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2021 Perennial Plant of the Year

By |June 1st, 2021|

Calamint, Lesser Calamint

Photo credit: Stonehouse Nursery

Like a cloud of confetti, tiny white flowers (sometimes touched with pale blue) appear from early summer to fall. Undemanding and dependable, calamint provides the perfect foil for other summer bloomers and foliage. This full-sun perennial has a low mounding or bushy habit, ideal for the front of the […]

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June is Perennial Gardening Month

By |June 1st, 2021|

June is the perfect time to plant perennials
Because of the abundance of perennials that bloom this month, June has been designated as Perennial Gardening Month by the Perennial Plant Association.
Perennial gardens often bring to mind the classic cottage garden or vibrant perennial border, and rightfully so.  Cottage gardens and perennial borders burst with a variety of […]

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All About Native Plants

By |May 3rd, 2021|

What is a native plant?
Seems like a simple question, right? It turns out that some things are not so easy to define. Horticulturists, botanists, growers and gardeners don’t always define the word “native” in the same way. Here’s how they differ.

The Strict Definition of Native
Some people believe that only plants found growing naturally in the […]

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Moving Hostas

By |May 3rd, 2021|

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Create a Pollinator Garden

By |May 3rd, 2021|

What you can do? Tips for Creating a Pollinator Friendly Garden Habitat
By planting a pollinator-friendly garden you are making a difference for honey bees, bumble bees, other bees and pollinators that bring us 1 in every 3 bites of food.
Establishing habitat can be challenging but there are certain things you can do to make it […]

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By |May 3rd, 2021|

As urban gardening continues to trend, container gardens are popping up everywhere! Container gardens are perfect small-space solutions. Not only do they provide added appeal to your space, they also give you delicious food right at your fingertips. If you have limited space, or simply just want to add another element to your existing crop, grow these […]


Pruning Clematis & Garden Cleanup

By |April 1st, 2021|

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It’s Time To Plant Pansies!

By |April 1st, 2021|

Pansies are the colorful flowers with “faces.” A cool-weather favorite, pansies are great for both spring and fall gardens! Here’s how to plant pansies as well as keep them growing and blooming.

Pansies have heart-shaped, overlapping petals and one of the widest ranges of bright, pretty colors and patterns.

Good for containers, borders, and as ground cover, they are […]

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10 Essential Spring Gardening Tasks

By |April 1st, 2021|

1. Time for a spring inspection.

On one of the first warm days of spring, put on your inspector’s hat and head out to the garden with a notepad. It’s time to see what happened in the garden while you were indoors all winter. Take note of:

Cold, ice or snow damage on plants
Beds that […]

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Veggies That Prefer Cool Weather

By |March 2nd, 2021|

Many of the most common kinds have edible leaves or roots, like lettuce, carrots and onions.

With spring around the corner, a gardener can get a bit anxious to start planting. But not all vegetables are as eager to get into the cool ground and start growing. Luckily, there are cool season crops that tend to […]

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