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7 Resolutions for Sustainable Landscaping in 2015

Everybody's doing their best to form new habits and make new commitments to healthy behavior in the New Year. From diet and exercise to work and school, there’s no limit to the areas in which folks are trying to better their lives. 

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Fall in Full Swing

 

Enjoy some fall photos from Glen Allen Nursery and Garden Center in Henrico County, Virginia. This garden center is one more than 40 retail partners in the Plant More Pl

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Your inspiration to plant more plants

Spring is finally here, and our yards are beckoning us outside. Here?s a list of April events that are sure to get you in the planting mood.

April 12-13
8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Everything will be 20 percent off at Colesville Nursery, 14011 Nursery Road, Ashland, Va. Lines get long at this annual sale, so arrive early and bring a plant wish list. Enter to win one of two Japanese maples.



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Fall is the best time to Plant More Plants

 

You may have heard the slogan, ?Fall is for Planting.? It isn?t just a marketing gimmick invented by the landscape or nursery industries. Fall really is the best time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials. One reason is that soils are still warm and will promote strong root growth even through winter. Fall also is cooler, so the need to water isn?t as great. 
 
Plus, working in the yard on crisp autumn days is downright pleasant versus toiling under the harsh summer sun.
 
We at Plant More Plants have been busy gearing up for fall. Our website has undergone a fall makeover that?s sure to inspire you past the autumnal equinox. Finding local landscape experts, retailers and helpful resources for fall planting is easier than ever.
 
The Plant More Plants message also will be hitting the airwaves this fall. Watch for our ads on broadcast and cable TV in the Richmond and Hampton Roads markets, and on cable in the Washington, D.C. area. Here's one of our ads:
 


If you live in these regions, look for our banner ads on websites for HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network and others. 


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The Education of an Eco-Kid


When I was a kid, I proclaimed to be all about the Earth. It was the early 90s. Recycling, spotted owls and a certain superhero named Captain Planet were among my chief obsessions. Fully aware of this, my parents ? bless their hearts ? chauffeured me to all variety of environment-themed activities. There were tree plantings and litter cleanups and ecology club meetings and, of course, Earth Day celebrations

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The 5 Percent Rule

My basic plant doctor advice is: "Add organic matter in the form of your own homemade compost such as leaf litter mixed with grass clippings, or tilled-in cover crops - and call me in the morning!" In the gardening world, you hear people speak of the "soil food web." It takes a community to raise a plant, under our feet and often little noticed.

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Earth Day and Arbor Day: A Quick History

In the wild, wild West, the Nebraska Territory was hot, windy and wide. One of the pioneers, J. Sterling Morton (pictured here), immediately began planting trees, and advocated tree planting in the newspaper for which he was an editor. On April 10, 1872, the citizens of Nebraska planted about a million trees, celebrating the very first Arbor Day. Later, the date was officially changed to April 22, Mr. Morton's birthday.

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