Garden Blog – Category: Flowering Shrubs

8 Plants Pollinators Are Loving Right Now

It’s late August in Michigan and as I am sitting here looking out my window into my garden, I’m seeing an incredible number of bees whizzing by while a beautiful yellow Eastern swallowtail butterfly hangs upside down to feed on my six-foot tall ‘Uchida’ lilies. I am blessed to welcome so many pollinators into my

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ASCLEPIAS CINDERELLA MILKWEED

10 Durable Native Plants for Landscapes

If a durable, lower maintenance landscape is what you’re seeking, you’ll find this list of reliable native shrubs and perennials helpful. We offer many cultivars of native plants (sometimes referred to as “nativars”) here at Garden Crossings, but we’ve selected these ten for their unique beauty and ease of growth. Find details about where they’ll

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How to Grow Hydrangeas in Planters

Let’s Dance® Blue Jangles® and Rave® hydrangeas are just the right size for showcasing in patio containers. They are paired here with Supertunia® petunias, Superbena® verbena, Diamond Frost® euphorbia and Catalina® torenia. Photo courtesy of Proven Winners. If this looks like your dream patio, read on to find out how to grow hydrangeas in patio

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diamond frost euphorbia

5 Award Winning Plants Everyone Should Grow

As a confessed plant lover, I want them all—every beautiful plant I see at the garden center wants desperately to come home with me and I am happy to accommodate. That is, until I run out of room in my garden. To have ten acres of open land and an unlimited budget to collect all

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CLEMATIS JOLLY GOOD CLEMATIS

Tall, Narrow Plants for Tight Spaces in the Landscape

Many of us have that one “problem” bed – the one that seems too narrow to plant in but where you desperately need to be able to grow something green. Maybe it’s the skinny bed along your fence line or sandwiched between your garage and front door. Maybe you have a shallow lot but really

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BAPTISIA DECADENCE CHERRIES JUBILEE FALSE INDIGO

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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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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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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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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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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