Garden Blog – Category: Garden Perennials

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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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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Long Perennial Border Garden

How to Plan a Garden So Something Is Always in Bloom

Photo Courtesy of Susan Martin Growing a beautiful garden where something is always in bloom takes some time to master but is incredibly rewarding in the long run. Here are 10 valuable tips here that will help you along in the process. These are things we’ve learned from our own experience developing our gardens over

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SUPERTUNIA VISTA® Jazzberry™ Petunia - Annual

Heidi and Rod’s Top 10 New Plants for 2022

With so many fun new plants to try each year, how do you choose? Start by taking a look at Heidi and Rod’s list of top ten favorites. They know a good plant when they see one and since they have the advantage of growing many of the new varieties before they are introduced, you’ll

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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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10 New Perennials for Your Sunny Landscape

Spring Bling™ Hybrid Creeping Phlox Ring in the spring season with these early blooming groundcover phlox! If you’ve ever grown creeping phlox, then you know how much joy they bring to the landscape after a long winter. They form a carpet of vibrant blooms that welcome back pollinating bees and butterflies into the garden. This

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SAMBUCUS BLACK LACE ELDERBERRY

10 Fantastic Foliage Plants for Sun and Shade

As someone who gardens primarily in shade, I’ve learned over the years to appreciate the value of plants with interesting foliage even more than those with pretty blossoms. Flowers are temporary in shade, but fantastic foliage lasts all season. I’ve chosen ten plants here that are grown more for their leaves than their flowers, even

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How to Grow Dinner Plate Hibiscus

Don’t let those huge blooms fool you! It is easy to grow hibiscus with dinner plate-sized flowers if you follow a few simple tips. Yours will be the envy of the neighborhood every summer if you treat them right! Hibiscus Summerific® ‘Evening Rose’ The tropical flair that perennial hibiscus exudes may fool you into thinking

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