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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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, fabulous fall flowers […]

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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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Perfect Perennials for your Garden

Do you know the perfect perennials to add to your garden space? We all love to save money in the garden. After all, annuals may provide a splash of color in borders, but it’s expensive and time-consuming to create gardens based on short-lived plants. Perennials, however, offer longevity. Plant once, give them a little TLC […]

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What To Pair With Your Container Anemone Flowers

If you have a container garden, you know how fun they can be. All you need to keep adding to is another pot or planter, and you’re ready to bring new blooms to the space! Plant containers can be anything from a classic terra cotta pot to Wellington boots to a watering can. Depending on […]

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Mum’s the Word: Are Mums Really Perennials?

Mums are more than what you call the woman who gave birth to you. They’re actually a family of flowers! O.K., O.K., you probably already knew that… But did you know that mums are not all annuals like most people believe? Even experienced gardeners are known to make this mistake, which leaves a lot of […]

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What’s the Difference Between Zonal, Pelargonium and Hardy Geranium?

If you’re wondering what separates different types of geraniums from one another, you’re not alone. The topic can be a little bit sticky–even for those who consider themselves green-thumbed! We’d like to help by explaining! It’s important to know the difference between a zonal, pelargonium, and a hardy geranium because these flowers do not flourish […]

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A Geranium By Any Other Name: Pelargoniums vs. Geraniums

Geraniums and Pelargoniums are both part of a beautiful flower family. While these two species are both part of the Geraniaceae family—much like families today—they could not be more different. Find out what makes these plants unique and why they are so often confused in this post: A Geranium By Any Other Name: Pelargoniums vs. Geraniums. […]

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Border Flowers – 4 Versatile Perennials for your Garden

Planting shorter perennials as border flowers for your garden helps defines lines, add dimension to larger plants and flowers and highlights borders and pathways. Using the right perennials as a border, you can soften edges and add more beauty to an already lovely garden. Perennial borders work well in any outdoor space. They are especially […]

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