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What’s New at Garden Crossings?

There is never a dull moment here at Garden Crossings! We work year-round to improve and expand our business, search for new plants and products we think our customers will love, and assemble a five star team of people to make it all happen. Here are a few highlights of what’s new this season. New

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How to Plan a Garden So Something Is Always in Bloom

Photo Courtesy of Susan Martin Growing a beautiful garden where something is always in bloom takes some time to master but is incredibly rewarding in the long run. Here are 10 valuable tips here that will help you along in the process. These are things we’ve learned from our own experience developing our gardens over

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10 Inspiring Container Gardening Ideas for Sun and Shade

The beauty of gardening in containers is that it can be done anywhere. Since you control the soil and water, plus you can decide what amount of sun to set the planter in, you know your plants will thrive. Sometimes, we just need to see ideas to inspire us on how to select coordinating colors

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Heidi and Rod’s Top 10 New Plants for 2022

With so many fun new plants to try each year, how do you choose? Start by taking a look at Heidi and Rod’s list of top ten favorites. They know a good plant when they see one and since they have the advantage of growing many of the new varieties before they are introduced, you’ll

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How to Start a New Garden in 10 Steps

So, you want to start a garden! That’s wonderful news! Growing a garden is a fun and rewarding process that takes time and is well-worth the effort. Here are ten steps to follow when starting a new garden from scratch. You might be surprised to find that planting doesn’t begin until step 8. Much of

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The Evolution of a Garden

One rose. It was the only plant the former owners of my Michigan home asked to take with them when I moved in around May 2005. The rose had once belonged to his mother and now it was moving halfway across the country to find a new place in their Idaho garden. That left precisely

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5 Gardening Mistakes Even Experienced Gardeners Make

At the end of the season, were there a few things you would have done differently? It’s true for everyone—no matter how long we’ve been gardening, there are always things we want to change. The garden is constantly evolving. I’ve been gardening on a shaded one-third acre parcel for 16 years and would consider myself

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DIY Terrarium Tips

Winter is the perfect time to make a DIY terrarium—a garden under glass—that you can enjoy indoors until it’s time to get back out into your garden again. There are lots of different styles of terrariums to choose from, but they all contain the same basic few ingredients: a clear glass container with or without

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How to Build a Planter Table

Some of the most unique pieces of furniture are often handcrafted. That’s the case with the crate table planter you see here which is made from four repurposed fruit crates and a piece of scrap plywood. It is durable enough to stay out in a screened porch or other dry area year-round and should last

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10 Ways to Share Your Garden with Others

“Sharing is the most fundamental act of friendship. It is a way you can give something without losing anything.” – Richard Stallman It is wonderful to be able to enjoy your hydrangeas blooming prolifically or to collect a basketful of fresh produce out of the garden for your supper, but those experiences are made all

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Designing Four Season Porch Pots

One easy yet impactful thing you can do to boost your home’s curb appeal is add matching porch pots to flank your front door. Take a drive through a nice neighborhood this weekend and see how others are doing it near you. There’s something about having beautiful flowers on the porch that makes a home

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Help! My ornamental grass is taking over my container!

Purple fountain grass is a classic go-to for summer and fall containers, but it takes a little practice to use them successfully. The most common call for help we hear from our customers is when their grass takes over their container at the expense of everything they have planted it with. Let’s take a closer

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