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Perennial of the Month: Red Fountain Grass

By |October 4th, 2021|

Pennisetum setaceum is a tender perennial fountain grass that is native to Africa, southeast Asia and the Middle East. It is a rapid-growing, clump-forming grass that produces arching, linear, narrow green leaves to 3’ tall and late summer flower spikes that rise above the foliage to 4’ tall. In warm areas where in may be grown […]

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Scary Pumpkin Design Ideas

By |October 4th, 2021|

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Fall Front Porch Decorations

By |October 4th, 2021|

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Thankful

By |November 1st, 2020|

While the coronavirus pandemic can be deeply stressful, it also gives us the opportunity to take note of the things we typically take for granted and what we are thankful for. While we’re going through this unusual time, We have found it helpful to focus on what we have, not what we are missing.

Family – […]

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Houseplant of the Month: Cyclamen

By |November 1st, 2020|

Also known as Persian or florist’s cyclamen, Cyclamen persicum are commonly grown as potted color, placed into decorative containers or baskets for indoor decoration – but they also grow well in covered outdoor environments like balconies and patios.

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Most often grown in pots indoors, cyclamen like plenty of natural light. Put in a well-lit, cool but draught- free spot […]

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Storing Your Dahlias

By |November 1st, 2020|

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Why gardening during a pandemic is so comforting

By |August 1st, 2020|

We wanted to pass along this article which we thought to be very inspiring. Get out there and garden!

My friend passed along some vegetable seeds and my first burst of excitement has turned into dread.

With the struggle to slow COVID-19 leaving most households quarantined and food-obsessed (sourdough-starter sharing the least of it), I have these […]

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Perennial of the Month: Hardy Hibiscus

By |August 1st, 2020|

The hardy perennial hibiscus, also called rose mallow or swamp rose, adds the beauty of a tropical hibiscus to the garden, but can withstand cold winter temperatures that kill the actual tropical varieties. Here’s how to grow hardy hibiscus in your garden!

Perennial hibiscus have big, disc-shaped, hollyhock-like flowers that can be 6 to 12 inches across. The perennial […]

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How’s Your Spring Planting Going?

By |August 1st, 2020|

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Shade Gardening for Beginners 

By |June 1st, 2020|

Shade gardening is an essential skill for homeowners who want to keep their entire property green and thriving. Most residential yards have some areas that rarely get direct sunlight and are prone to soil erosion because nothing grows there. This is especially true under spreading trees (such as oaks) which have dense foliage. Residential structures […]

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