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Amazing Asters

Asters are hardy from zones 3-8 and can grow from 8 inches to 8 feet tall and 8 inches to 4 feet wide depending on the variety.  There are over 180 varieties of Asters...

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Cover Crops

Cover crops for your garden or fields provides benefits for building soil health and retaining nutrients in the soil for successive crops. 
 

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Crape Myrtle or Lagerstroemia

Crape or Crepe Myrtles prefer well-draining soils, full sun, are drought tolerant, and many develop great fall color.  They need little pruning if you pick the correct size for your planting area.  Poor pruning techniques are called Crape Murder, and...

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Proper Plant Watering

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Hyssop or Agastache

Perennial Agastache or hyssop offers great resources for pollinators and consistently draws large pollinator counts.  

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Hardy Hibiscus

Hibiscus provide great late color in the garden and are reliable in the Mid-Atlantic area. Hardy hibiscus are fast-growing plants with dinner plate-sized flowers that emerge in late summer.  They are hardy to zones 4-9.  Native to North America, all varieties...

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Grub Control Options

White grubs can be the larvae of several species of beetles, but one of the most common ones afflicting our region is the Japanese Beetle.   Understanding the life cycle of grubs allows you to incorporate the 5-B principles that The Mill recommends to help you achieve the Best Results for less investment.

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Dianthus - A Garden Darling

Dianthus, also known as Pinks, Carnations, and Sweet Williams, encompasses over 300 species and are native to Europe and Asia.  They prefer full sun (at least 6 hours), well-drained loamy soils, and weekly watering if needed

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Growing Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a fruit native to South and Central America that is very nutritiousThey provide us with the antioxidant lycopene, Vitamin C, Potassium, and Vitamin K. There are over 10,000 cultivars and they are divided into the following categories – beefsteak, Cherry, Grape, Patio, Pear, Heirloom, Vine, and Plum.   

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Strawberry Plants Available at the Mill for 2022

These strawberry varieties will be available in the spring of 2022 at the Mill until sold out.

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Soil pH and Lime

A soil test can help you diagnose plant and lawn problems and determine what type of plants to grow.

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Planning Your Vegetable Garden with Companion Plants

Utilizing plants that support each other symbiotically is a natural and old tradition.  Before chemical fertilizers and pesticides were made, farmers, homesteaders and ancient tribes utilized the practice of companion planting. 

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