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Little Spire Russian Sage
April 20, 2022

Little Spire Russian Sage

Little Spire is a shorter, upright selection that does not flop over in the landscape as is common with Russian Sage. Spikes of lavender-blue flowers add a sense of lightness to the garden. Use in a mass planting, border or as an accent. A super shrubby more cold hardy perennial for gardens incorporating Mediterranean style […]
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Pink Yarrow
April 15, 2022

Saucy Seduction Yarrow

‘Saucy Seduction’ Yarrow has upright, dense, sturdy green foliage. Broad clusters of tiny rosy-pink florets with subtle white shading appear mid June through July. Attracts butterflies. Care-free, drought tolerant and heat loving – no meltdown! Hardiness Zone Zones 4-8 Category Perennial Flower Color Pink Shades Blooming Time Summer Light Requirement Full Sun Water Category Drought […]
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Salvia
April 15, 2022

Salvia Info & Care

Perennial Salvias (also known as “sage”) are mainstays of the midsummer garden border—blooming summer to autumn! Planted in the spring, these aromatic beauties are great for cutting and beloved by bees and butterflies—plus, they’re drought-tolerant! Part of the mint family, salvias appear as a colorful spike of densely-packed flowers with tubular blossoms atop square stems […]
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Yellow Gerbera Daisy
April 15, 2022

Gerbera Daisies Info & Care

If you’re thinking of growing your own gerbera daisies, these lovely flowers have probably caught your eye at the flower shop. It’s hard to resist their broad-face blooms in vivid, captivating colors. Their long naked stems only add to the bloom’s visual appeal. Gerbera daisies, also called Transvaal or Barberton daisies, are not difficult to […]
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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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Grafted Plant
April 5, 2022

Grafting Explained

Instead of cross-pollinating two plants and producing hybrid seeds, grafted plants use the roots and the bottom portion of one plant (rootstock) and attach it to a tender shoot (scion) from the top portion of another plant. This is often done with trees and shrubs to combine the best characteristics of the two plants. What […]
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Bleeding Heart
April 3, 2022

Bleeding Heart Care & Info

It is no wonder how the old-fashioned common bleeding heart plant got its name. The pillow-like flower is heart-shaped with a single dangling pendulous drop. In addition to the common bleeding heart, there are also a handful of other species in the Dicentra genus that go by the name bleeding heart, though these are mostly […]
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Spring Vegetable Planting
April 1, 2022

Vegetables You Can Plant in April

by Mark Adams of Mark Adams Greenhouses Gardeners who can’t wait for spring to arrive have plenty of options. I always plant my vegetable garden too early (and put everything way too close together). Garlic that I planted last fall has sprouted, and the strawberries – a new variety called “Archer” that is supposed to […]
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Multi-Color Zinnias
March 27, 2022

Easy Care Zinnias

Zinnias are a gift from hot climates but gardeners everywhere can easily grow them. They are fast-growing, warm-season annual flowers that bloom with abandon and require only minimal care. Although we traditionally think of zinnias as bold, hot-palette colors, there are new ones being introduced every year, including some cool whites. There are tall, short, and […]
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