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What is an Ornamedible?

The term “ornamedible” is picking up steam with today’s gardeners and you might be wondering what it actually means. Ornamedible is a plant that combines both ornamental and edible qualities into one – something you might grow primarily for one use or the other, but ultimately fulfills both roles. You might also think of it

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5 Tips for Starting a Garden with Your Kids

If you were lucky enough to have plenty of outdoor time when you were young, think about how those experiences shaped your life going forward. You love having time to spend out in your garden now, whether it’s just a few minutes to harvest the peppers you’ll be using in tonight’s dinner or a few

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5 Ways to Make Your Garden Feel More Tropical

When I visit southern Florida, there’s always one simple pleasure I look forward to — exiting the airport doors and stepping out into the warm, humid air for the first time. There’s an instant rush of oxygen as I take in the lush plantings around me. Things I’ve only grown as small houseplants overflow in

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10 Ideas for Cozy Outdoor Spaces

When summer arrives, we want to spend every moment we can soaking up the sunshine and fresh air. Instead of being couped up in front of the TV at night, we move our living spaces out onto our decks or under our pergolas and build a fire in the outdoor fireplace. If you’re looking for

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Why Innovative Plant Breeding Makes Such a Difference

Plant breeders work every day to refine the plants we love to grow in our gardens. They are passionate about developing new varieties that offer desirable traits like greater disease resistance, a longer bloom time, and that are easier to grow. If you gave up planting something years ago because it had an undesirable trait,

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10 Best New Shrubs This Year

We love shrubs! We love growing them in our greenhouses, we love offering unique varieties to our customers, and we love them in our own home landscape. We get as excited as you to see what’s new, and this year’s batch of new shrubs from Proven Winners® ColorChoice® contains some trulyextraordinary plants. Here are ten

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ALLIUM MILLENIUM ONION ORNAMENTAL

Durable Plants For Landscapes

Allium  ‘Millenium’ Allium ‘Millenium’ is a ball of fun for your garden and landscapes. Standing 15-20 inches tall and 10-15 inches wide, the upright dark glossy green foliage creates a thick mound of color. In mid-summer, loads of ball-shaped flowers emerge. Each lavender flower of Allium ‘Millenium’ can reach up to 2 inches across and

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HYDRANGEA INCREDIBALL SMOOTH HYDRANGEA

Foundational Plants Everyone Should Grow

Incrediball® Hydrangea (Smooth Hydrangea) INCREDIBALL® Hydrangea is a new and improved Hydrangea Annabelle from Spring Meadow Nursery and will amaze everyone with its colossal blooms. INCREDIBALL® has strong, hefty stems that won’t droop and large dark green leaves. The blooms emerge lime green, change to white, then turn green as they age, and are striking

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What to Expect When Your Plants Arrive

Timing We always recommend ordering early in the season for best selection. This is to your advantage as many plants do sell out every year. If you order in the winter, we will wait to ship your order until the spring based on your hardiness zone. See our shipping date chart here. If you feel

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Why Should I order Early?

As a 20+ year veteran of the horticulture industry, I am privy to some “behind the scenes” information that helps me understand why things work the way they do in this business. I am also a consummate skeptic. When most businesses tell me to Order today!, an audible “humph” can be heard under my breath.

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Heidi and Rod’s Top 15 New Plants for 2021

Come see what’s new this year as we describe our top 15 favorite new varieties of annuals, perennials and shrubs for the new season. We’ll share our experience in trialing these plants and describe exactly why we loved them. When shopping for new plants this season, this is the place to start.

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10 Best Garden Plants for Holiday Decorating

By growing the right kinds of plants in your landscape, you’ll be able to create gorgeous winter arrangements like this one from Laura of @Garden Answer without spending a cent. Here are ten plants you’ll want to be growing so you can harvest from them this time of year. Harvest for Flowers ‘Snowbells’ Christmas Rose

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