We’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.
Garden Blog – Category: Flowering Shrubs
Have 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.
This 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.
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.
Drought isn’t an issue for everyone. If you live in an area that sees consistent rainfall and have low spots in your landscape, you may be dealing with too much water. Let’s take a look at ten plants that will love all that extra moisture and solve the issue for you in a snap.
There’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.
Is 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.
Just because your deck or patio is in the shade, it doesn’t have to be dark, uninviting space. Let’s take a look at five distinct styles you can decorate your space with this season. By the time we’re finished, you’ll know how to transform your shaded space into your favorite place to relax outdoors.
Garden Crossings has a reputation for being a reliable source for new plants every year, and this year is no exception. After trialing and growing dozens of new varieties, see which three Heidi and Rod each chose for their Best New Plants of 2018.
Gardening in small spaces require plants for small spaces, The 2018 Landscape Plant of the Year- SPILLED WINE® Weigela maybe the perfect choice for you. Bright pink spring flowers with additional interest coming from is deep plum/black foliage all season long. Perfect for borders, and container gardens alike.
Gardening brings out all kinds of emotions and memories, one shrub that is sure to create a pleasant memory for you is Abelia Sweet Emotion™. Walking through the greenhouse this past spring there was this amazing scent that was drawing me in. Once I located the plant offering that spicy sweet scent I was hooked. Sweet Emotion™ starts off in the spring with bright red buds that burst open in late May resulting in creamy white flowers that are arranged in a nice cluster.
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