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Moving Long Distances with Plants

Moving Long Distances with Plants

Posted by Karyn Wofford on Jul 15th 2019

So it’s time to move, and you stare lovingly at your beloved indoor house plants and budding outdoor shrubs, wondering how you will successfully transport them to your new home. While not as easy as tossing your clothes and furniture in a truck, plants can make the trek, even if all the way across the country. You just have to prepare. Checklist For Moving With Plants  Before setting o … read more
10 Fantastic Low-Maintenance Plants for Shade

10 Fantastic Low-Maintenance Plants for Shade

Posted by Martha Swiss on Jul 11th 2019

Add a few of these shady characters to your garden then sit back and enjoy. Not only will they make your yard more beautiful, you’ll enjoy it more with less work. Just remember that few plants grow in deep shade, but as long as these plants receive a couple hours of sun per day, you’re good!Low-Maintenance Shrubs As mentioned in Low-Maintenance Plants for Full Sun, shrubs are t … read more
10 Fantastic Low-Maintenance Plants for Full Sun

10 Fantastic Low-Maintenance Plants for Full Sun

Posted by Martha Swiss on Jun 18th 2019

Low Maintenance Shrubs When it comes to low maintenance, think shrubs. As long as you give them enough room to grow when you plant them, shrubs are the workhorses of the garden, providing structure and presence and oftentimes flowers and great fall color. Pay close attention to the size the shrub will get when it is mature—height and width—and give it enough space when you plant. Then put away t … read more
Cutting Back Ornamental Grasses

Cutting Back Ornamental Grasses

Posted by Chris Link on Apr 16th 2019

Why Cut Back Ornamental Grass? Cutting ornamental grass helps promote new growth and keeps the grass looking great. For larger grasses, the center will often start to rot if you do not cut the grass back. Leaving dead material on for too long can hinder the plant from warming up in the spring, and will potentially delay new growth for up to 3 weeks. When To Cut Back Ornamental Grass? … read more
Hydrangea Book Giveaway

Hydrangea Book Giveaway

Apr 13th 2019

Hydrangea Book Giveaway Hydrangea expert and author Lorraine Ballato was gracious enough to allow us to give away a signed copy of one of her books. New gardeners and experts alike will love this book dedicated to everything hydrangeas. Simply enter in your email address and name and be entered into a random drawing. … read more
Fertilizer For Azaleas: How To and Why You Should

Fertilizer For Azaleas: How To and Why You Should

Nov 4th 2018

An azalea is a beautiful addition to any yard or garden. Knowing how to keep it healthy with fertilization is key. Here's how to fertilize your azaleas: Azaleas are a beloved plant of the South. Though, you wouldn't expect them to have such a deep, Eastern history finding their way from Japan! One may consider fertilizer for azaleas to encourage these dazzling displays of colors. But... … read more