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Extend your days with illumination, greenhouse enthusiasts told

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts saddened by the thought of the nights closing in again have been told installing lighting can extend their days.

Illuminating the yard can give horticulture lovers an extra few hours in which to enjoy the fruits of their labour, according to the Examiner.

Gardeners with a greenhouse may find working after dark a cooler experience than during the heat of the day and the online resource points out the range of options has grown over the years.

“Lights have become fixtures outdoors and the choices have expanded broadly since those yellow bug light bulbs of the dark ages,” it stated.

Horticulturalists can pick between illuminations that line the path or hang from strings, with solar and plug-in options both now freely available.

The article suggested the most successful choices are unobtrusive by day and effective at night.

Growers looking for something to do with their dad on Father‘s Day (June 21st) may be interested in attending the sixth annual Connecticut Historic Gardens Day at Roseland Cottage in Woodstock.