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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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Caring for Your Fresh Cut Christmas Tree in Five Easy Steps

O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree How lovely are thy branches O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree How lovely are thy branches… To keep your Christmas tree’s branches looking lovely all the way through the holidays, follow these five simple but important tips.  1. Make a fresh cut before putting the tree in the stand.

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5 Tips for Taking Better Pictures of Your Garden

No matter what kind of camera you are using—your phone, tablet, or a digital camera (remember those?), there are a few key principles that always work to produce gorgeous pictures. Let’s brush up your photography skills with these simple tips. #1 – It’s all about capturing the light. Your garden may be bursting with lush

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20 Tips for Boosting the Yield from Your Vegetable Garden

As the demand for healthy, accessible produce increases, more people are looking for tips on how to maximize the yields in their own vegetable gardens. Here are 20 helpful tips to use as a checklist when planning, planting, maintaining, and harvesting. 1. Nourish your soil. Nowhere is it more important to nourish your soil than

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Which Espoma Organic Product is Right for You

Beautiful plants thrive with a steady supply of nutrients and microbe-rich soil, and when pest or disease issues pop up it’s comforting to know there are effective organic solutions available. Whether you consider yourself an environmentally conscious gardener or are looking for child and pet-safe products, you can count on Espoma Organic products to help

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The Story Behind the Plant: Decadence® Baptisia

If you’ve ever wondered where new plants come from, you’ll enjoy this story behind the Decadence® Baptisia series, developed by renowned plant hybridizer Hans Hansen. Baptisia, commonly known as false indigo, is quite literally an ancient plant that dates back to the time of the Ancient Egyptians. It’s also a prolific native prairie plant here

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10 New Perennials for Sun and Shade

Incredible advancements are made in perennials every year, so they are easier to grow and more beautiful for us to enjoy in our gardens. We’ve rounded up a group of ten new perennials we think you’ll love as much as we do, including four unique newcomers for shade. Let’s dive in and take a closer

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A Trio of New Perennials for Shade

New options for shade? Yes, please! Let me tell you about three new varieties of my favorite shade perennials that are available for the first time this year. Even gardeners who struggle with deer and rabbits can enjoy these beauties. For most of the growing season, mature red oaks and sugar maples cast a glimmering

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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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