Garden Blog – Category: Flowering Shrubs

Help! Rabbits and Deer Are Devouring My Plants

Abundant spring rains have led to exploding new growth in the garden. Those tender greens are a prime target for hungry rabbits and deer looking for their next meal. You’ll want to protect your plants now before you have to live with the damage for the rest of the season. Let’s look at three effective solutions you can employ today to keep them from eating your favorite plants.

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Seven Essential Summer Gardening Tasks

landscape When the sun is shining and the breeze is warm, you’ll most likely find me enjoying some fresh air and exercise in the garden. There’s always something to do there–gardening is a process, not an event. Here are seven essential summer gardening tasks I make a habit of doing, and you might want to consider, too, in order to keep your garden looking sensational all summer long.

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Five Unique Plants for Shade Gardens

Lenten RoseLooking for something unique to spice up your shade garden? As an avid shade gardener myself, I’ve grown well over a thousand different kinds of plants. In today’s blog, I’m sharing five of my favorite perennials and shrubs you might not have tried yet. Maybe they will become some of your favorites, too!

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What’s the best type of hydrangea for my garden?

hydrangea landscapeMore than any other kind of plant, we receive the most questions about hydrangeas. Everyone loves hydrangeas! There are so many kinds to choose from, how do you pick the best one for your situation? Let’s take a closer look at how you can use these beautiful flowering shrubs in your landscape.

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5 Ways to Help Pollinators Love Your Garden

bee on asterWe’ve all heard the alarming statistics. We rely on pollinators for every third bite of food we eat. At least 75% of all the world’s flowering plants are pollinated by insects and animals. It can be overwhelming! Let’s bring that down that to a local level. What can YOU do in your own backyard to help pollinators feel welcome and wanted? Let’s focus on five things you can do right now, this season, to make an impact.

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Ten Plants Deer Won’t Eat

DeerHave you spotted Bambi and her mom strolling through your garden in the early morning hours lately? Encourage them to keep right on walking by filling your garden with plants they don’t like to eat. Here are ten perennials and shrubs you’ll love, but deer won’t.

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Late Winter Garden Planning You Can Do from Indoors

Incrediball HydrangeaThis time of year, everyone is itching for spring to arrive so we can head on out and play in our gardens once again. While you’re waiting for the snow to melt, here are five things you can do from inside your warm house to prepare for the new season.

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Grow Your Own Bouquet

Bouquet

Why limit yourself to Valentine’s Day? You can have bouquets in every season when you grow a garden. Let’s take a look at some of the longest lasting cut flowers you could be harvesting from your own flower borders this coming season. I’ll give you a few tips for making your bouquets last, too.

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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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10 Recommended Perennials and Shrubs for Clay Soil

Viburnum BrandywineIs your garden’s soil heavy and dense? When you squeeze a handful, does it stick together in a ball? If so, you are probably dealing with clay soil. The good news is that it packs a ton of nutrients that make some types of plants thrive. Let’s take a closer look at ten plants that will love to grow in your garden’s clay soil.

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How much water do my plants need?

Watering PlantsYou’ve planted up your containers and added new perennials and shrubs to your landscape. Now how often and how much do you need to water them? Let’s take a look at the specifics of watering to get those new plants growing.

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