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Planting Vegetables: Simple Way to Start

Planting vegetables is a satisfying way to enjoy the benefits of homegrown gardening, wholesome flavor, health benefits, and lots of Vitamin D! If you’ve been mentally stuck in the mud and afraid to get going, here’s the best part-...

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Mailbox Garden Plants and Flowers

These annuals, perennials, vines and other hardy growers make great companions for a mailbox garden design. We have HUNDREDS of choices for your mailbox garden, both in perennials and annuals. If short evergreen shrubs, like the shi shi camellia, or...

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10 Steps to Your Best Tomatoes Ever

Love tomatoes? Get ready for your best harvest yet, thanks to these easy-grows-it tips. Big, Beautiful Tomatoes Homegrown tomatoes deliver flavor and then some. Raising your own crop of sun-ripened 'maters is one of summer’s official...

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Benefits of Mulching

Mulch helps plants and keeps soil healthy. All plants greatly benefit from mulching.  The application or re-application of mulch is important to provide your garden once per year. Cedar or cypress bark is recommended due to its resistance...

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Planning your Flowerbed

Plan the number and size of flowerbeds so the maintenance they will require can be carried out-not just in spring, but through the hot summer months. Trust us- we want you to plant to your heart’s content! But, be careful not to plant more...

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How to Attract Butterflies & Hummingbirds

​​​​​​​ Incorporate attracting plants into multiple sections of the garden landscape, rather than one dedicated “butterfly and/or hummingbird” bed. Provide plants for nectar, food (caterpillars) and shelter using a...

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Combine Annuals and Perennials this Spring

Have you ever planted a rainbow? The colors you see in the sky after a rain are fleeting, but the hues in your garden can reflect their beauty for entire seasons, even years. A combination of annuals and perennials timed to bloom in tandem and at...

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Amazing Azaleas

  Azaleas are a member of the genus Rhododendron. There are more than 800 species of Rhododendron and of these approximately 40 species are evergreen azaleas. There are also several specials of deciduous azaleas. Deciduous azaleas are...

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Using Texture in the Landscape

Do you ever look at the shrubs around your house and feel bored?  Do you feel like everything looks the same?  The same green color.  The same leaf shape?  No different, exciting textures or colors to look at.  Well, if...

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Rose Types + Care

Roses enhance a garden with beauty & elegance. Now is the perfect time to plant bare root roses so they can come alive in your garden this spring. But, first you need to decide which genre best suits you! Here are the types of roses: Hybrid...

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