Pinching and Pruning: A How To Guide

Flower beds can be frustrating and messy. There are so many different plants in one location and it seems that too quickly one can overpower the others. In wanting to preserve the life of the other plants in the bed, it’s easy to immediately want to be rid of the dominant plant. But, with using …

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Fine Tuning – Intern Blog

Guys… this week, I’m going to see a giant Indonesian flower, hopefully, bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden. This Titan Arum, or Corpse Flower, is already close to 5 feet tall and its girth alone is a little over 2 feet. This thing looks like it could be straight off a Dr. Seuss cover – …

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Solid – Intern Blog

I keep thinking about how plant-less my life is going to be in two short weeks. On my desk is a Janet Craig, poor thing probably needs to be watered some more. On the side of me is a ponytail palm, which I stare at constantly because it’s so different. I walk into the warehouse …

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Caring for Pollinators and Maintaining the Balance

Pests come in all shapes and sizes – flies, bees, bats. But there’s only so much one can do in order to control the population and you may want to think twice before doing so. While you’re looking up reviews and the phone number of the best pest control business in the area, it’s important …

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