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Have Wet Soil? No Problem!

Do you have a hard-to-plant area that has poorly-draining soil? Turn this troublesome spot into a colorful landscape feature by planting Perennials and Bulbs that thrive in wet soil.

March 8, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
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Hydrangea Magic: Changing Bloom Colors

A common question we get from gardeners each year is: "Why are my blue Hydrangeas pink, or, Why are my pink Hydrangeas blue?" The answer is really quite simple (and no, it’s not magic). The color of your Hydrangea blooms are directly linked to the PH levels of your soil.

February 8, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · 7 Comments
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Finally Getting this Garden Right!

I live in a small city and am fortunate enough to have a yard and garden (albeit small) to tend to. There is one bed in the back part of my yard that is always changing and evolving with each season, that I’m never quite satisfied with. This season, that’s all going to change!

October 10, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · 3 Comments
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Fixing a Run-Off or Low Spot in the Garden

Kelly Clark is a certified Master Gardener living in Wisconsin (Hardiness Zone 5). She has been gardening since she was 10 and her expertise is mostly in shade gardens, although she enjoys all aspects of gardening – Even weeding!

April 17, 2013 · Garden Writer · 4 Comments
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Planting Tips from our Gardening Team

We continue our “Planting Tips from our Gardening Team” series with tips from two of our most knowledgeable gardeners. Erin gives tips on planting and cutting Gladiolus and Paula explains why her Garden Journal is one of her most helpful resources. Enjoy!

March 29, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Valentine’s Day Blooms

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought it would be fitting to feature some of our most romantic plants in all shades of pink, red and white. Although not blooming on February 14th, these stunning varieties bring extended romance to your lives in the spring and summer months, both in the garden and cut for endless bouquets.

February 8, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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5 Ways to Use Shrubs in Your Landscape

Shrubs are an amazingly-simple way to add big, bold statements in the garden with little work. They are large in size, many provide year-long interest in the garden and delight with stunning blooms. Whether you have sun, shade, dry soil or not – There is certainly a place in your garden for a shrub!

January 30, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
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