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Go Inside Garden Crossings

Running a garden center is challenging but definitely has its benefits. In this blog, we’re going inside Garden Crossings to see how this family business works on the daily, which plants members of the staff enjoy the most, and looking at this season’s ups and downs. I interviewed owner Heidi Grasman and a few members

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Tough plants for Challenging Garden Conditions

As with most things in life, gardening is more fun when you are faced with fewer challenges like clay soil, hungry deer or full shade—that is, until you know how to meet and defeat those challenges. It takes some practice, but in time, you will learn which kinds of plants you can grow without any

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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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How to Start a New Garden in 10 Steps

So, you want to start a garden! That’s wonderful news! Growing a garden is a fun and rewarding process that takes time and is well-worth the effort. Here are ten steps to follow when starting a new garden from scratch. You might be surprised to find that planting doesn’t begin until step 8. Much of

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5 Gardening Mistakes Even Experienced Gardeners Make

At the end of the season, were there a few things you would have done differently? It’s true for everyone—no matter how long we’ve been gardening, there are always things we want to change. The garden is constantly evolving. I’ve been gardening on a shaded one-third acre parcel for 16 years and would consider myself

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DIY Terrarium Tips

Winter is the perfect time to make a DIY terrarium—a garden under glass—that you can enjoy indoors until it’s time to get back out into your garden again. There are lots of different styles of terrariums to choose from, but they all contain the same basic few ingredients: a clear glass container with or without

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How to Build a Planter Table

Some of the most unique pieces of furniture are often handcrafted. That’s the case with the crate table planter you see here which is made from four repurposed fruit crates and a piece of scrap plywood. It is durable enough to stay out in a screened porch or other dry area year-round and should last

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10 Ways to Share Your Garden with Others

“Sharing is the most fundamental act of friendship. It is a way you can give something without losing anything.” – Richard Stallman It is wonderful to be able to enjoy your hydrangeas blooming prolifically or to collect a basketful of fresh produce out of the garden for your supper, but those experiences are made all

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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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What is the best way to choose plants for hedges?

Photo Courtesy of Susan Martin Caption: Rather than creating a single hedge, this homeowner layered this shrub border with a mix of small to medium sized flowering shrubs in front of tall evergreens. This creates a more interesting landscape that has something to offer in every season. So, you want to grow a hedge! Let’s

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7 of Our Best Evergreen Shrubs for Privacy Hedges

Photo Courtesy of Spring Meadow If you are looking for a hedge that stays green all year, or one that will afford you a greater degree of privacy year-round, you’ve come to the right place. We’re sharing seven of our best evergreen shrubs for creating privacy hedges in your landscape here. With a mix of

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