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  • Veggies for Fall

    People typically think about growing their own vegetables and herbs in the spring and summer, but there are plenty of edibles for the fall season as well!     Lettuce - One of the most giving vegetables you can plant - Plant a gourmet blend of lettuce from seed or purchase lettuce plants - Snip the [...] Read Full Article
  • Ornamental Grass

    Gardens can showcase a variety of interesting components, from colors, shapes, sizes, scents, textures and even movement. Ornamental grass can add a whimsical flare and movement to your garden and container gardens.   Why Ornamental Grass? Grasses are very versatile, easy to grow and need very little care The colors and light texture of ornamental [...] Read Full Article
  • Bulb Planting Guide

    Pop bulbs into container gardens or annual beds for an unexpected show of flowers the following season. Bulbs are easy to plant and require little to no care. The only trick is remembering to plant them a season in advance. Plant spring flowering bulbs like daffodils, iris and tulips in [...] Read Full Article
  • Vegetables for Fall Planting

    There are many edible plants that grow best in the cooler fall weather. Try your hand at growing a second crop of cool season vegetables in your garden and pots. The key to success is planting edibles in well amended soil that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight.   Lettuce Lettuce is [...] Read Full Article
  • Succession Gardening: Plants for every season

    One of the best parts of a garden is watching is come into bloom each season. Succession gardening can help you achieve a blooming garden all year, by filling your garden with plants that bloom at different times of the year.   Succession Gardening When you create or are adding to your landscape [...] Read Full Article
  • Boxwood: American vs. English

    Boxwoods have been part of American landscapes since the mid-1600s and continue to be a landscape favorite. Widely used in formal and cottage gardens they are a clean, traditional shrub used for edging walkways, creating a hedge and even container gardens. Boxwoods have rich green year-round foliage and can be [...] Read Full Article
  • Flowering Vines - Garden Romance

    Who doesn’t love a romantic garden?  A garden where flowers billow over paths, leaving almost no room to pass. A garden where flowers seem to come at you from every side; where you’re surrounded with the fragrance and sight of blossoms draping from arbors, arches and pergolas. Who doesn’t long for [...] Read Full Article
  • The Secrets of Southern Perennials

    It’s best to think of perennials as “featured attractions.” Superstars that make a glorious entrance, steal the spotlight, then disappear for beauty rest before their next big show.  Perennials are some of the easiest plants to grow, but sometimes misunderstood. Yes, perennials are “permanent” plants, although their lifespans can vary from 3-5 [...] Read Full Article
  • Choosing the right fountain for your garden

    What Fountains Provide Still water—in birdbaths, ponds and small containers—provides a sense of calm, peace and reflection in gardens. Fountains, on the other hand, contribute something quite different: action, movement and sound. They also provide aural focus, taking the mind off distractions outside the garden, bringing attention into the immediate space.   Types [...] Read Full Article
  • Gardening Tools: What's What?

    “The workman’s as good as his tools” applies to gardening as much as anything else. The nice thing, however, is that garden tools aren’t expensive and you don’t need many. A small collection of basic tools will serve you well and you can add to your arsenal as your gardening [...] Read Full Article
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