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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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We’re Growing!

Rod and Heidi in new greenhouseWinter is no time for vacation when you own greenhouses. The Garden Crossings team is hard at work this winter building more space to grow, stage and ship plants for spring. Check out their progress!

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Why Didn’t My Hydrangea Bloom?

HydrangeaThere’s just something about the plump, fluffy blossoms of hydrangeas that make them some of the most loved of all flowers. Maybe you carried them in your bridal bouquet or they remind you of your favorite aunt. We totally get that it can be really frustrating when you’ve taken the time to plant them and they don’t bloom. Let’s figure out how to turn that situation around together.

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10 Recommended Perennials and Shrubs for Clay Soil

Viburnum BrandywineIs your garden’s soil heavy and dense? When you squeeze a handful, does it stick together in a ball? If so, you are probably dealing with clay soil. The good news is that it packs a ton of nutrients that make some types of plants thrive. Let’s take a closer look at ten plants that will love to grow in your garden’s clay soil.

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How much water do my plants need?

Watering PlantsYou’ve planted up your containers and added new perennials and shrubs to your landscape. Now how often and how much do you need to water them? Let’s take a look at the specifics of watering to get those new plants growing.

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