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Why Innovative Plant Breeding Makes Such a Difference

Plant breeders work every day to refine the plants we love to grow in our gardens. They are passionate about developing new varieties that offer desirable traits like greater disease resistance, a longer bloom time, and that are easier to grow. If you gave up planting something years ago because it had an undesirable trait,

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10 New Perennials for Your Sunny Landscape

Spring Bling™ Hybrid Creeping Phlox Ring in the spring season with these early blooming groundcover phlox! If you’ve ever grown creeping phlox, then you know how much joy they bring to the landscape after a long winter. They form a carpet of vibrant blooms that welcome back pollinating bees and butterflies into the garden. This

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RHODODENDRON PERFECTO MUNDO DOUBLE PINK REBLOOMING AZALEA

10 Best New Shrubs This Year

We love shrubs! We love growing them in our greenhouses, we love offering unique varieties to our customers, and we love them in our own home landscape. We get as excited as you to see what’s new, and this year’s batch of new shrubs from Proven Winners® ColorChoice® contains some trulyextraordinary plants. Here are ten

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ALLIUM MILLENIUM ONION ORNAMENTAL

Durable Plants For Landscapes

Allium  ‘Millenium’ Allium ‘Millenium’ is a ball of fun for your garden and landscapes. Standing 15-20 inches tall and 10-15 inches wide, the upright dark glossy green foliage creates a thick mound of color. In mid-summer, loads of ball-shaped flowers emerge. Each lavender flower of Allium ‘Millenium’ can reach up to 2 inches across and

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HYDRANGEA INCREDIBALL SMOOTH HYDRANGEA

Foundational Plants Everyone Should Grow

Incrediball® Hydrangea (Smooth Hydrangea) INCREDIBALL® Hydrangea is a new and improved Hydrangea Annabelle from Spring Meadow Nursery and will amaze everyone with its colossal blooms. INCREDIBALL® has strong, hefty stems that won’t droop and large dark green leaves. The blooms emerge lime green, change to white, then turn green as they age, and are striking

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Plants For Your Home Office

Oxalis ‘Charmed Wine’(Shamrock) CHARMED® Wine Oxalis has burgundy-plum, shamrock-shaped leaves, graced with dainty blush-white flowers. The flowers bloom mid spring through late summer, appearing through the foliage. CHARMED® Wine makes a great presentation in shady areas. Oxalis is also adaptable as a houseplant for year-round enjoyment. This easy-care, drought tolerant annual grows best in part

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10 New and Newer Annuals You Should Know

As we eagerly await the beginning of a new season, it’s always fun to see what’s new and find a few new favorites. Which new plants will fit this year’s color scheme? Is it a goal of yours to draw in more pollinators or hummingbirds? Looking for some easy new plants to grow as cut

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What to Expect When Your Plants Arrive

Timing We always recommend ordering early in the season for best selection. This is to your advantage as many plants do sell out every year. If you order in the winter, we will wait to ship your order until the spring based on your hardiness zone. See our shipping date chart here. If you feel

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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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What Happens at the Greenhouse in the Winter?

What Do We Do in the Winter? This time of year, not too much is happening in our gardens outside, but what about in the greenhouse? While the gardening season may be over for now, our team at Garden Crossings is still hard at work. Though our work week has come back down to a

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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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