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Design Your Date

You’re a little bit rock-n-roll and they like jumping out of perfectly good airplanes, but together you’re a couple who loves a creative date. Or maybe you want to get the attention of a certain special someone… Read More about Design Your Date »
Posted by gainans on January 31, 2015 | Last Updated: February 29, 2020 Contest Valentine's Day

Hanukkah

History of Hanukkah  Hanukkah, a Jewish holiday, is an event that last for eight days in commemoration of the victory over their oppressors and for a miracle that took place in 165 B.C. in the rededication of the second Holy… Read More about Hanukkah »
Posted by gainans on December 10, 2014 Holidays

Always the Perfect Gift

We’ve all been there, that exciting moment just before opening the gift you’ve been dreaming about from your spouse, significant other, or a good friend. Did they remember all the ideas you gave them? Did they pick up on all… Read More about Always the Perfect Gift »
Posted by gainans on December 6, 2014 | Last Updated: February 29, 2020 Flowers

Thanksgiving

Are you hosting Thanksgiving, or are you looking for the perfect hostess gift for the woman who will host you and yours? Fall flower arrangements are a perfect addition to any Thanksgiving celebration! Candles and Flowers Candles are an iconic… Read More about Thanksgiving »
Posted by gainans on November 25, 2014 Thanksgiving

Planting a Tree

Planting a tree has many intricate steps. You will want to follow these. 1. Dig a planting hole for your tree that is as deep as the root ball but three times wider. You may want to place… Read More about Planting a Tree »
Posted by gainans on April 18, 2009 | Last Updated: June 13, 2019 Gardening Today

Perennials

Perennials are herbaceous plants that die to the ground each fall and come up again each spring. Most perennials are valued in the landscape for their colorful blossoms. Some make excellent cut flowers as well, while others are… Read More about Perennials »
Posted by gainans on April 18, 2009 | Last Updated: June 13, 2019 Gardening Today

Juneberries

The Juneberry or saskatoon is a native fruit-bearing shrub of the Northern Great Plains with its range extending northward through the Canadian prairie provinces into the southern Yukon and Northwest Territories. This extremely adaptable plant will grow under… Read More about Juneberries »
Posted by gainans on April 18, 2009 | Last Updated: June 13, 2019 Gardening Today

House Plant Pests

Insects and Related Pests of House Plants Aphids Minute, soft-bodied insects (1/8″), easily recognized by their pearlike body shape. Most species are green; however, some are brown, reddish or black. Adults may be winged or wingless. They… Read More about House Plant Pests »
Posted by gainans on April 18, 2009 | Last Updated: June 13, 2019 Gardening Today

Dormant Spraying

Dormant spraying is one of the easiest, most effective of all the spraying you will do in a growing season. Dormant disease control spray is lime sulphur. Lime sulphur helps to prevent diseases from occurring during the growing… Read More about Dormant Spraying »
Posted by gainans on April 18, 2009 | Last Updated: June 13, 2019 Gardening Today

Cottonwood Galls

The galls that are found on cottonwoods in Montana are of several kinds. Three of the most important are pictured. Others often occur as blisters on the leaves, swollen stems or branches, or rolled leaves. Popular… Read More about Cottonwood Galls »
Posted by gainans on April 18, 2009 | Last Updated: June 13, 2019 Gardening Today

Clematis

Clematis is the perfect plant to beautify chain link or other fences thereby providing a soft, natural backdrop for your other plants in the flowering border. Use clematis to frame porches or have it cascade over stones in… Read More about Clematis »
Posted by gainans on April 18, 2009 | Last Updated: June 13, 2019 Gardening Today

Asparagus

Asparagus grows well at elevations up to 5,500 feet in Montana. It requires very moist soil and needs a fairly sunny area and does better in full sun. It takes at least three years to establish a good… Read More about Asparagus »
Posted by gainans on April 18, 2009 | Last Updated: June 13, 2019 Gardening Today

Xeriscape

Xeriscape A “xeriscape” is a landscape which uses plants that have low water requirements. Any home-owner who has experienced drought, high summer water bills, or dissatisfaction with a stressed-looking landscape, despite the care given to it, can… Read More about Xeriscape »
Posted by gainans on April 18, 2009 | Last Updated: June 13, 2019 Gardening Today

Roses

The rose has been referred to as the ‘queen of flowers’ for over 2,500 years, since long before they reached their present point of refinement. Today’s roses have inherited more from their revered ancestors than the concrete characteristics… Read More about Roses »
Posted by gainans on April 18, 2009 | Last Updated: June 13, 2019 Gardening Today

