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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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Mums Galore!

It’s a sure sign of fall when garden mums start popping up in street plantings and store window boxes around town. Decorating with fall blooming mums is a quick and easy way to freshen up your containers with the colors of the season. New this year, we’re offering a broad array of single and double-flowered garden mums for fall delivery. Let’s see what’s in store!

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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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Seven Essential Summer Gardening Tasks

landscape When the sun is shining and the breeze is warm, you’ll most likely find me enjoying some fresh air and exercise in the garden. There’s always something to do there–gardening is a process, not an event. Here are seven essential summer gardening tasks I make a habit of doing, and you might want to consider, too, in order to keep your garden looking sensational all summer long.

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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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Memorializing Loved Ones with Cemetery Flowers

Cemetery CrossIf you’re thinking of planting flowers at the gravesite of a loved one this season, there are a few things to consider first. I’ll walk you through the experience so you’ll be prepared, and give you a plant list to work from.

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Heidi’s 5 Favorite Clematis and How to Grow Them

silmakiviWhen it’s time to start “growing up”, fill your trellises, obelisks and arches with gorgeous vining clematis. Each one is prettier than the next, so we’ve narrowed our list of 70+ cultivars down to five of Heidi’s favorites. Take a look, and find helpful growing tips too, in today’s blog.

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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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Ten Plants Deer Won’t Eat

DeerHave you spotted Bambi and her mom strolling through your garden in the early morning hours lately? Encourage them to keep right on walking by filling your garden with plants they don’t like to eat. Here are ten perennials and shrubs you’ll love, but deer won’t.

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