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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Garden Pond

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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Watering the summer garden

6 Tips for Gorgeous Summer Gardens

When the heat of summer hits, gardeners aren’t the only ones drooping due to scorching temperatures and high humidity—perennial gardens often look tired, too. With a little planning and effort, though, your garden will remain lush and lovely throughout sweltering summer conditions. Water Just like us, plants get extra thirsty when temperatures rise. Make sure […]

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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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Hibiscus Cinnamon Grappa - Hardy Hibiscus

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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perennials fertilizer

Do My Perennials Need Fertilizer?

When it comes to caring for your perennials, you might be wondering if you’ve been skipping a very important step. You’ve heard about fertilizer and know it’s supposed to help boost plants’ growth, but do your plants need it? When it comes to fertilizer, also known as “feeding” your plants, there is actually quite a […]

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herb gardens

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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