoors

Are you already day-dreaming about this year’s vegetable garden? In the dark days of winter, sowing your own vegetable seeds indoors can provide a welcome harbinger of spring, plus yield longer production during the growing season. This article walks you through the step-by-step process of sowing your seeds indoors and germination in time for spring planting.

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A Guide to Tillandsia, Part One

Growing everywhere from Virginia all the way  to South America, Tillandsia, or air plants,  are proudly the largest genus in the Bromeliad family. In fact, new ones are constantly being discovered and it is believed that one day these tiny plants will account for over half of the Bromeliads.

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10 Winter Blooming Trees and Shrubs for your Landscape

This time of year, the bare bones of our gardens become more apparent than ever. We see the shape and texture of walkways, edging, and walls; evergreens, the silhouettes of ornamental grasses and perennial seedheads, the subtle changes of color and habit of bare branches. All of these are vital architectural elements to keep in mind when designing a winter garden. The real stars against this wintry backdrop however are the blooming shrubs and trees that brighten our landscape and our spirits

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Teach Me Hydroponics

You may have heard a little about it, and want to learn more, or you might already have a hydroponic set-up at home and be looking for like-minded people to discuss new techniques and experiences with. In any case, you'll find a welcome spot at this year's Teach Me Hydroponics Day at Atlantic Gardening Company.

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Grow Tomatoes Indoors this Winter!

Hydroponics is one of the hottest trends in the gardening world these days. If you don’t have a lot of outdoor space, no problem! Growing indoors brings the garden to you year-round, whether you live in an apartment or have acres to play with. It also allows you to grow disease-prone vegetables like tomatoes in an environment where you can count on less disease, faster growth and higher yields than you would achieve growing them in soil

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Hosta: A Shade Garden Staple

Hosta is a fabulous plant for the shade garden. Although it does bloom, hosta are famous for their gorgeous foliage ranging from green to blue to chartreuse, many with variegation. They range in size from miniatures growing to just 4 inches across to giant cultivars growing up to six feet tall and wide.

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