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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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Invasive Species

Invasive trees and plants

Some other plants are not recommended for planting because they are considered invasive. Invasive plants have a tendency to spread and disrupt ecosystems in natural areas such as state and national parks and forest preserves.

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Plants Not Favored by Deer

Plants Not Favored By Deer

Deer should be discouraged immediately when they first appear. Young trees and shrubs can suffer permanent damage from deer browsing. Deer damage is usually identified by the torn or jagged appearance of branches or twigs compared to the clean-cut feeding damage caused by rabbits and squirrels.

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12_Underutilized_Landscape_Plants

12 Underutilized Landscape Plants

Many gardeners, including me, love to have flower beds bursting with color all season long. As you might guess, there are thousands of annuals, perennials, and shrubs available to plant in your garden.

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Battered Boxwoods

Boxwood Looking Battered?

Based on the mind-blowing number of boxwood samples that arrive daily at our Wilmette store and are being seen by our landscape team, there’s a big, post-winter problem. The damage is largely attributable to two things- an insect (Boxwood leafminer) and record-breaking low winter temperatures.

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