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By the Light of the Silvery Moon

By |July 1st, 2018|

Although gardeners often dream of sun-splashed borders filled with stately perennials, many are discovering that their daisies, daylilies, and daffodils are working overtime, bringing the garden to light…at night! Welcome to the world of the garden after dark.

With busy families finding fewer daylight hours to enjoy their gardens, it makes perfect sense to create a […]

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Summer Care For Supertunias

By |July 1st, 2018|

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Hydrangea Care Questions and Answers

By |July 1st, 2018|

My hydrangea grows beautiful green leaves, but I haven’t seen any blooms yet. How do I get my hydrangea to bloom?

There are a few main reasons that you may not see blooms on your hydrangea bushes: sun exposure, over-watering and over-fertilizing. Endless Summer® hydrangeas prefer morning sun and afternoon dappled shade. If they are […]

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Trimming Back Perennials

By |June 1st, 2018|

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Shade Plants Put on a Show!

By |June 1st, 2018|

Shade plants offer much more color and variety than most of us imagine. Your best bet is to stick with plants that note full or part shade. We find good definitions to be 0-2 hours of sun for shade and 2-4 for part shade, and like some light and bright tones to punctuate shade.
Almost all […]

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Get Your Garden Back to its Roots by Incorporating Native Plants!

By |June 1st, 2018|

Lured by the gorgeous new offerings each season in glossy garden catalogues and magazines, you might be tempted to choose plants not well suited to your area – an expensive and time-consuming error. High-maintenance plants, artificially kept going by herculean efforts and costly fertilizers, can also be discouraging as they often do not survive.

More and […]

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Frost Watch: What You Can Do to Protect Your Budding Garden

By |May 10th, 2018|

If forecasts show temperatures dipping into the lower 30’s, it’s best to go ahead and protect your plants while you can. If unsure of what is frost-tolerant, it is better to go ahead and cover or bring it indoors rather than risk it freezing. You can use a light sheet, a frost blanket or a […]

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Transplanting Tips

By |May 10th, 2018|

First, prepare the soil that your transplants will be transferred into. One should have already amended the soil, weeded and loosened it enough for easy placement and planting. The soil should be loosened to a depth that will satisfy the root system of your transplant and allow the roots easy access to water and nutrients. […]

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May Tips

By |May 10th, 2018|

We hope you are ready to kick off the outdoor gardening season!

-Sow seeds directly into your garden. This includes annual flowers such as zinnias, marigolds and cosmos.

-Harden off vegetable transplants to prepare them for the outdoors. Be sure to wait until the danger of frost has passed before planting any heat-loving plants like beans, tomatoes […]

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Plants for A Beautiful Butterfly Sanctuary

By |May 10th, 2018|

Planting a butterfly garden can be very rewarding. It will supply you with beautiful flowering perennials all summer long and will supply your winged visitors with a food and roosting source. The key to a successful butterfly garden is to meet the needs of both the adult butterfly and her young caterpillars. Female butterflies will […]

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