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Ornamental Grasses to Grow that are the Best for Birds

Dan Nursery Crops, Pollinators, This Land of Ours

Some of the best ornamental grasses for birds.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Songbirds need to eat. Add ornamental grasses to your garden for multiseason color, texture, and food sources for a host of birds. Switch grass are vigorus plants. They are prized for their reddish-purple summer color that fades to tan in fall. Birds love to …

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Fruit-Bearing Plants and Trees to Attract Birds to Your Yard

Dan Fruits, Nursery Crops, Pollinators, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

Some of the best plants to attract birds to your yard.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. By planting fruit-bearing trees and shrubs in your landscape, they will attract berry-eating birds such as bluebirds and robins while also creating a beautiful display with their flowers, fall & holiday colors, and fruits. American cranberry bush viburnum has white springtime flowers, …

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‘Tis the Season for Special Care of Your Christmas Cactus

Dan Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

How to care for a Christmas cactus.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The Christmas cactus is a long lived plant with flat, segmented stems. Most of the year its appearance is fairly unassuming — around Christmas, however, something magical happens. With care, this plain looking plant will blossom with flowers of red, white, pink, purple or orange. …

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Herbs and Veggies that can be Grown, Even When it Snows

Dan Herbs, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

Some herbs and veggies you can grow, even when it snows. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Sure, many of us have grown cold tolerant veggies in our gardens, but snow tolerant veggies are on another level. For anyone living in climates with sub-freezing temperatures for several months out of the year, it means a shorter growing season. But …

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Flowers that can be Planted Near a Vegetable Garden

Dan Nursery Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

The flowers you should plant near your veggies in the garden.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. If you’re feeling discouraged by the long list of plants you can’t grow near your vegetable garden, don’t worry. There are plenty of other options you can choose from, including the classic stand-bys of marigolds, petunias, and nasturtiums. These flowers are …

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Flowers that Shouldn’t be Planted Near a Vegetable Garden

Dan Nursery Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

The flowers you shouldn’t plant near your vegetable garden.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Whether you’re planting flower companion plants or trap crops, there are some plants that simply should not be mixed. Certain flower bulbs, such as those that resemble garlic or onions, could be mistaken for the plants you can eat. Oleander and Foxglove, while …

Grow Edible, Culinary, and Medicinal Herbs in a Windowsill Garden

Dan Nursery Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

How to start a windowsill garden.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. With an indoor windowsill garden, you can grow all kinds of edible, culinary, and medicinal species. All that’s required to grow most veggies and herbs is at least six hours of sunlight to thrive. A south-facing window is preferable. Aim for an area that isn’t going …