Garden Tips

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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Perennial of the Month: Coneflower

By |June 26th, 2020|

Coneflowers, also known as Echinacea, are tough little native flowers that draw butterflies, bees, and birds to the garden! Here’s how to grow this American native—and important tips on plant care, from deadheading to cutting back in July.

Bright upright plants, coneflowers are a North American perennial in the Daisy family (Asteraceae). Specifically, the plant is native to […]

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Planting a Moon Garden

By |June 26th, 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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How to Prune Basil Plants

By |June 1st, 2020|

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Perennial of the Month: Daylily

By |June 1st, 2020|

Daylilies are many gardeners’ favorite plants. They are dependable perennials, they are prolific and colorful bloomers, and they are relatively free of pests. Daylilies are tolerant of drought and flooding, immune to heat stress, tolerant of most soils and grow well in full sun or light shade. 
Height/Spread
Daylilies can range in height from 8 inches to […]

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Planting a Container Full of Cool Colors!

By |May 1st, 2020|

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Perennial of the Month: Hosta

By |May 1st, 2020|

Hosta are hardy perennials that are especially perfect for a shady garden. Reliable and very easy to grow, hosta are long-lived—and may even outlive the gardener!
 
What’s neat about hosta is that there are so many sizes, heights, textures, and colors. Plus, they work in many kinds of gardens (patio, border, container, rock).Though mainly known for […]

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