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    Gardening dilemma got you stumped? Wondering why your petunias aren’t perky, your boxwoods aren’t bountiful, or your dogwood is dragging?  Ask a GardenBunch Gardener!

     

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    Q: Should I Take My Hummingbird Feeder Down So The Hummingbirds Know It’s Time To Go?

    Ask a Gardener Question: I’ve received conflicting answers and hope you have the definitive answer. Should I take my hummingbird feeder down so the hummingbirds know it’s time to migrate? It’s going to get cold here soon and I don’t want them to stay too long and freeze! Thank you! Rose C. Answer: As autumn fully settles […]

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    By Kelly White 11:52 am | October 4th 2016 (0) Comments
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    Q: How Do I Encourage My Trumpet Vines To Bloom?

    Ask a Gardener Question: I’ve had 2 trumpet trees I’ve had for 5 yrs and they’ve never bloomed.  What am I doing wrong?  I bring them in in the winter and put them out in the spring.   I feed them Bloom Buster. Thanks for any advice you may provide. Sincerely, Connie H. Answer: Hi Connie! Based upon research, […]

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    By GardenBunch 11:05 am | October 20th 2014 (0) Comments
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    Q: What Do I Prune When?

    Ask a Gardener Question: What should I plan on pruning in the fall and winter garden season? I never seem to remember when to prune what!  Thank you! Tim Z. Answer: Dear Tim, Great question.  Even many experienced gardeners get a bit confused over what to prune when. Lord forbid those plants tags disappear and […]

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    By GardenBunch 5:10 pm | August 3rd 2014 (0) Comments
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    Q: How Can I Convert My Lawn To Something That Requires Less Upkeep and Water?

    Ask a Gardener Question: I’m interested in converting part of my lawn to something that doesn’t require as much upkeep, and water. Seems like by July, it’s just brown and dead anyway.  What are some options?  Thanks! Jeff B. Answer: Hi Jeff! Most of us love a beautiful expanse of green lush grass. There just something […]

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    By GardenBunch 4:38 pm | August 3rd 2014 (0) Comments
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    Q: What Are Community Gardens or Pea Patches?

    Ask a Gardener Question: I keep hearing about “community gardens” or “pea patches.” What are they? Barbara T. Answer: Hello Barbara! Community gardens have been around for a while, but they’ve certainly gained in popularity over the past decade!  Community gardens consist of sections or plots of land that are gardened by a group of people, usually […]

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    By GardenBunch 4:08 pm | August 3rd 2014 (0) Comments
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    Q: It’s Late Summer. Should I Just Figure Gardening Season Is Over?

    Ask a Gardener Question:   It seems like in late summer there’s not much left for color or late season interest in the garden.  Should I just figure that late summer gardening is the last of my gardening fun until next spring? Cindy P. Answer: No way, Cindy!  Late summer gardening can still offer a lot […]

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    By GardenBunch 3:52 pm | August 3rd 2014 (0) Comments
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    Q: Is August Too Late To Plant Vegetables?

    Ask a Gardener Question: Summer is heading to a close, and I never did do much with my vegetable garden plot. Is August too late to plant vegetables?  Thanks for your advice! Sally C. Answer: Hi Sally, Not at all! There are many types of vegetables that are ideal for fall planting and harvesting. In […]

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    By GardenBunch 3:40 pm | August 3rd 2014 (0) Comments
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    Q: Do I Need To Be A Gardening Whiz To Join A Garden Club?

    Ask a Gardener Question: Do I need to be a gardening whiz to join a garden club? Aren’t those for really serious gardeners? Mabel T. Answer: Hi Mabel, No need to be a gardening pro, or even a whiz! Garden clubs welcome all levels of gardening expertise, and in fact, they are a great avenue […]

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    By GardenBunch 3:23 pm | August 3rd 2014 (0) Comments