Annuals Hanging Basket Care Posted on June 27, 2017

By Lisa Rapalus/ Buyer Colorful hanging baskets are a staple for gracing our porches and patios during the summer months.  Although they are an instant way to add color and pizzazz ...


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Fruit Tomatoes Posted on June 6, 2017

By Lisa Rapalus/Annual & Perennial Buyer Tomatoes are probably the most popular, diverse, and versatile summer veggie crop.  There are countless varieties on the market and endless options for utilizing them ...


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Garden Design Converting Sprinklers to a Drip System Posted on March 8, 2017

Every year at Shorty’s, folks come in for help diagnosing plant problems related to incorrect watering practices.  There are the drought stressed plants, but we also address disease problems related ...


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Tips February is the Time to Prune and Train Posted on February 10, 2017

With spring arriving just around the corner, there are some necessary garden tasks to accomplish. This involves the pruning back of many summer flowering shrubs and vines. Those include plants like ...


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Garden Design Right Plant, Right Place Posted on September 2, 2016

Through the year, I have quite a few visitors at my “Help and Advice” desk.  Many of these guests bring me pictures or samples of ailing plants.  Inevitably, the first ...


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Tips Harvesting Your Summer Crops and How to Store Them Posted on July 19, 2016

Your gardens are producing non-stop and it’s time to harvest as soon as your fruits and veggies are ready. The importance of harvesting your fruits and veggies can’t be stressed ...


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Tips Garden Pollinators Posted on June 28, 2016

by Lisa Rapalus/Buyer This week is National Pollinator Week and Shorty’s has a great selection of plants to attract those wonderful critters to your landscape! Not only do we have our ...


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Garden Design Planting and Caring for Hardy Fuchsias Posted on June 7, 2016

By Lisa Rapalus/Buyer – Shorty’s Garden and Home   Have you been looking for a perennial or small shrub with showy hummingbird attracting flowers that bloom all summer long until the first ...


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Tips Proper Watering for New Plantings Posted on May 27, 2016

By Rob Sculley/Shorty’s Help & Advice   The fastest cause of plant failure is not disease, not pests, not temperature extremes, or even improper planting. The quickest cause of plant failure is ...


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Tips GROWING DELICIOUS ORGANIC PEPPERS Posted on May 20, 2016

Peppers are delicious and good for you! They’re also easy to grow with our handy six-step guide. Read on and your peppers will be the talk of the neighborhood. These ...


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