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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. Whether you’re a  lifestyle blogger looking to […]

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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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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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You Just Bought a House: Now What?

Homebuying is never a simple, cut-and-dry process, but when you finally sign the papers on the house of your dreams, the feeling of excitement takes over. If you’re nodding your head to this, there’s a good chance you just recently went through it. In which case—congrats to you! Moving into a new home is so […]

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Amethyst in Snow: Get to Know This Uniquely-Named Perennial

It’s time for us to delve yet again into the world of uniquely named flowers. If you recall, we previously rounded up our favourite plants with funny names. Then, we introduced you to spurges—another neat plant with a curious name. And now, we’re going to introduce you to another one of our favourite varieties, one […]

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6 Surprising Facts About Spurges

Spurges. It’s a funny name, right? Not to be confused with sponges, spurges are actually an interesting perennial that are super simple to care for, so they would make a great addition to any gardener’s collection! To help you get more acquainted with this plant and its fascinating foliage, we thought it would be a […]

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How to Use Feng Shui in Your Garden Design

Feng Shui… You may have heard of it, but how much do you really know about it? To start off with the basics, Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art and science that originated more than 3,000 years ago. It relates to the orientation of things and how they affect the flow of energy. So, […]

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How to Get Your Year-Round Indoor Herb Garden Started

Have you ever thought about starting an indoor herb garden? Perhaps you live in a city or in a small space, and you don’t have the option to grow your own veggies over a couple acres. Heck, you don’t even have a yard! Instead, you have either the indoors or a balcony of sorts to […]

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