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Simple Rain Garden DIY Project

If one of your goals is to garden more sustainably, consider incorporating a rain garden into your landscape. These gardens can look a lot like a perennial garden to help them blend in well with your other garden beds, but they serve a unique ecological purpose. The primary function of a rain garden is to

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Feed the Birds with These “Berry” Beautiful Garden Shrubs

Robins enjoying Berry Poppins® winterberries. Photo courtesy of Spring Meadow Nursery. It’s no coincidence that shrubs tend to produce their berries in late summer and fall rather than in the spring. One reason is because plants and birds have coevolved to benefit one another. Fall berries tend to be high in antioxidants which help to

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THUJA NORTH POLE ARBORVITAE

Top 10 Plants with Four Season Interest

If you are like many people, you are looking for plants that do it all—provide year-round beauty, color and interest in the landscape. Here are ten of our very best that will help you accomplish that goal in your garden design. #1 – Pyramidal Evergreens Pyramidal evergreen trees and shrubs are plants that you will

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How to Bring Your Plants Indoors for Winter

If you’ve been growing houseplants outdoors this summer, now may be the time to start moving them indoors. Once temperatures start consistently dipping below 60°F, the plants can begin to shut down and drop leaves, so aim to get them moved back inside before then. Things to Consider Before Moving Plants Inside Before you start

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25 Gardening Tips for Seniors and Busy Homeowners

Lots of people who like to garden also like to collect plants. We find irresistible plants everywhere we go and one by one, our gardens grow. And grow. And grow! While it’s perfectly OK (and fun!) to collect lots of different kinds of plants, we need to get smarter about which ones we allow into

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Grasman Family

Go Inside Garden Crossings

Running a garden center is challenging but definitely has its benefits. In this blog, we’re going inside Garden Crossings to see how this family business works on the daily, which plants members of the staff enjoy the most, and looking at this season’s ups and downs. I interviewed owner Heidi Grasman and a few members

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Tough plants for Challenging Garden Conditions

As with most things in life, gardening is more fun when you are faced with fewer challenges like clay soil, hungry deer or full shade—that is, until you know how to meet and defeat those challenges. It takes some practice, but in time, you will learn which kinds of plants you can grow without any

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Tips for Growing Drought Tolerant Plants

If you are like many people across the country this year, your area may be experiencing drought. While extreme drought tends to end the gardening season due to severe watering restrictions, it’s possible to keep your garden going in areas that are experiencing mild drought by growing plants that can adapt to drier soils. Even

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Moon Garden

Grow a Moon Garden

Photo Courtesy of Proven Winners You may have seen the idea of planting a moon garden pop up in your social feeds recently since it has become quite trendy. But the concept of designing a garden with plants and water features that reflect the moonlight is an ancient trend born centuries ago in China’s meditation

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REMINISCENT™ Crema Rosa - Shrub

20 of Our Best Fragrant Plants for Your Garden

When designing your garden, it’s important to consider elements like color, texture and shape, but don’t forget fragrance too. The sweet perfume of fragrant plants will enhance the way you experience your garden by engaging more of your senses, evoking memories tied to certain scents, and causing you to interact with your flowers more closely.

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Bobo Hydrangea

Our Best Landscape Combinations for Sun and Shade

It’s easy to pick out the plants you love, but learning which ones will thrive together in the landscape and look fabulous doing so takes some practice. We’ve gathered ten of our best landscape combinations here to inspire you as your plan out your garden for the season, whether you are adding a whole new

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