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Pruners for the Lefties

Groundworks Landscaping TipsHave you wondered why left-handed gardeners have difficulty using "regular" pruners? It's because of the way the thumb and index finger have to push together to make the cut. It's hard to control it for detailed work plus incorrect pruners often cause bruises and painful calluses to form.

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Now For Something Completely Different… Poinsettias!

Groundworks Landscaping TipsThey have traditionally been the winter holiday’s most popular plant, the sure and steady standby, but have you seen poinsettias lately? These are not your mother’s poinsettias! Endless selections of bract colors and shapes combined with unique foliage offerings and a wide variety of forms and sizes make this year’s collection spectacular.

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Holiday “Cactus” (Schlumbergera varieties)

Groundworks Landscaping TipsHave you noticed the odd-looking plants with neon bright flowers blooming since Halloween? You may know them as Thanksgiving cactus, Christmas cactus or Crab Cactus. Whatever you call them, they're certainly bright and cheerful, and bring a bold bloom of color indoors during the winter months.

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Decorating for the Holidays

Groundworks Landscaping TipsWhether your prefer a single candle in each window or a 12-foot tree covered with glittering decorations, our ideas will help you create a special home, from the simple to the dramatic!

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Holiday Pairings: Poinsettias & Chrysanthemums

Groundworks Landscaping TipsPoinsettias and chrysanthemums go together like, well, holidays and happiness! If you've been plunking down your poinsettias all by themselves, it's time to jazz up your arrangements and give them some decorating companionship. White mums provide a crisp background making poinsettias truly pop and bringing instant distinction to the duo.

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Plants for Winter Interest & Holiday Decorating

Groundworks Landscaping TipsWouldn’t you love to have an abundance of fresh holiday greens, brilliant berries and colorful twigs at your fingertips at the beginning of the winter holidays each and every year? Endless fodder for wreath making, mantle decorating, garland enhancing and container filling can be yours for the taking if you plan now and plant come spring.

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Season of the Ficus

Groundworks Landscaping TipsHouseplants transform a house into a home, purify the air, promote relaxation and improve concentration. The ficus group includes four popular small trees grown as houseplants, each looking very different from one another, and each incorporating these and other great benefits.

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Getting Your Trees and Shrubs Ready For Winter

Groundworks Landscaping TipsWinter wind and sun are responsible for much of the injuries your landscaping plants will sustain over the winter. The elements are especially hard on broadleaf evergreens such as rhododendrons, hollies, mountain laurel and boxwood.

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Living Christmas Wreath

Groundworks Landscaping TipsFor a unique holiday wreath, consider a living wreath you can enjoy throughout the year. These make beautiful gifts and are a fun project for the entire family to enjoy.

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Bird Feeding Basics

Groundworks Landscaping TipsWinter is the perfect time to think about attracting bird visitors to your yard. Bird watching is a great hobby that can be enjoyed by both younger and older members of the family and getting started is both easy and inexpensive.

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