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Box of Fruits and Vegetables
July 15, 2021

Summer Produce Guide

Not sure how to pick out a ripe cantaloupe? Need more info on when you can expect fresh spinach? Check out this guide to summer produce for those answers and more! Need recipe ideas for your summer produce? You’ll find some of our favorites HERE. Apples come into season mid- to late-summer and are harvested […]
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Hibiscus Summerific Tie Dye
June 30, 2021

A Summerific® Hibiscus

Just about the time that many gardens are beginning to look a bit forlorn from the summer heat, Summerific Hibiscus (commonly called Rose Mallow) comes into its prime. Blooming from mid to late summer, and well into fall, these stunners bear the largest flowers of any perennial with buds appearing up the stems, not just […]
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Pink and Purple Mums
June 27, 2021

Hardy Mums Care & Info

Hardy mums are valued in landscaping because they bloom primarily in the fall, helping you to achieve four-season interest in your yard. They’re also a favorite of florists for arrangements, thanks to the longevity of their blooms. They not only come in a wide array of colors, but they also have different flower forms and growth […]
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Ornamental Peppers
June 15, 2021

Ornamental Pepper Plant Profile

In the vegetable garden, some plants blur the boundary between beautiful and delicious. The vibrant reds, yellows, oranges and purples of our ripening fruits and vegetables sometimes seem to lend themselves to use beyond the plate; these lovely veggies enhance the flower garden and vase as much as they do our recipes. The ornamental pepper […]
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Orange Crossandra
May 25, 2021

Crossandra the Firecracker Plant

Crossandra plants can be thought of as slightly easier cousins of the hibiscus, though they aren’t related. Also known as firecracker flower, crossandra is native to Sri Lanka and southern India. It features narrow, oblong leaves and showy peach or coral flowers. It’s grown as a bedding plant in tropical and subtropical areas and as an annual in […]
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Pink Coneflowers
April 25, 2021

Caring for Coneflowers

Coneflowers, also known as Echinacea, are tough little native flowers that draw butterflies, bees and birds to the garden! Here’s how to grow this American native—and important tips on plant care, from deadheading to cutting back in June. Bright, upright plants, coneflowers are a North American perennial in the Daisy family (Asteraceae). Specifically, the plant […]
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March 21, 2021

Keeping Kalanchoe

The genus Kalanchoe includes more than 100 species of plants, but only a few are regularly seen in cultivation. Kalanchoes are native to Madagascar and thrive in arid environments, making them popular succulents. Growers are drawn to Kalanchoe for its ease of care and interesting leaves and flowers, which bloom consistently throughout the year in […]
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Purple Spiked Speedwell
March 1, 2021

Veronica Magic Show® ‘Purple Illusion’ Spike Speedwell

Joining the popular Magic Show® Veronica comes a brand new color for the collection. ‘Purple Illusion’ matches the habit and flower size of ‘Wizard of Ahhs’, but with thick, rosy purple flowers. Dark green leaves form a thick foliar canopy, so the plant has substance even after it has finished blooming. ‘Purple Illusion’ requires vernalization […]
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September 20, 2020

Winterizing Your Garden

by Neil Secor Start your vegetable garden for next year by preparing the garden now! There are many things you can do now that will save you time next spring and result in a more successful garden. The most important consideration is sanitation. Clean all weeds out of your garden. Remove any dead plants, rotting […]
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