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4 Fabulous Drought-Tolerant Perennials

When you think about drought-tolerant plants, do you envision an arid landscape filled with rocks, cacti, and succulents? Think again! Many gorgeous gardens include lush layers of colorful blooms and fabulous foliage—but also contain drought-tolerant plants to enhance the garden’s sustainability. After all, as temperatures rise and many regions experience extended droughts, choosing plants that […]

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4 Fabulous Deer-Resistant Perennials

Do you plant for wildlife? If you’re like most gardeners, you love watching hummingbirds pause for a sip of nectar, bees gathering pollen, and butterflies flitting among the flowers. Sometimes, though, adorable garden visitors turn into bullies, destroying beloved plants and wreaking havoc on your landscape. Even if you’re a wildlife advocate, what animals do […]

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10 Top Perennials for a Cutting Garden

Gardeners love beds filled with beautiful blooms, but many of us also adore bringing flowers inside to fill our homes with fragrance and color. While the locally-grown movement inspires fresh food raised in backyard gardens, it also led to the “garden-to-vase” trend—creating pretty, practical cutting gardens filled with seasonal blooms to fill vases throughout the […]

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3 Steps for a Perfect Spring Container Garden

After a long winter, spring’s arrival makes gardeners giddy. We’re ready to race outside, get our hands in the dirt, and create gorgeous gardens! However, for many areas, snow and freezing temperatures continue well past March 20, and the soil remains frozen. What’s an eager gardener to do? Plant a container garden! While tender annuals […]

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9 Perfect Perennials for Pollinators

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 pollinator-friendly perennials to your garden design plan. You’ll increase your garden pleasure even more when surrounded […]

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Checklist: Prepare Your Garden for Spring

It’s safe to say that all 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 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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