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Christmas decorations

Poems of Christmas Past

Here I’ve gathered my poems of Christmases past, I’ve secured them online with hopes they will last. If you’re inclined to take a jaunt down memory lane, Please enjoy the verses teased out of my brain. Polly's 2021 Christmas Poem To my attention ‘twas it brought, really a simple request, Please,...

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Impatiens infected with downy mildew

Impatiens Downy Mildew

Impatiens walleriana is a shade garden favorite for consistent color all summer…unless they contract downy mildew, a pathogen that can decimate your plants in relatively short order. We first encountered this scourge in 2012 and felt helpless as it ravaged gardens throughout the north. Similar...

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Pollys Christmas Decorations Tips

Christmas Decking Tips

We have a few Christmas decorating tips from our experts that should make things go a bit more smoothly this year. First, make a plan for your decorations and be sure to gather everything you will need. Trust us, it will save you time and frustration. This includes: ladders, tools, fasteners, and helpers.
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hydrangea blue gardening

Hydrangea Blues

Here at Polly's Nursery, we get quite a few questions, some from frustrated gardeners asking: “Why their blue Hydrangea won't stay blue?!” We would like to tell you: “They are just too happy in your garden to stay blue.” However, we have done our homework and are here to tell you the real reason it is difficult to keep hydrangeas blue here in Northern Michigan.
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white tailed deer

White-tails and Rabbits and Slugs! Oh, My!

They're cute, they're cuddly, they're slimy, and they're HUNGRY! Yes, the garden scourges you need to worry about right now are the 4-legged & NO-legged ones. Bambi and Thumper are cute and fun while rollicking in a Disney film but you do not want them prancing around in your gardens. These furry four-leggers have been surviving on roots & bark all winter and would love nothing more than to munch on fresh, tender, green shoots in the spring.
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