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Pink Spirea
August 18, 2022

Double Play Big Bang® Spirea

Japanese spirea comes by its popularity earnestly: durable, super easy to care for, and perfectly pretty pink flowers in spring. Double Play Big Bang® spirea does the landscape classic one better with the biggest, pinkest flowers of any Japanese spirea. It also offers super colorful new growth, especially when it emerges in early spring. That’s what […]
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White Spirea Shrub
April 7, 2022

Flowering Shrub Spirea

Spirea is one of the most commonly used landscape plants, and for good reason. This hardy deciduous shrub has captivating three-season interest, with a graceful habit, attractive foliage and flowers that bloom over a long time. Spirea is easy to grow in nearly any garden. It’s hardy in USDA zones 4-8, with many selections expanding that […]
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Pink Sedum Stonecrop
August 18, 2022

Rock ‘N Grow® Pure Joy Stonecrop

This low, mounding perennial is a wonderful filler for your flower border or container. Its delicate, bubblegum pink flowers blanket the light green foliage, making it an exquisite choice for cuttings or dried flowers, as well. Hardiness Zone Zones 3-8 Category Perennial Flower Color Pink shades Foliage Light green shades Light Requirement Full Sun Height […]
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Strawberry Hanging Baskets
May 5, 2022

Hanging Strawberry Plants

Love strawberries but space is at a premium? All is not lost; the solution is growing strawberries in hanging baskets. Strawberry baskets take advantage of small spaces and with the correct variety, hanging strawberry plants will not only be attractive, but a useful food crop. Other benefits of a hanging strawberry garden are its resistance […]
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Woodpecker on Suet Feeder
June 8, 2022

All About Suet

Birds need a lot of energy and heat. While feeding them, bird feed is fine. Sometimes, it’s just not enough for them. There are many possible food sources that they can get it from, but one that stands out is suet. This popular bird food has a lot of benefits for the birds that eat […]
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Sunflower Field
June 14, 2022

How to Grow Sunflowers

Bright yellow sunflowers are the poster flower of summer. They typically begin blooming in the mid-summer and can persist into early fall. The flowers, which stretch around 3 to 6 inches across on average, have a wide central disk surrounded by short petals. The main species plant features orange-yellow petals with a brown or purple disk, […]
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July 12, 2023

Tuscan Gold False Sunflower

Tuscan Gold is heat tolerant and will tolerate somewhat dry soils. While deadheading may encourage additional blooming it isn’t strictly necessary for a long bloom season. The breakthrough here is an easy flowering Heliopsis with a shorter plant size, outstanding garden performance and disease resistance. A long known great garden plant with good manners and […]
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Bird on Black Oil Sunflower Feeder
December 19, 2022

About Black Oil Sunflower Seeds

Black oil sunflower seed is the most familiar and most popular type of birdseed, for good reason. With this one type of seed in your feeders, you can attract dozens of bird species to your yard. All types of sunflower seeds originate from the common sunflower plant. Many specialized and hybrid flower varieties create different bloom […]
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May 6, 2024

The Spin on Squash

This ancient vegetable (8000 B.C.) has found new life thanks to the spiralizer! And squash is more than just “noodles” – you can use it in soups, quiche, breads, cookies… You can roast it, you can saute it, you can stuff it, you can even fry zucchini blossoms! Now your taste buds may be ready, […]
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