Garden Tips

Four Reasons to Deadhead

By |August 4th, 2021|

Summer is here, and with it come more flowers to enjoy. But don’t forget deadheading—the removal of spent blossoms. Regular deadheading encourages many plants to flower for longer. Here are four reasons to keep up with this chore—plus, tips on how to deadhead flowers. 
Removing spent flowerheads is one of the best ways to extend the […]

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Getting Rid of Japanese Beetles

By |August 4th, 2021|

Japanese beetles (Popillia japonica) are iridescent green beetles that carry a big threat because they will feed on a wide variety of plants. You’ll often be able to identify the damage because their leaf chewing leaves a lacy skeleton. 

These small insects do not discriminate when it comes to what types of plants they feed on, though they […]

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Pumping Iron!

By |August 4th, 2021|

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Daylily Care

By |July 1st, 2021|

Daylily Grower’s Guide

One of the reasons daylilies are so popular is because they are some of the easiest perennials to grow and can survive much neglect, drought, and other adverse conditions. However, if you want your daylilies to look their best, they will benefit from the periodic care described below.

Water is the most essential factor […]

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July Garden Tour

By |July 1st, 2021|

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By |July 1st, 2021|

Turn your patio or balcony into an exotic tropical getaway with the help of bold, beautiful tropical plants. Used as dramatic summer annuals in trendy decorative containers, tropical plants with rich foliage or sizzling-hot blooms turn outdoor spaces into hot spots for relaxation and entertaining.

From birds of paradise and flowering gingers with striking, vibrant blooms to […]


Planting a Shade Window Box

By |June 1st, 2021|

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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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