Pruning Techniques

Where To Make Your Cuts When you approach a plant with shears in hand and pruning on your mind, either to cut flowers, improve a plant’s shape or whatever, remember this: Always cut to something. You can… Read More about Pruning Techniques »
Posted by gainans on April 18, 2009 | Last Updated: June 13, 2019 Gardening Today

Pruning Evergreens

Pruning an Evergreen Tree Pruning an evergreen tree or shrub is often necessary in order to limit the size of the plant, correct irregular growth, or maintain a desired form (such as a hedge). Normally, the natural… Read More about Pruning Evergreens »
Posted by gainans on April 18, 2009 | Last Updated: June 13, 2019 Gardening Today

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are probably the most popular vegetable grown by the home gardener. Success in growing good tomato transplants from seed depends on how well these basic requirements are met: 1. Disease-free soil-Use any mixture of either soil or… Read More about Tomatoes »
Posted by gainans on April 18, 2009 | Last Updated: June 12, 2019 Gardening Today

Fire Blight

Fire blight is a common bacterial disease affecting apples, pears and over 75 other host plants, mostly in a section of the Rose family. Apples, pears, cotoneaster and mountain ash are affected most severely. The blight damages susceptible… Read More about Fire Blight »
Posted by gainans on April 18, 2009 | Last Updated: June 13, 2019 Gardening Today

Strawberries

A small plot of ground can produce an appreciable amount of strawberries. About 100 square feet of garden can produce 5 to 10 pounds of fruit, while an acre can produce 1500 to 4000 pounds of fruit, depending… Read More about Strawberries »
Posted by gainans on April 18, 2009 | Last Updated: June 12, 2019 Gardening Today

Raspberries

Raspberries: Raspberries may be grown successfully at an elevation as high as 7,000 feet. They do best in full sun on non-alkaline “fertile” loam soil. However, they may be grown in partial shade or under other environmental constraints. Read More about Raspberries »
Posted by gainans on April 18, 2009 | Last Updated: June 12, 2019 Gardening Today

Potatoes

Potatoes: Potatoes can be a rewarding crop if you have room in your garden. Each plant takes up four square feet of garden space with vines growing about two feet high; however, for each pound of seed potatoes… Read More about Potatoes »
Posted by gainans on April 18, 2009 | Last Updated: June 12, 2019 Gardening Today

Poinsettias

Poinsettias: The assigned botanical name is Euphorbia pulcherrima. The United States’ first ambassador to Mexico, Joel Robert Poinsett, sent several plants back to his home in Greenville, South Carolina in 1825. The common name, poinsettia, comes from his… Read More about Poinsettias »
Posted by gainans on April 18, 2009 | Last Updated: June 13, 2019 Gardening Today

Planting a New Lawn

Preparation:  Use the following steps to lead you to a lasting, beautiful lawn: Test the soil Remove debris Control persistent weeds Rough grade the site Add high phosphate starter fertilizer or Jirdon Lawn & Garden Fertilizer Add… Read More about Planting a New Lawn »
Posted by gainans on April 18, 2009 | Last Updated: June 12, 2019 Gardening Today

Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental Grasses: Grasses have always been the predominate part of our native prairies. We are most familiar with the use of them in the landscape as ground covers, or what we would normally refer to as lawns. However,… Read More about Ornamental Grasses »
Posted by gainans on April 18, 2009 | Last Updated: June 12, 2019 Gardening Today

Gypsum

Gypsum: Gypsum additions are food for improving clay and alkali type soils. Clay soils often contain high magnesium levels and little organic matter. This condition tends to make the soil particles so tight that air and water cannot… Read More about Gypsum »
Posted by gainans on April 18, 2009 | Last Updated: June 12, 2019 Gardening Today

Composting

Compositing: With limits being placed on dumping leaves and grass, composting has become the logical alternative for disposing yard waste. Requirements for Proper Decomposition Aeration: A loose, well mixed pile of compost will reach high internal… Read More about Composting »
Posted by gainans on April 18, 2009 | Last Updated: June 12, 2019 Gardening Today

Annuals

Annuals: Nothing will add as much color to the landscape as annual flowers. Annuals come in virtually every color and in heights ranging from 2 inches to 6 feet. There are varieties of annuals that will grow and… Read More about Annuals »
Posted by gainans on April 18, 2009 | Last Updated: June 12, 2019 Gardening Today

Geraniums

Geraniums: The popular geranium is one of the most versatile plants grown. It is equally effective when grown in borders, in mass display, window boxes, planters, or as a house-plant. The huge variety of leaf forms and flower… Read More about Geraniums »
Posted by gainans on April 8, 2009 | Last Updated: June 12, 2019 Gardening Today