How to Create Continuous Interest in the Garden

If you’re like most gardeners, you dream of beds filled with perpetually blooming plants that add color and interest to your landscape all year long. Unfortunately, it’s a rare perennial that blooms from the first day of spring through first frost. But with a bit of planning and our seasonal bloom cheat sheet, it’s possible […]

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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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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 so you’ll never grow bored of your ever-changing outdoor oasis. Did you try any of the 2018 gardening trends […]

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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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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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