growing hibiscus

A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Perennial Hibiscus

You might recognize hibiscus flowers from postcards titling tropical locations such as “Greetings from Florida!” or “Aloha from Hawaii!” And while hibiscus are definitely hardy, heat-loving garden show-stoppers, there’s a little bit more you might not know about these large, bell-shaped, pink, white and red flowers. Have you heard of perennial hibiscus? Here’s a quick […]

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Prepare garden for spring

Spring Garden Checklist

It’s safe to say that most of us are ready for spring to make its warm entrance in a few weeks. There is no doubt the winter blues can take a toll on anyone, even your plants. Perhaps some of your perennials have gone dormant for the winter, or your annuals have ended their life […]

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garden inspirations

Garden Inspiration from Famous Presidential Gardens

President’s Day is on Monday, February 18, this year, and what better way to honor our former presidents than by looking at all they’ve grown. Literally. As presidents moved into the White House, so too they took over the gardens. Depending on a president’s particular taste, the White House Gardens would take on new styles. […]

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Black history month

African-Americans in Horticulture – Celebrating Black History

February is Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in the U.S. It is a monthlong, annual observance in Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Black History Month began as a way to remember important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. This month, we’d […]

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Living Coral – Pantone’s Color of the Year

Another year is here, which means a slew of new gardening goals to tackle. And, if you’re one to follow design trends, you know that a new year also means something else: a brand-new Color of the Year from Pantone! The colour experts at Pantone choose a color to personify the year ahead, often based […]

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Gardening trends 2019

Gardening Trends to Try in 2019

A new year calls for new gardening goals. Why not add some new features and fun to your garden this year? Keeping up with gardening trends is an easy way to keep your gardening hobby fresh. You’ll never grow bored of your ever-changing outdoor oasis! Did you try any of the 2018 gardening trends we […]

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permaculture

What is Permaculture and How Can I Implement it in my Garden?

So, you’ve been gardening for a while, and it’s time to step up your game. You know about composting and other cheap garden hacks, but what about permaculture? Perhaps you’ve heard this term before, or you’ve seen other green-thumbed gardeners use it. But what does it mean? Coined in 1978 by David Colgren and Bill […]

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Gardening pests

5 Worst Gardening Pests and How to Deal With Them

Gardening Pests You take pride in your garden. All the labor, love and thought that went into your outdoor oasis are a result of your commitment to gardening. That’s why it can be extra frustrating when gardening pests come to destroy your efforts. When these natural nuisances make snacks out of your crops, it feels […]

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garden art

Fun, Creative Garden Art to Keep Your Garden Happy Through Winter

Why so glum, winter garden? There’s no need for garden spaces to be left to the wayside this winter. Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean your garden can’t brighten your life! While your winter-hardy plants hibernate for the season, spruce up your outdoor space with garden art. Colorful and cheery, garden art comes in […]

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