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Growing Shrubs in Containers

Growing Shrubs in Containers

Jan 4th 2020

Gardeners across North America frequently ask us if they can grow shrubs in containers, and we are happy to say that our answer is always an enthusiastic YES! Garden designers have been doing it for centuries, as it's a perfect way to enjoy year-round beauty and structure anywhere you can set a pot. Here are a few simple guidelines to help assure your success. Choosing Shrubs to Grow in Plant … read more
Top 9 Space Saving Hedges

Top 9 Space Saving Hedges

Jan 4th 2020

These plants naturally grow with a super straight and narrow habit - known as "fastigiate" - that makes them perfect for using as a hedge where you can't afford to give up a lot of ground space. These all make stunning specimen plantings as well!Fine Line Buckthorn-Non-invasive-Narrow foliage provides an exotic texture-Space saving, no pruning requiredLaced Up Elderberry-A column of fancy black fo … read more
Growing a Garden with Teenagers

Growing a Garden with Teenagers

Posted by Matt Gerber on Nov 3rd 2019

How can I grow a kid’s garden with teenagers? This was a project I recently took on in my 9th grade biology class. I told my students that they needed to grow a kid’s garden with a team of elementary students. This article is the third in the series, which has been looking at growing kid’s gardens for different ages. We learned some really helpful things as my biology class worked with you … read more
Growing a Kid's Garden with 5-10 Year Olds

Growing a Kid's Garden with 5-10 Year Olds

Posted by Matt Gerber on Oct 27th 2019

How can I grow a kid’s garden? I told my students that they needed to grow a kid’s garden with a team of elementary students. They would put together the plans and lead a group of eager kids on a gardening adventure! There was a lot of excitement and a lot of uncertainty in their eyes as they thought about how they would tackle the assignment. I learned a lot about planting a kid’s garden o … read more
Growing a Kid's Garden with 0-5 Year Olds

Growing a Kid's Garden with 0-5 Year Olds

Posted by Matt Gerber on Oct 20th 2019

This was a project I recently took on in my 9th grade biology class. The first group we worked with was a section of Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten kids. Three, four, and five year olds. I warned my ninth graders that they might be more interested in throwing dirt than planting flowers, so we weren’t sure what to expect .  We quickly realized that their excitement built off of the o … read more
4 Secrets To Get Your Child Gardening

4 Secrets To Get Your Child Gardening

Posted by Matt Gerber on Sep 29th 2019

Fourteen year olds would never dive head first into a gardening project, right?That is what I wondered when I introduced the idea to my ninth grade class. I am a biology teacher and I wanted to do a project that would get the students out of the classroom – and the same old routines – and into the real world. So I thought, “what better than a project that lets kids get outside and grow something … read more