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Annual Flowers

20 of Our Best Fragrant Plants for Your Garden

When designing your garden, it’s important to consider elements like color, texture and shape, but don’t forget fragrance too. The sweet perfume of fragrant plants will enhance the way you experience your garden by engaging more of your senses, evoking memories tied to certain scents, and causing you to interact with your flowers more closely.

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Flowering Shrubs

8 Plants Pollinators Are Loving Right Now

It’s late August in Michigan and as I am sitting here looking out my window into my garden, I’m seeing an incredible number of bees whizzing by while a beautiful yellow Eastern swallowtail butterfly hangs upside down to feed on my six-foot tall ‘Uchida’ lilies. I am blessed to welcome so many pollinators into my

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HYDRANGEA LETS DANCE CANCAN MOUNTAIN HYDRANGEA
Flowering Shrubs

10 New Flowering Shrubs for Your Landscape

What would our gardens be without shrubs to bring structure and a sense of order to the space? We are continually amazed at the ingenuity of plant breeders who bring us new shrubs with traits we never even imagined possible. We love growing shrubs and it was incredibly tough to pick just ten favorites from

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HIBISCUS SUMMERIFIC CANDY CRUSH ROSE MALLOW
Annual Flowers

Heidi and Rod’s Picks: Best New Plants for 2020

HEIDI’S TOP 5 NEW PLANTS FOR 2020 Summerific® ‘Candy Crush’ rose mallow Hibiscus While you are spending your time indoors playing Candy Crush Saga this winter, be sure to check out our new ‘Candy Crush’ rose mallow. We guarantee it is way more fun than swapping candy squares on a game board! We’ve been waiting

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Creating a Flutter in The Landscape

This Little ‘Miss’ Has A lot to Offer

Butterfly Bushes 'Miss' seriesIf you look closely (at the white flower) you will notice one of my favorite creatures that come and visit the garden, a hummingbird! Are you looking to attract more fluttery friends to your garden this summer? Let me show you 3 of my favorite ‘Miss’es.

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HIBISCUS SUMMERIFIC CRANBERRY CRUSH ROSE MALLOW
Garden Perennials

Red, White and Blue Plants for Your Summer Landscape

Red, white and blue is a popular color theme for gardens at summer cottages where patio containers overflow with red geraniums, white alyssum and blue lobelia. If you select your perennials and shrubs with the patriotic theme in mind, you can also have a landscape filled with red, white and blue flowers that are blooming

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Bring On The Butterflies!

Plants for a Butterfly Garden

Butterfly GardenI think there is two things that all gardeners have in common, the love for plants and the love of the butterfly. There is nothing more beautiful than the graceful flutter of butterflies frolicking from one flower to another. Add more color to your garden with the beauty of the butterfly.

Are you saying “I have this beautiful garden full of colorful blooms but have not seen that many butterflies all season!” The problem might be that you do not have the right plants for a butterfly garden. Although it is not difficult to attract butterflies with plants, there are a few elements that you need. You will want flowers that will attract the butterfly through all stages in its life. You will need a place for it to lay its eggs, plants that the large can eat off, places for the caterpillars to spin their chrysalides and once the chrysalides hatch, flower sources for the butterflies to get nectar.

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New 2012 Spring Collection of Perennial Plants

Cherry Star SuperbellsOnline PR News – 06-March-2012 –Online and retail garden center Garden Crossings introduces its spring 2012 collection of newly developed perennial plants. Garden Crossings’ new selections include diverse plant varieties such as Achilleas (Yarrows), Agastaches (Hyssops), Buddleias (Butterfly Bushes), Osteospermum (African Daisy) and more.

Garden Crossings offers more than 1,100 different plant varieties. This spring, Garden Crossings is adding new plant species to their extensive inventory. The 2012 spring collection’s perennial plants have distinct characteristics and unique coloring for all types of landscapes and gardens. Garden enthusiasts can select from an array of options such as hosta plants, coneflower Echinaceas and perennials defined by distinctive foliage and flower blossoms.

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Moon Garden
Annual Flowers

Grow a Moon Garden

Photo Courtesy of Proven Winners You may have seen the idea of planting a moon garden pop up in your social feeds recently since it has become quite trendy. But the concept of designing a garden with plants and water features that reflect the moonlight is an ancient trend born centuries ago in China’s meditation

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5 Tips for Taking Better Pictures of Your Garden

No matter what kind of camera you are using—your phone, tablet, or a digital camera (remember those?), there are a few key principles that always work to produce gorgeous pictures. Let’s brush up your photography skills with these simple tips. #1 – It’s all about capturing the light. Your garden may be bursting with lush

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Dealing with Deer and Rabbits

Deer and rabbits are adorable creatures…as long as they are not eating your plants! Watch how quickly your expression turns from “How cute!” to “Oh no!” once you realize they are eating the crocuses you’ve waited all winter to bloom or the lily buds you’ve been anxiously watching form for the last month. But all is

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Tough plants for Challenging Garden Conditions

As with most things in life, gardening is more fun when you are faced with fewer challenges like clay soil, hungry deer or full shade—that is, until you know how to meet and defeat those challenges. It takes some practice, but in time, you will learn which kinds of plants you can grow without any

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