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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 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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Selecting Perfect Perennials for your Garden

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 while they settle in, and then relax and enjoy while they create […]

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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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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. Geranium—The true geranium This is considered the true geranium. They are sometimes […]

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4 Versatile Perennials for your Garden Borders

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 a beautiful component to an already lovely garden. Perennial borders work well in any outdoor space. They are […]

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Cottage garden

Should I Plant A Cottage Garden?

Cottage gardens burst and overwhelm with their colours and foliage. They aren’t stuffy or stingy and they certainly don’t lack in abundance. Cottage gardens are informal and quaint. Flowers flow freely out of containers and climbing plants tumble down the very fences that mean to contain them. Herbs and flowers look as if they have […]

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What Can I Do About Slugs in my Garden?

Have you heard that slugs can eat double their body weight in one day? Not only are slugs unappealing, they can also wreak havoc and destroy gardens by chomping away at leaves, fruits and vegetables. Imagine all the trouble and hard work you have put into your garden ruined at the mouths of slugs. Rozanne […]

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