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10 Inspired Ways to Style Your Porch and Patio

Ready for some porch and patio inspiration? The ten styling ideas you’ll see here will get your creative wheels turning. There’s a little something for everyone and every time of the year. Dressing up your patio can be as fun as decorating your living room when you consider the uses for the space and the

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12 Small Space Garden Ideas

Whether you garden exclusively on a balcony or around a small patio, you can surround yourself with plants you’ll love. Below we share some small space garden ideas. We’ll show you how using a dozen different examples and explain what makes each space work for the homeowner. Handy plant lists will help you achieve a

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10 Garden Types to Suit Your Style

#1 – The Entertainer’s Garden If you love to entertain outdoors, focus your energy on sprucing up your outdoor living and dining spaces. A little hardscaping, like the pergola you see here, helps to define livable “rooms” in the yard while providing filtered shade above the patio table. Surround the area with vibrant red, yellow,

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Heidi and Rod’s Top 12 for 2023

Every summer, we look forward to trialing the new plants we’ll be offering in our garden center the following year. A few varieties always rise to the top of our must-haves list as they deliver a fantastic garden performance in our own gardens and in other trial gardens nearby. We usually tell you about our

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Garden Crossings

What You Should Know Before You Decide Where to Shop

We understand that you have many different options for purchasing plants and gardening products. We are proud to be part of an entire industry of plant producers who provide home gardeners and plant enthusiasts with the beautiful plants that fill their homes and gardens. The more we talk to our customers, the more we realize

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Sustainability Efforts at Garden Crossings

At Garden Crossings, we are in the business of helping people beautify their world with flowers and plants. We’re part of what’s known as the “green industry” which is made up of growers and garden centers that produce and sell live plants. But there’s another reason we are so “green”—our sustainable way of doing business.

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6 Things You Need to Know to Keep Your Houseplants Happy

leafjoy™ Cocoon™ houseplant collection by Proven Winners We’re jumping on board the houseplant craze and offering leafjoy™ houseplants by Proven Winners®! When it’s too cold to garden outdoors, you can keep your green thumb going all through the winter months by tending to your houseplants. They are what breathes life into indoor spaces and make

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Simple Rain Garden DIY Project

If one of your goals is to garden more sustainably, consider incorporating a DIY rain garden into your landscape. These gardens can look a lot like a perennial garden to help them blend in well with your other garden beds, but they serve a unique ecological purpose. The primary function of a rain garden is

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Feed the Birds with These “Berry” Beautiful Garden Shrubs

Robins enjoying Berry Poppins® winterberries. Photo courtesy of Spring Meadow Nursery. It’s no coincidence that shrubs tend to produce their berries in late summer and fall rather than in the spring. One reason is because plants and birds have coevolved to benefit one another. Fall berries tend to be high in antioxidants which help to

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Top 10 Plants with Four Season Interest

If you are like many people, you are looking for plants that do it all—provide year-round beauty, color and interest in the landscape. Here are ten of our very best all season outdoor plants that will help you accomplish that goal in your garden design. #1 – Pyramidal Evergreens Pyramidal evergreen trees and shrubs are

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How to Bring Your Plants Indoors for Winter

If you’ve been growing houseplants outdoors this summer, now may be the time to start moving them indoors. Once temperatures start consistently dipping below 60°F, the plants can begin to shut down and drop leaves, so aim to get them moved back inside before then. Below we share our top tips for bringing houseplants indoors

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25 Gardening Tips for Seniors and Busy Homeowners

Lots of people who like to garden also like to collect plants. We find irresistible plants everywhere we go and one by one, our gardens grow. And grow. And grow! While it’s perfectly OK (and fun!) to collect lots of different kinds of plants, we need to get smarter about which ones we allow into

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