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How to Choose Container Companions

Petunias, impatiens and coleus…OH MY! All that color is a feast for our eyes after a long, grey winter and we are thrilled to be able to grow plants once again. For some people, their appetite for plants is a tad bit bigger than their budget. Let’s walk through ten sensible tips to help you

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How do I keep my flowers from getting leggy?

We’re all enthralled with the beauty of our hanging baskets and containers in spring. We bring them home from the garden center in picture perfect condition, hang them up or set them in a prominent place on our front porch and enjoy them every day. We remember to water—usually—and love seeing how they continue to

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Which Espoma Organic Product is Right for You

Beautiful plants thrive with a steady supply of nutrients and microbe-rich soil, and when pest or disease issues pop up it’s comforting to know there are effective organic solutions available. Whether you consider yourself an environmentally conscious gardener or are looking for child and pet-safe products, you can count on Espoma Organic products to help

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GOMPHRENA TRUFFULA PINK GLOBE AMARANTH

Easy Annuals for Busy Homeowners

My niece loves to garden, and I am so happy to see her passing along that passion to her young children. But with four under the age of 8, tasks like fertilizing and deadheading realistically just aren’t going to get done. She needs beautiful flowers that require very little from her to fill her porch

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RHODODENDRON BLOOM A THON LAVENDER REBLOOMING AZALEA

Low Maintenance Shrubs for Foundation Plantings

We all want to have a beautiful landscape to enhance our home and improve the curbside view. If you find yourself with little time to be out in the garden but still need your landscape to have a tidy appearance, consider growing these low-maintenance shrubs in your home’s foundation beds. All of the plants described

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BAPTISIA DECADENCE SPARKLING SAPPHIRES FALSE INDIGO

The Story Behind the Plant: Decadence® Baptisia

If you’ve ever wondered where new plants come from, you’ll enjoy this story behind the Decadence® Baptisia series, developed by renowned plant hybridizer Hans Hansen. Baptisia, commonly known as false indigo, is quite literally an ancient plant that dates back to the time of the Ancient Egyptians. It’s also a prolific native prairie plant here

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Diamond Euphorbia Collection

Meet the 2020 National Plants of the Year

Each year, Proven Winners names a very select group of their most outstanding plants to be the National Plants of the Year. We’ve grown them all and have to agree—these are amazing plants we can easily recommend to our customers. ANNUAL OF THE YEAR – Diamond Collection Euphorbia Diamond Frost – Diamond Mountain – Diamond

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HYDRANGEA LETS DANCE CANCAN MOUNTAIN HYDRANGEA

10 New Flowering Shrubs for Your Landscape

What would our gardens be without shrubs to bring structure and a sense of order to the space? We are continually amazed at the ingenuity of plant breeders who bring us new shrubs with traits we never even imagined possible. We love growing shrubs and it was incredibly tough to pick just ten favorites from

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ALLIUM SERENDIPITY ORNAMENTAL ONION

10 New Perennials for Sun and Shade

Incredible advancements are made in perennials every year, so they are easier to grow and more beautiful for us to enjoy in our gardens. We’ve rounded up a group of ten new perennials we think you’ll love as much as we do, including four unique newcomers for shade. Let’s dive in and take a closer

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HELLEBORUS WEDDING PARTY WEDDING CRASHER LENTEN ROSE

A Trio of New Perennials for Shade

New options for shade? Yes, please! Let me tell you about three new varieties of my favorite shade perennials that are available for the first time this year. Even gardeners who struggle with deer and rabbits can enjoy these beauties. For most of the growing season, mature red oaks and sugar maples cast a glimmering

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PETUNIA SUPERTUNIA VISTA SNOWDRIFT PETUNIA

10 New Annuals You Won’t Want to Miss This Spring

Color, color, color is what it’s all about come springtime! Here are ten new vibrant annual plants that are sure to cure the wintertime blues—all available now for pre-order here. (Are you as excited as we are about Supertunia Vista® Bubblegum’s new sister?) #1 – Superbells® Blackcurrant Punch™ Calibrachoa For major WOW! power, try this

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HIBISCUS SUMMERIFIC CANDY CRUSH ROSE MALLOW

Heidi and Rod’s Picks: Best New Plants for 2020

HEIDI’S TOP 5 NEW PLANTS FOR 2020 Summerific® ‘Candy Crush’ rose mallow Hibiscus While you are spending your time indoors playing Candy Crush Saga this winter, be sure to check out our new ‘Candy Crush’ rose mallow. We guarantee it is way more fun than swapping candy squares on a game board! We’ve been waiting

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