Garden Blog – Category: Cultural Care

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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How Can I Turn My Hydrangeas Blue?

Do you long for the beautiful blue hydrangeas you’ve seen in pictures across the internet? It might just be possible. Certain kinds of hydrangeas can change colors based on what’s happening in your soil. I’m sharing some simple tips with you today about how to shift your bright pink hydrangeas to the blue ones of your dreams.

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Put Your Garden to Bed by Completing These Ten Fall Gardening Tasks

Depending where you live, cooler fall temperatures are either welcome or have arrived too soon. There’s no getting around it—fall is coming! This is an active time in the garden when we prepare the lawn and landscape to hunker down and get through winter. Let’s look at ten essential fall garden tasks you’ll want to complete before the snow flies.

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Which Plants Should You Prune in Fall?

Once the summer heat subsides, we’re drawn back out into the garden to enjoy the cool, colorful days of fall. Sensing their imminent dormancy, our plants put on an exuberant show as if to say, “Don’t forget me! I’ll be back next year!” Early Fall Garden Late Fall Garden In just six to eight short

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Why Didn’t My Hydrangea Bloom?

HydrangeaThere’s just something about the plump, fluffy blossoms of hydrangeas that make them some of the most loved of all flowers. Maybe you carried them in your bridal bouquet or they remind you of your favorite aunt. We totally get that it can be really frustrating when you’ve taken the time to plant them and they don’t bloom. Let’s figure out how to turn that situation around together.

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Water, Feed, Water!

Keeping Your Plants Alive

The Best Plant FertilizerAlright, let’s face it when we get hungry we go get food, and when we get thirsty we take a drink. If only life was this easy for all living things, plants included…

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Pruning Tips for Proven Winners® Big Leaf Hydrangeas

Let’s Dance® & Cityline® Hydrangeas

Hydrangea careTo trim or not to trim, that is a big question! The weather is cooling off and your garden perennials and flowering shrubs are probably starting to look sad. I often get asked “Can I trim my Hydrangeas?”, “Does my Hydrangea bloom on new or old growth? New or old wood?”

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Get Vertical, Get Tangled!

Clematis Flowering Vine

Clematis Looking for a climbing clematis vine to add upward color to your garden? You have come to the right online supplier of clematis vines! Garden Crossings has over 60 varieties of clematis in colors ranging from white, pink, purple, red & yellow. Clematis is a climbing vine that grows anywhere from 2 feet to 20 plus feet.

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Hostas: Minis or Maxies?

Hostas: Minis or Maxies?

Miniature hostaDo you garden large, or in miniature? Whichever your preference, Garden Crossings has hosta varieties that fit the bill. Our favorite of the giant hosta varieties is almost a shrub, it’s so huge. Empress Wu has large deep green leaves, a foot or more in length. The whole plant has a spread of between 5-6 feet and gets up to four feet tall. It’s truly a showstopper.

Are you more of a mini gardener? We have small hosta varieties for you, too. ‘Fireworks’ is a variegated variety with green edges and white centers. This hosta reaches a mature height of 8-10 inches and a spread of 6-8 inches. The leaves grow in an upright pattern, giving it a unique habit.

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