Keeping Christmas Trees Fresh

1 December 2010

Nothing makes a home feel like Christmas is here than the sight and scent of a fresh cut Christmas tree!  Much like fresh cut, there are three major secrets to keeping  fresh cut Christmas trees: water daily Water daily WATER DAILY Always keep water in the stand holding your fresh cut Christmas tree at all times.  [...]

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Go Green, with a Live Christmas Tree

11 November 2010

We are all used to buying cut Christmas trees that you throw away after Christmas is over. Why not GO GREEN! and buy an evergreen tree that you can plant outside after Christmas is over. Wanna go eco-friendly this holiday season?  Heres how: 1-Buy an evergreen tree planted in pot. 2-Take it home and decor [...]

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Check out the Lowe’s Garden Center and Floral Plant Finder!

26 July 2010

Get a jumpstart with your summer planting for next year with the Lowe’s Plant Finder.  You can search  by many features that can help you answer those tough planting questions.  We all have those spots in the yard that we are just not quite sure what will grow well there or What kind of plants [...]

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I’m planning a fall wedding; what type of floral services do you offer?

20 July 2010

The expert design team at Lowe’s Floral offers complete wedding service and can scale that service to the size of your event to create a dream wedding.  From a small, intimate affair with just family and friends, to a full scale event wedding, Lowe’s Floral does it all!  Information on our professional wedding services can [...]

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Does Lowe’s Floral have any guarantee if I buy a tree, plant it myself and it dies?

20 July 2010

Lowe’s Garden Center and Floral does offer a guarantee on all regular priced trees and shrubs, even if you buy it and plant it yourself.  The guarantee is basically this:  All our high quality, Northern Grown Nursery plant materials should grow during the season in which they are planted and come back the next year.  [...]

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When should I begin preparing my garden for the fall and winter and what do I need to do?

19 July 2010

In early September, you should begin planning your final Fall cleanup of the lawn and garden.  Normally Minot, ND and surrounding communities experience a frost between the last week of September and the first week of October. For trees and shrubs, do not fertilize this late into the fall.  You want your trees and shrubs [...]

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When is the best time to trim shrubs and trees?

28 June 2010

Shade trees and ornamental trees can be pruned any time during the spring summer or early fall. If you are pruning back whole limbs, keep in mind that if the cut left on the tree is larger than a Quarter, you should apply a pruning sealer, which acts as a bandage for the tree. Fruit [...]

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What is the difference between wave petunias and regular petunias?

28 June 2010

Wave petunias have a unique trailing growth habit and are highly prolific in their blooming. They drape over the sides of containers and raised beds and are great summer performers. A regular petunia has an upright or bush growth habit. It may spread slightly, but will not drape down as dramatically as a Wave petunia. [...]

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What “zone” are we in?

28 June 2010

Minot, ND is located in USDA climate zone 3a in well protected spots in the river valley and USDA climate zone 3b on the hills or the surrounding prairie areas. Minot Air Force Base (MAFB), ND is located in USDA climate zone 3b. The only perennial plant material that Lowe’s Garden Center carries is specifically [...]

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What does it mean when people talk about “zone” ?

28 June 2010

For purposes of garden planning, the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) has divided the country into bands, based on average low temperatures. Minot, ND falls into USDA Climate zone 3a in the valley and 3b on the hills or the surrounding prairie areas. Minot Air Force Base (MAFB), ND is located in USDA climate [...]

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