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2021 Perennial Plant of the Year

By |June 1st, 2021|

CALAMINTHA NEPETA SUBSP. NEPETA
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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GROW THESE VEGGIES ON YOUR PATIO

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 […]

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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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Houseplant of the Month: Fiddle Leaf Fig

By |March 1st, 2021|

The fiddle-leaf fig (Ficus lyrata) is a popular indoor specimen plant featuring very large, heavily veined, violin-shaped leaves that grow upright. These plants are native to tropical parts of Africa, where they thrive in very warm and wet conditions. This makes them somewhat challenging for the home grower, who is likely to have trouble duplicating […]

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