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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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Build a Monarch Garden

Build a Monarch Garden

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…Here’s a garden design that will attract Monarch butterflies and it only uses three perennials groupings. It’s pretty, too!

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How to attract hummingbirds

How to Attract Hummingbirds

The Ruby-throated hummingbird is the only hummingbird that visits our area. Hummers start to arrive in our area around May 1. One tip for attracting hummingbirds is to offer a sugar water mixture during hot, dry weather that is one-quarter cup of sugar per cup of water.

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Hibiscus Evening Rose

Year of the Hardy Hibiscus

Hardy Hibiscus adds a splash of tropical flair to your perennial garden. Fast-growing and fabulous, these plants explode with pinwheel-like flowers the size of dinner plates in late summer.

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Proper Pruning Protocol

Proper Pruning Protocol

The daily June $64,000 question for garden center horticulturists is: Why didn’t my ___________________ (forsythia, lilac, hydrangea, spirea, weigela) bloom this spring? If you dropped more than one species on that blank line, read on to get a handle on what’s amiss in your shrub border, and get a leg up on flowers for next year.

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How to plant a tree

How to Plant a Tree

There’s an old gardening piece of advice that says “the key to growing a great plant is to put a 50-cent specimen in a $5 hole.” This is no myth! Get your money’s worth by planting a tree correctly and caring for it while it grows.

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