Planting A Fragrance Garden

What’s the first thing that comes to mind and makes you smile when you think about your garden? Is it the vivid colors that add vibrance and beauty to your yard? The hum of bees and hummingbirds buzzing from flower to flower as they pollinate your garden beds while searching for food? Or, is it […]

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7 Superb, Classic Blue Perennials for Your Garden

Do you know that 2020 is the year of “Classic Blue?” For the past two decades, global color guru Pantone® proclaimed a “Color of the Year”—and trend followers everywhere quickly updated their wardrobes and interior décor with splashes of the anointed “it” color. But why limit Pantone’s trending hue to scarves and throw pillows? Instead, […]

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11 Perfect Perennials for Winter Interest

As the temperatures cool and daylight hours shorten, the beautiful blooms of fall plants fade. While late autumn and winter induce dormancy in many plants, your garden can still shine brightly with a bit of planning—and the proper perennials that add color, texture, and interest throughout the dreary days of winter. Rather than focus on […]

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How to Add Texture to Your Garden

Creating a beautiful garden involves more than selecting pretty flowers and planting them in beds. The most memorable, lovely gardens add interest with long seasons of blooms, lush layers, and carefully selected plants perfect for their environment. As you design your garden space, color and size are important considerations, but texture also plays an integral […]

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7 Perennials for Fabulous Fall Foliage

Ah, autumn…the season of apple cider and cozy sweaters. As temperatures cool and days shorten, it’s time to pick apples and enjoy fabulous fall colors. But maple trees aren’t the only brilliant displays for your landscape. Many perennials offer fantastic fall foliage, too! Why Choose Perennials for Fall Foliage? While most gardeners choose plants based on […]

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Top Tips for Growing Perennial Mums

When pumpkin spice lattes pop up on café menus, you know what that means: it’s time to plan your fall garden! And what’s the most popular plant for autumn gardens? Mums, of course! With their cheerful flowers in shades of yellow, red, orange, rust,  white, purple, and pink, they’re a natural companion to scarecrows, pumpkins, […]

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16 Fabulous Fall Flowers

The lazy days of summer may be over, but it’s not time to put your garden to bed yet. In fact, the cooler autumn temperatures make it a perfect season to add more interest to your garden and extend its beauty with fall blooming plants. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite fall blooming perennials […]

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How to create layers in the perennial garden

How to Create Lovely Layers in the Garden

When you tour gardens, do you wonder how beautiful blooms become a cohesive, colorful, season-long show? How do the plants blend so perfectly into a cool-colored, serene space, a riot of bright colors to excite the senses, or a contemporary, elegant green space designed for entertaining? While public gardens’ beautiful designs may be due to […]

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How to Create a Cool Summer Garden

Ah, summer. Do you look forward to long, lazy, stress-free months relaxing by the pool, sipping icy beverages in the garden with friends, or watching the hummingbirds’ acrobatics? Unfortunately, summer’s bliss often evaporates as the thermometer rises. It’s challenging to enjoy the garden view as sweat drips into your eyes. Wait–don’t retreat into the air […]

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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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