Garden Blog – Category: Landscape Plantings

What’s in a Name?

Have you ever wondered how plants get their names? I’ll let you in on the backstory of some of my favorites in today’s blog post.

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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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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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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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Five Ways to Use Supertunia Vista® Petunias in Your Landscape

Supertunia VistaLooking to add a vibrant splash of color to your landscape in a flash? You can’t go wrong with Supertunia Vista petunias. There’s a reason we use them in our own gardens every year and they are always top sellers: they create awesome impact with little effort. Let’s look at five ways you can use them in your own landscape this season.

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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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