Planting A Fragrance Garden

What’s the first thing that comes to mind and makes you smile when you think about your garden? Is it the vivid colors that add vibrance and beauty to your yard? The hum of bees and hummingbirds buzzing from flower to flower as they pollinate your garden beds while searching for food? Or, is it […]

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19 Great Garden Books for a Winter Escape

With the holidays over and the garden still blanketed in snow, what’s a gardener to do to survive the cold, dark days of winter? Dream of spring blooms, of course! And what’s the best way to prepare for a new garden season? Rest, rejuvenate, and reap garden inspiration by reading great gardening books! With literally […]

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7 Superb, Classic Blue Perennials for Your Garden

Do you know that 2020 is the year of “Classic Blue?” For the past two decades, global color guru Pantone® proclaimed a “Color of the Year”—and trend followers everywhere quickly updated their wardrobes and interior décor with splashes of the anointed “it” color. But why limit Pantone’s trending hue to scarves and throw pillows? Instead, […]

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How to Winter-Proof Your Garden

As winter pummels the garden and snowdrifts create mini-mountains in your landscape, it’s easy to enjoy the frosty wonderland from inside your home. However, your plants and garden décor may not appreciate the seasonal stress. To protect your garden from harsh winter weather, follow our easy steps to winter-proof your plants and garden goodies. Protecting […]

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Great Gifts for Gardeners

As temperatures plummet and snow covers the landscape, garden season may seem ages away—unless you’re lucky to live in a warm zone! Most gardeners start counting the days until spring as soon as the first frost hits, hoarding seed catalogs and dog-earing interesting landscape designs in their favorite books and magazines. Even if the weather […]

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11 Perfect Perennials for Winter Interest

As the temperatures cool and daylight hours shorten, the beautiful blooms of fall plants fade. While late autumn and winter induce dormancy in many plants, your garden can still shine brightly with a bit of planning—and the proper perennials that add color, texture, and interest throughout the dreary days of winter. Rather than focus on […]

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Perennials and Bulbs: Perfect Companions for Spring Gardens

If you’re like most gardeners, your mailbox overflows each fall with flower bulb catalogs, tempting you with stunning tulips and dazzling daffodils. Bulb companies know we need a burst of blooming spring beauty after enduring the cold, dark days of winter. After all, who doesn’t love the first spring snowdrop or cute crocus? Fall is […]

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How to Add Texture to Your Garden

Creating a beautiful garden involves more than selecting pretty flowers and planting them in beds. The most memorable, lovely gardens add interest with long seasons of blooms, lush layers, and carefully selected plants perfect for their environment. As you design your garden space, color and size are important considerations, but texture also plays an integral […]

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5 Ways to Create a Bird-Friendly Garden

If you’re like many nature lovers, you probably saw the recent reports about the decline of bird populations. According to a study published in the journal Science, the number of birds in the United States and Canada fell by 29 percent since 1970. That translates to 2.9 billion fewer birds now than 50 years ago. […]

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7 Perennials for Fabulous Fall Foliage

Ah, autumn…the season of apple cider and cozy sweaters. As temperatures cool and days shorten, it’s time to pick apples and enjoy fabulous fall colors. But maple trees aren’t the only brilliant displays for your landscape. Many perennials offer fantastic fall foliage, too! Why Choose Perennials for Fall Foliage? While most gardeners choose plants based on […]

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