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Refreshing Your Garden

First everything bloomed early, then it got incredibly hot and a lot of plants just plain fried. Now you’ve got browned leaves, spent stems that withered and flopped, and perennials that pooped out weeks ago. Give them a haircut.

08/06/2012

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Buy Spring Bloomers In The Summer

Get out to your local nursery and shop now for perennials that may be past their prime in the dead of summer, but will fill your garden with all kinds of amazing colors when they bloom again next spring.

07/25/2012

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Add Annuals To Your Garden For More Fireworks

The best flower displays are like great fireworks shows – lots of color all at once and too much is never really enough. So when early bloomers die down, add some colorful annuals to continue the show.

07/03/2012

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Verbena Doesn’t Disappoint

You often see annual Verbena used in hanging baskets since it has a pretty way of cascading over the sides but the perennial Verbena provides for a colorful long-lasting ground cover.

06/27/2012

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Baptisia Australis

A perennial that looks like a shrub all summer, then dies back to the ground for winter, our native Baptisia australis, or ‘False Indigo’ may become one of your favorite plants.

05/16/2012

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A Gardening Tip You’ll Dig

Even though we’ve had some rain, much of the ground is still hard and dry. Wetting it slightly before digging to plant trees, divide perennials or move overgrown plants will make your project much easier.

05/02/2012

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Your Guide To Spring Plant Sales

Plant sales are where you’ll find those specimen trees and shrubs that become garden centerpieces and perennials in unusual colors and native plants. Here’s a guide to plant sales this Spring.

05/01/2012

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Hellebores Add Color To Shade

Hellebores are deer-resistant perennials that people love because they bloom in cooler months when other plants don’t.

04/04/2012

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A Garden Of Memories

A garden isn’t just a pastime for this lifetime, it’s a legacy you leave to delight those you love – and many you’ll never meet – for generations to come.

04/03/2012

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Get Your Garden Ready To Bloom

If you left leaves in your garden beds last fall and let perennial stems and dried flowerheads hang on so you had something to look at all winter, it’s time to get out your rake and get down to business.

03/14/2012

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Curtain About To Fall On Late Bloomers

The first frost will put to an end any lingering late summer bloomers.

10/05/2011

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Spring And Fall For Phlox

Phlox is a perennial plant which disappears in winter.

08/31/2011

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Plant Native Hibiscus For A Fabulous Flower

Native hibiscus are the perennial plants with the fabulous flowers that look just like the annual tropical hibiscus, except for the large flower.

08/16/2011

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An Annual Celebration

When it comes to planting annuals, too much is never enough.

07/18/2011

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Unplanted Shrubs Don’t Need To Go To Pot

If you can’t make time to get those shrubs, trees and perennials you bought into the ground, you can still protect them over the winter.

11/15/2010

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