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    You’ve heard of a 4 season garden, but what about a Moon garden?

    By VZ staff | July 20, 2018

    What is a moon garden?  We often focus on what we see during the daylight hours, but as I often say there aren’t enough hours in the day.  After a long day of hard work and getting the kids to …

    Water Please!

    By VZ staff | July 1, 2018

    Adding water to a landscape has many benefits to the homeowner. Many studies have found that the sound of water is a natural stress reliever.

    Huffington Post states: “Being around water gives our brains and our senses a rest from …

    How to create your own butterfly garden!

    By VZ staff | June 15, 2018

    Butterflies, pollinators and nectar feeders will love a garden of mixed masses of flowers.  Here are a few popular choices to attract butterflies to your garden.

    Allium (early bloomer) Is a spring bloomer, so a great source for the …

    More worm talk!

    By VZ staff | June 1, 2018

    We have mentioned Vermicompost many times before because we stand behind this process and how it can change your lawn and garden’s health. We believe in it so much that we have become an authorized dealer.  You are welcome to …

    Shapes in the landscape.

    By VZ staff | May 15, 2018

    Have you ever seen a tree or shrub planted too close to a house or structure that it has to be pruned back so hard it loses its natural form? I have many times. All trees come in different shapes …

    Bring flowers inside with a cutting garden.

    By VZ staff | May 1, 2018

    I love a good vegetable garden.  You get the benefit of home grown herbs and veggies and the satisfaction of doing it  yourself.  But I also love flowers!  That is why I also plant a small cutting garden so that …

    Drainage Problems as Garden Opportunities.

    By VZ staff | April 15, 2018

    As a lifetime baseball player, I recall wet cleats from early spring practices. If you are a pet owner, maybe this translates into muddy paws needing to be wiped off every time you let your four legged friend in through …

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    Watch for Boxwood Blight this Spring!

    By VZ staff | April 1, 2018

    Having a nursery of our own at Van Zelst, Inc. we strive to stay on top of new plant diseases and insect pests. The topic that many growers in our area have been discussing is boxwood blight. With the number …

    It all starts with an idea…

    By VZ staff | March 15, 2018

    We all love making plans. Whether it’s dinner plans, vacation plans, or garden parties, having a plan is a great way to start things off on the right track. A cohesive design that ties the whole garden together makes all …

    Spring to do list…

    By VZ staff | February 15, 2018

    Now that the days are getting longer, that only means one thing…spring is around the corner!  So let’s take a minute and plan out our spring to do list.

    First things first you’ll want to do a thorough clean up …

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