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!
Bees & Butterflies Need Love Too!

Bees & Butterflies Need Love Too!

As spring continues to wake up our gardens and stay at home orders are giving us extra time-we get the itch to start outdoor spring chores early. Gardening is a great way to get fresh air and exercise-while staying away from other humans.

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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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Remedy Common Problems in Your Yard

How to Remedy Common Yard Problems

The word lawn comes from the Middle English word launde, which meant a clearing in a woodland. It referred to those peaceful and serene meadows that you may encounter when hiking through a forest.

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Big Trees in the Landscape

Advantages of Big Trees in the Landscape

As kids, many of us made lots of great memories thanks to the towering trees around us. We remember the tire swing in the backyard of our childhood home, the trees we’d climb while camping at the lake, or the family picnics in the shade of a giant oak. As we grow older, trees start to become the quiet backdrops of our lives.

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