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ENQUIRING MINDS WANT TO PLANT!

Knowledge and resources about plants and planting are so vast they can be overwhelming. The best approach is to take advantage of information based on your areas of interest and then seek the guidance of a plant professional. Your local nursery or garden center has inspired people ready to offer advice.

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How to build a Rock Garden

In a rock garden, rocks are not merely part of the hardscape but bring unique beauty of their own to the garden. They’re another element you can blend in with your flowers.

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7 Steps to Move Plants Indoors for Winter

7 Steps to Move Plants Indoors for Winter

Rather than let our tender plants succumb to winter, we can easily transfer them indoors. This move not only keeps the plants alive, but allows us to save money on future plants and enjoy the benefits of houseplants in the off-season, like purer air and a more refreshing atmosphere.

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How to prune Hydrangeas

How to Prune Hydrangeas

You may have recently purchased and newly installed a hydrangea, or yours may already be be mature. Either way, pruning your hydrangea is a yearly occurrence.

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Top Four Spring Flowering Trees To Plant

Top Four Spring-Flowering Trees to Plant

Spring is a time of abundant blooms as well as one of the best times of year to establish new woody plants in your landscape. This year, consider adding one, or all, of my favorite Illinois native spring-flowering trees to your landscape, and you’ll enjoy spring floral displays for years to come.

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Front Yard with Curb Appeal

Creating Curb Appeal in the Front Yard

Your front yard and the front of your home significantly impact the first impression of friends, family, neighbors, and future homebuyers. Putting in a little time and effort to improve curb appeal, whether through adding new plants or modernizing hardware, is worth the time and investment.

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Indoor Herb Garden

How to Grow a DIY Indoor Herb Garden

You can enjoy fresh herbs year-round, within arms reach of any meal, and you don’t even need a garden. Indoor herbs thrive in any kitchen, as long as you have pots, soil, sunlight, and keep a good watering routine. Here are the details for a DIY herb garden!

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Hostas in the Garden

Care Tips for Hostas

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!

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Fuschia Peony

A Guide to Growing Prolific Peonies

Peonies have been cultivated for thousands of years, and for good reasons. Their massive blooms are some of the most impressive of all the spring and early summer. It doesn’t take much know-how to make these perennials happy.

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