Perennials and Bulbs: Perfect Companions for Spring Gardens

If you’re like most gardeners, your mailbox overflows each fall with flower bulb catalogs, tempting you with stunning tulips and dazzling daffodils. Bulb companies know we need a burst of blooming spring beauty after enduring the cold, dark days of winter. After all, who doesn’t love the first spring snowdrop or cute crocus? Fall is […]

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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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Bird-Friendly Garden Tips

Have you considered creating a bird-friendly garden? If you’re like many nature lovers, you probably saw the recent reports about the decline of bird populations. According to a study published in the journal Science, the number of birds in the United States and Canada fell by 29 percent since 1970. That translates to 2.9 billion […]

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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? Most gardeners choose plants based on bloom […]

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Perennial Mums – Top Tips for Growing

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? Perennial 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, […]

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Layers in the Garden – How To Create A Lovely Garden Design

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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Cool Summer Garden – How To

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. This is why you should […]

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Summer Gardens – 6 Tips for Gorgeous Garden Spaces

How are your 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 […]

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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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