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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.

LEARN, ASK, PLANT!

How to Incorporate Creeping Phlox into your Landscape

If you’re looking for a hardy perennial with stunning color and a spreading growth pattern, look no further! Creeping Phlox is a favorite in many gardens because of its versatility and low maintenance. It has gorgeous blooms that last most of the season and comes in beautiful colors. What’s not to love?

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Adding More Blooms to Your Garden Invites More Birds

Over the last 20 years we’ve lost billions of birds – birds that are both beautiful and play critical roles in the environment… such as eating pests. We do not know all the complex drivers leading to the population decline of birds, but habitat loss is certainly part of the story.

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9 Native Illinois Shrubs for Sun and Shade

Whether you have an area around your home that gets full sun or shade, is wet or dry, there is a native shrub option for you. Native shrubs are touted as easier to care for and provide ecosystems services like flowers for pollinators and berries for bird. When planting native shrubs, plant in groups and water during the establishment period.

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Summer Gardening Tips

There are tricks to keeping that midsummer gardening going full tilt! By now, you should have harvested some goodies. But to keep your vegetable plants healthy, finish up that harvest strong, and start new plantings for fall, here is the basic “to do” list.

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Succulents: Beauty in Small Packages

You know that I love designing beautiful landscapes with perennials, trees, shrubs and boulders, and building patios and walkways for our customers. But what you may not know is that one of my private passions is on a much smaller scale: succulents.

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Fall is for Planting Vegetables

Fall is for Planting Vegetables

As the cool autumn season begins its descent, you may think that the gardening season is over until next summer. But not so fast…Fall is the perfect time of year for planting cool weather crops! Fall planting not only extends your garden season but also brings on those delicious crops that do best in the

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These Plants are Best Friends Forever

In nature, plants grow in communities, but we often treat them as individuals in our gardens. When we learn how to grow them together, we can take advantage of their natural harmonies, boost the strength of each plant, and make our whole garden sing. Here’s a guide to companion planting!

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