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Bare Root Fruit Trees

February is one of the best times to plant bare root fruit trees, but why bare root?  Bare root fruit trees give you the advantage of seeing your root structure and health.  In addition, they are easier to transport because they are lighter and can more easily be lifted into position.

Hellebore Blooms in the Snow

Are you worried about your plants during these dramatic swings in temperature?  Start by understanding the difference between Cold Damage and Drought Damage.

Greenery is Pantone Color of the Year

Every year, the Pantone Color Institute releases its "Color of the Year" to help designers, decorators, and fashionistas stay on the cutting edge of color. While it is a symbolic choice, it serves as a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture and serves as an expression of a mood or an attitude. And 2017 looks like it will be all about freshness and revival.

a bowl full of hellebore blooms

So you have been to the mall and a holiday bazaar or two, but you still can't find that perfect gift. How about giving somebody special a beautiful living gift? Here are a couple of suggestions from Al's.

Hand Gardening Tools

If you are shopping for the gardener on your list and need some gift ideas, we've got you covered! Every gardener appreciates the right tool for the job, and being dressed for any weather.

frost on a dormant bush

With snow and freezing temperatures in the forecast, there's important work to be done in the garden!

an apple orchard in fall

It's time to spray your fruit trees. These important preventative measures reduce your workload come springtime. With these simple steps, properly caring for your fruit trees is as easy as 1-2-3!

An Orange Spice Poinsettia surrounded by fall gourds

When decorating for Thanksgiving, you probably don’t think of poinsettias. But you may be surprised to find out there are special varieties that work just great for dressing up your bountiful Thanksgiving table. I’m sure thankful for the broad spectrum of varieties available. Here are a few of our favorite poinsettia picks for fall.

woman gardening

Perennials add color, texture and personality to any garden. Planting perennials in fall is a sure way to cut your spring workload in half. Your garden will take on a life of its own as the perennials continue to expand year after year.

raking leaves off a lawn in the fall

Fall is a great time of year to plant, and an equally good time to take care of your lawn. With a little bit of maintenance this fall, you’ll have a green, lush lawn come spring.