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Perennial color contrast example - Photo courtesy of Susan Martin
Landscape Plantings

How to Create Color and Textural Contrast in the Landscape

Ever wonder how professional garden designers put together color combinations and create perfect textural contrast in the landscape? By following a few basic principles, you can do it yourself! Here’s a quick visual study of how it’s done. The Color Wheel Artists, interior decorators and garden designers alike all use the same color wheel when

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Annual Flowers

7 Ways to Use Annuals in Landscapes

You might be a seasoned pro at growing annuals in containers, but knowing how to use them in the landscape can be a little trickier. Let’s take a look at seven unique ways annuals can quickly enhance the look of your garden, even if you live where the growing season is short. #1 – Fill

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Season Long Color for Your Garden

Plant a Perennial Garden that Blooms all Summer

Season long colorCan you grow a colorful, long-blooming garden without adding annuals? You certainly can! With a little bit of planning and organization, you can plant a garden that blooms and has flashy, splashy color all summer long without the labor of adding annuals.

Of course, we love our various annual flower offerings for the enormous explosions of color they provide. However, if your goal is more beauty with less work and you want to expand your garden without replanting it every year, perennials are your answer.

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Rockin’ Playin’ the Blues salvia
Annual Flowers

20 Brilliant Blooming Flowers for Front Yards

Some plants rise above the rest with their extraordinarily brilliant blooms and foliage that are so distinctive that you can instantly identify them from a distance. We call them 55mph varieties – plants that turn heads even when you’re speeding past them down the highway. They make great flowers for front yards. If flashy flower

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Sunjoy® Berberis Colorful, Low Maintenance Shrubs

Sunjoy® Berberis Colorful, Low Maintenance ShrubsPlanting shrubs in the garden or landscape can be an easy solution to deer problems and high maintenance plants. Barberry Shrubs are a particularly good choice if deer are a constant problem for you. Bring a variety of color to your garden, as well as low maintenance, with Sunjoy® Barberry shrubs from Garden Crossings.

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Annual Flowers

10 Inspired Ways to Style Your Porch and Patio

Ready for some porch and patio inspiration? The ten styling ideas you’ll see here will get your creative wheels turning. There’s a little something for everyone and every time of the year. Dressing up your patio can be as fun as decorating your living room when you consider the uses for the space and the

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BAPTISIA DECADENCE CHERRIES JUBILEE FALSE INDIGO
Flowering Clematis Vines

Cool and Collectable Perennials, Vines, and Shrubs

Here are a few of my favorite things… #1 – Decadence® ‘Cherries Jubilee’ False Indigo (Baptisia) There are so many cool things to tell you about this plant—where do I begin? Let’s start with its historical roots. Baptisia is an ancient perennial that was once used to make dyes and was the first-ever subsidized agricultural

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Annual Flowers

14 Inspiring Container Gardening Ideas for Sun and Shade

The beauty of gardening in containers is that it can be done anywhere. Since you control the soil and water, plus you can decide what amount of sun to set the planter in, you know your plants will thrive. Sometimes, we just need to see ideas to inspire us on how to select coordinating colors

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Heidi and Rod’s Top 12 for 2023

Every summer, we look forward to trialing the new plants we’ll be offering in our garden center the following year. A few varieties always rise to the top of our must-haves list as they deliver a fantastic garden performance in our own gardens and in other trial gardens nearby. We usually tell you about our

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Pantone Color of the Year-2016

Flower Addition

Pantone Color of the Year 20162016 Pantone Color(s) of the year, Rose Quartz 13-1520 and Serenity 15-3919 a great combination and easily found in the garden. One plant variety that come to mind that offers both of these great colors in potentially one plant is the Big Leaf Hydrangea. Creating a soothing sense of order and peace, the hydrangea offers a perfect balance for your garden.

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