Hummingbird Pollinator Garden

Perennials for Pollinators – 9 Perfect Choices

Lovely, lush, beautifully designed gardens offer a great escape to relax and unwind–but nothing adds more tranquility to a garden than watching butterflies flit from flower to flower. If you’re a fan of pollinators (and who isn’t?), try adding perennials for pollinators to your garden design plan. You’ll increase your garden pleasure even more when […]

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Shasta daisy

Meet our Favorite “FREAKY” Variety of Shasta Daisy

When you think of daisies, does an image of white petals with a vibrant yellow center come to mind? That picture is known as the shasta daisy! These classic blooms are beloved by many, so much so that breeders have actually created various new types of shasta daisies. One of these shasta daisy varieties is […]

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Blushing Turtle

Blushing Turtle: Where to Plant This Low-Maintenance Geranium

Gardening is a blast, but it’s even more fun when you can keep your plants alive and thriving. That’s why we like introducing you to some of the less fussy varieties—novice gardeners or those with not-so-green thumbs can experience the joy of gardening with low-maintenance plants such as the ‘Blushing Turtle’ geranium. With fragrant foliage […]

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how to take pictures of flowers

Gardens in the Instagram Age: Top Tips for Taking Great Flower Photos

In today’s age of smartphones and Instagram, everyone’s a photographer. Especially when there’s something we’d like to show off—like our lovely garden—the desire to take photos grows. But just because your blooms look stunning in their natural habitat, doesn’t mean they’ll translate the same way through the lens. That’s why I have some tips for […]

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Penstemon Prairie Twilight

Prairie Twilight: Get to know this special perennial

It’s the little things in life that can really brighten it. One of those things is silly flower names, and we have the pleasure of introducing another peculiarly-named bloom to you today! Friends, meet the hardy and intriguing Penstemon (Beard Tongue) ‘Prairie Twilight.’ This spunky, upright flower features pink tubular flowers with white blooms at […]

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perennials fertilizer

Do My Perennials Need Fertilizer?

When it comes to caring for your perennials, you might be wondering if you’ve been skipping a very important step. You’ve heard about fertilizer and know it’s supposed to help boost plants’ growth, but do your plants need it? When it comes to fertilizer, also known as “feeding” your plants, there is actually quite a […]

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benefits of gardening for your mood

7 Ways A Summer Garden Benefits Your Mood

Ever start getting really into Lana Del Rey’s song, “Summertime Sadness,” and start to realize you truly are experiencing a little hot-weather dejection? It’s like she knew exactly what happens to many of us when the heat gets to our heads and we’re beginning to beg for blistery, cold days. Well, sulk no more. Did […]

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Beautiful Frivolity: Garden Follies From Around the World

Let’s get right to it… You’ve probably heard of the term garden folly but you’re not quite sure exactly what it is. A garden folly is a structure built or added to gardens simply for aesthetic effect. Its name, a folly, is fitting because it doesn’t actually serve a purpose other than looking pretty. Regardless […]

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