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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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What Kind of Soil Should I Use in my Containers?

container gardenReady to start container gardening this season? Let’s talk about soil. Lots of people have questions about what kind of soil is best to use in containers, whether they can reuse the soil from last year, and what they should put in the bottom of the container. Here are your answers!

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Top 10 Unique New Annuals for 2019

New Annuals for 2019See what’s trending in annuals this season. We’ve included a few extra-large surprises in the mix we’re loving for landscapes, as well as groundbreaking colors never seen before in a few popular plants. Check out our picks for top ten most unique new annuals, all available beginning this spring.
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Late Winter Garden Planning You Can Do from Indoors

Incrediball HydrangeaThis time of year, everyone is itching for spring to arrive so we can head on out and play in our gardens once again. While you’re waiting for the snow to melt, here are five things you can do from inside your warm house to prepare for the new season.

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Grow Your Own Bouquet

Bouquet

Why limit yourself to Valentine’s Day? You can have bouquets in every season when you grow a garden. Let’s take a look at some of the longest lasting cut flowers you could be harvesting from your own flower borders this coming season. I’ll give you a few tips for making your bouquets last, too.

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Supertunia vs. Seed Petunias

LandscapeTheir flowers may look similar, but not all petunias grow and perform the same way in the garden. Likewise, the alluring scent of sweet alyssum may be equally sublime across all varieties, but some bloom longer than others. Why is that? The secret lies in their genes. Let’s take a closer look.

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