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Jewels of the Spring Garden: Grape Hyacinths

Like most Spring-Blooming Beauties, Grape Hyacinths create a show-stopping display of color and are fabulously easy to grow. We wanted to highlight a few reasons why we love these hardy, vigorous bulbs and also share a few of our favorite varieties with you.

July 20, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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The Joy of Tulips

Tulips are the most popular Spring-Blooming Bulb and we’re not surprised! Simply drop the bulbs into the ground in the fall and come spring, you will be met by a dazzling show of flowers blooming in all shapes, colors, and sizes. If you have any room in your garden beds, I definitely recommend tucking Tulips in. They don’t take up much room and create a show-stopping burst of early spring color.

July 3, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · One Comment
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Have Deer? No Problem!

We’ve all experienced it — You spend hours meticulously planting your favorite Fall-Planted Bulbs in the ground, already anticipating the glorious rainbow of blooms to come in the spring. But, almost as soon as you plant them, you see bulbs scattered across your lawn and huge holes dug into your beds. The deer and rabbits have gotten to them and all of your hard work has been ruined! Well, gardeners, we’re here to help.

June 26, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
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The Allure of Daffodils

Daffodils not only greet us gardeners with cheerful, bright blooms in the early spring, but are extremely versatile and serve many purposes for almost any garden. These easy-to-grow blooms are as simple as ‘dig, drop, done’ and provide spectacular color year after year.

June 20, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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A Showy, Native Perennial: Bee Balm

Monarda, also known as Bee Balm, Horsemint and Bergamot, is a colorful perennial that is native to North America. It caught the eyes of early settlers and since then has been hybridized to include a great variety of shapes, colors, and sizes, making Bee Balm a must-have in any perennial garden.

June 9, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
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Create a Grand, Colorful Statement with Hollyhocks

Hollyhocks, also known as Alcea, not only create bright, dependable color in the summer garden, but also provide many practical uses for your property. We love this garden classic and wanted to share its benefits with all of you.

May 29, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · 4 Comments
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Coreopsis: A Garden Staple from Coast to Coast

Coreopsis, also known as Tickseed, is a perennial superstar in gardens from Maine to California. Native to the Great Plains, Coreopsis is drought-tolerant and resilient, making it the perfect choice in almost any garden. This deer-resistant perennial’s bright, gorgeous blooms ignite the garden in the summer through the fall.

May 19, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Daffodils in Bloom

We recently caught up with a gardener in Vermont who had planted hundreds of our Daffodil Bulbs several years ago. We wanted to check in on the project and learn a little more about the garden.

May 9, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Top 5 Gardening Questions Answered

Our customer service team receives hundreds of calls each day from gardeners across the country. We asked them to put together their 5 most common questions for us to answer. See what they are and the answers in our blog.

May 1, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · 10 Comments
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The Scoop on Fungi

A new blog from guest writer Kristin Gembara, a certified Master Gardener from Illinois, talks all about fungi and its importance in the garden.

April 25, 2014 · Garden Writer · One Comment
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