Tonya Lawson

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The Honeyberry Plant: Everything you need to know about this delightful addition to your edible landscape

What is a Honeyberry? Honeyberries, also known as haskaps, are a natural treasure from the perennial garden. These deep blue, elongated, berries are bursting with flavor, and bring a symphony of sweetness and health benefits to your home garden.  That’s because honeyberries are more than just a tasty treat, they’re a robust source of ascorbic …

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Potato Bug Prevention: Simple Tips to Protect Your Garden

You’ve spent countless hours nurturing your backyard garden. Your potato plants look amazing. But then, you notice the unwelcome sight of potato bugs.  These little pests are notorious for decimating potato crops entire potato crops so what will they do to your backyard garden? These pesky insects not only harm your potatoes but can also …

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Salsa Garden Peppers: A Vibrant Guide for Homegrown Flavor

You might be wondering, with the plethora of pepper varieties available, which ones are best suited for your salsa garden? Choosing the right types can be overwhelming, and growing them can seem daunting, especially if you’re new to gardening. The success of your homemade salsa heavily depends on the quality and variety of the peppers …

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Pruning Pepper Plants: A Simple Guide for Healthier Growth

Today, we’re focusing on a crucial aspect of nurturing your pepper plants: pruning. This simple yet effective technique can transform the way your pepper plants grow, ensuring not only healthier plants but also a more bountiful harvest.  You’ve noticed your pepper plants looking a bit unruly and are underperforming in terms of yield. The issue …

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Yellow Leaves on Tomato Plants: A Helpful Guide to Preventing Issues

You’ve lovingly tended to your tomato plants, but suddenly the leaves are starting to turn yellow. We’ve been there and know this common problem can dampen the spirit of any gardener, whether you’re a seasoned pro or a budding enthusiast. The most common cause of yellow leaves on a tomato plant is either a nutrient …

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What Plants Benefit from Holly-Tone? 

As an avid backyard gardener, you understand the importance of nurturing your plants with the right nutrients. Hollytone, a well-known organic fertilizer, has been a long-trusted choice for gardeners seeking to boost the health and vibrancy of their plants. Whether you’re tending to acid-loving azaleas or nurturing your vibrant blueberries, Hollytone might just be the …

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Beginner Backyard Gardening: Easy Steps for a Flourishing Oasis

Picture this: You’re sipping your morning coffee while admiring the first blossoms of the flowers you’ve planted. You pluck a ripe tomato, still warm from the sun, enjoying the unparalleled taste of your own homegrown produce. It’s not a dream – it’s entirely achievable, even if you’ve never touched a spade before. Backyard gardening isn’t …

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