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Urban Gardening: Getting Creative With What You Have

As a garden lover and someone who works for a gardening company, each year I really strive to get the most out of my outdoor space and give myself plenty of projects to do in my gardens – which altogether are about 150 square feet. As you can imagine, this takes a lot of creativity, […]

June 21, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · One Comment
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We’re Suckers For Succulents

Whether you are growing in a water restrictive area, or are just looking for an easy-care, drought tolerant option, succulents are the perfect choice!

May 11, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Shade Loving And Deer Resistant – What’s Not To Love About Anemones?

Anemones are some of the most colorful, elegant blooms in the garden. Their common name, windflower, says it all. The full, bright blooms sway slightly on top of delicate stems on windy days. These easy-to-grow plants thrive in partial shade, but can tolerate full sun in colder areas. The vigorous growers may need to be dug […]

April 5, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Formal Or Not, Agapanthus Is A Compelling Addition To Any Garden

Agapanthus is an ancient plant, originating on the banks of the Nile River in Egypt, but in recent years has become a staple in a variety of modern gardens from the northeast to California.

March 28, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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All About Begonias

Begonias are the stars of the shade garden, with colorful, dazzling blooms that open up in the late summer. Begonias love rich, moist soil and are perfect for containers, window boxes and small space gardens.

February 21, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · One Comment
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Anemones (or Windflower): A Colorful Sight

Also known as windflower, Anemones are colorful, delicate and unique, offering a variety of uses in almost any garden.  Depending on the variety, they can bloom in the spring, summer, or fall, offering a season-long interest of spectacular blooms.

December 15, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Growing Elephant Ears

Elephant Ears are a gardeners’ dream; Huge, unique foliage adds drama to the garden and containers in the summer months. Native to tropical Asia, Elephant Ears thrive in full sunlight, heat and moist areas. They are happiest in damp soil, including low-lying areas where rainwater collects.

November 23, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Calla Lilies: Elegance and Ease

Calla Lilies are some of the most beloved and gorgeous summer-blooming flowers, both in the garden and cut for bouquets. Whether you’re looking to add pops of color to your garden bed or are gardening in containers this season, Calla Lilies offer delightful, colorful blooms that are deer resistant and easy to grow.

April 3, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Gardening Tips from our Fans

We recently asked our 95,000+ Facebook Fans what their best gardening tip was. With over 200 responses, we chose a few of our favorites to highlight in our blog. What’s better than gardeners helping other gardeners? We hope you enjoy and learn something new!

March 28, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Growing Bigger in a Small Garden

My edible gardening pursuits are facing a few new challenges these days. When I moved into my house ten years ago, my garden was mostly a blank slate and I could plant veggies in any patch of sunlit ground I wanted…

April 22, 2013 · Garden Writer · Comments Closed
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