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2014 All-America Selections (AAS) Flower Winners
As you plan your gardens for 2014, be sure to include a few or all of the All-America Selection Flower Winners. They are tested throughout the U.S. and Canada and selected for their unique qualities and suitability for the home garden.
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A Low Maintenance Perennial Garden
You can have a beautiful garden and still have time to relax and enjoy it.
Attractive Year Round Screening
How many evergreens do I need to screen the view of my neighbor's house? This is a common question raised by gardeners across the country.
Walking into a garden center filled with beautiful new varieties of plants is a temptation many gardeners succumb to. You can include some of the cool new plants in your landscape even when your plant budget is limited or you are trying to make it go further.
Camouflage Your Air Conditioner
Don’t let your air conditioner break the family budget or be an eye sore in your backyard. Try one of these affordable solutions to improve the view and keep your air conditioner running smoothly.
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Caring for Bare-Root Plants
So what do you do when those bare root perennials, shrubs, roses, or fruit plants you ordered arrive before you and your garden are ready or the weather is suitable for planting? Don’t despair you can preserve your investment with minimal effort.
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Celebrate National Pollinators Week
Celebrate national Pollinator Week by lending a helping hand to bees, butterflies, beetles, birds and bats that help pollinate our gardens, so we have seeds, fruits and vegetables to eat.
Compact Hardy Coneflower Varieties
So many coneflowers to choose from and so little space. Don't worry, there are quite a few compact varieties suited to containers and both small and large gardens.
Containing Aggressive Plants
Mint, beebalm, and purple coneflower are garden favorites that often get out of hand. Tame these and other garden bullies with a few planting and maintenance strategies.
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Contrast Colors and Texture to Add Pizzazz to the Garden
Is your garden looking a bit drab? It's time to liven things up with a few new plant combinations.
Deadheading Flowers for Maximum Beauty
Keep your flowers blooming longer and your garden tidier with a bit of deadheading.
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Dealing with Floppy Perennials
Avoid floppy perennials and eliminate the need for staking with proper selection and care.
Design Strategies for a Low Maintenance Landscape
A thoughtful plan or a few changes in your current design can help reduce your workload and improve the beauty of your landscape.
Design with Maintenance in Mind
Reduce your maintenance and increase the beauty of your perennial garden with proper design.
Plants are dynamic, always growing and changing requiring some care. But a good design can help minimize maintenance while creating a beautiful garden you'll enjoy for years to come.
Dig, Divide and Mulitply Perennials
Overcrowded, poor flowering and floppy perennials can be invigorated with a shovel and a bit of your time and energy.
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Dividing Spring and Summer Blooming Perennials
Late summer through early fall is a great time to dig and divide overgrown spring and summer blooming perennials.
Eco-friendly Perennial Garden Weed Control
So it seems your perennial garden is filled with more weeds than flowers. Now is a great time to reclaim your garden by getting the weeds under control.
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Eco-friendly Powdery Mildew Control
Don’t panic when you find your zinnias, lilac, bee balm or phlox leaves are covered with a white powdery substance. This fungal disease, known as powdery mildew, is often a yearly problem on a variety of plants.
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Eliminate Floppy Perennials
Flopping perennials can ruin the beauty and enjoyment of your garden. Take note and prevent future problems with a bit of proactive care.
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Fall Décor for Your Landscape
The cooler temperatures of fall signal a change of season and an opportunity to add some fall décor to the landscape.
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Gardening on a Budget
We are all looking for ways to make our dollars go further. And that includes landscaping and gardening projects.
Give 'em a Pinch - Pruning Flowers
Replace your plant stakes with pruners to keep some of your floppy flowers full of blooms and standing tall.
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Grow a Pollinator Friendly Garden
Give nature and your garden a helping hand this season by creating a pollinator-friendly landscape.
Landscape for Fall Color
Mums are the traditional fall flower – but don’t stop there. You can find plenty of plants to add to your landscape’s fall display.
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Love-in-a-Mist Flower Growing Tips
Add a little love and beauty to your garden with love-in-a-mist. The fine foliage, white, pink, blue or lavender flowers and attractive seedpods provide season-long beauty.
Managing Self-seeding Perennials
Self-seeding perennials can be considered a gift or curse. Put these plants to work for you in your garden.
Mark the Spot to Protect Perennials
X may not mark the spot in the garden – but bulbs, plant markers or standing stems sure can help guide your cleanup efforts next spring.
Balloon flower, butterfly weed and swamp mallow are a few of the plants that emerge late in the spring. This makes it easy to accidently weed them out during spring clean-up.
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Masking Declining Bulb Foliage
Tired of looking at the fading foliage of early season bloomers? Mask the ugliness of these declining leaves and increase the beauty of your landscape this season.
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Whether you are sharing a piece of a favorite plant, a bit of family history, or a shared memory, pass-along plants have long been a part of the gardening tradition.
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Planning a Flower Garden
Put old garden catalogues to work as you plan your flower gardens this year.
Sifting Through Garden Catalogs
Your mailbox and dining room table are overflowing with catalogs filled with pictures of beautiful flowers and scrumptious vegetables. With so many choices it can be a bit overwhelming – I can help.
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Strategies for a Low Maintenance Perennial Garden
Look for ways to reduce maintenance and still have a beautiful perennial garden.
Stretch Your Plant Budget
Stretch your planting budget with each plant you buy.
The First Day of Winter
Celebrate the first day of winter with a walk around the neighborhood or nearby botanical garden. It’s a great way to walk off a few of those holiday calories and plan for added winter interest in your landscape.
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Time to Evaluate and Plan for Changes in the Garden
Stop and take a few minutes to evaluate the success, challenges and failures of the past growing season. Investing time now can save you additional time, money and frustration in next season's garden.
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Winter Care for Unplanted Trees, Shrubs and Perennials
Fall plant sales and all those tempting new varieties have many of us buying more plants than we have time or space to plant. Protect them over the winter and reduce your workload by heeling them in until you have time to find a permanent spot in your garden.