Category: Did You Know

creeping phlox groundcover

All About: Creeping Phlox

If you’re looking for a groundcover to brighten up your landscape in spring, Creeping phlox might be the plant for you. This herbaceous perennial grows vigorously, transforming your landscape with its tidy green foliage and bright blooms quickly.

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Large arborvitae trees used to make a privacy hedge

A Guide to Privacy Hedge Plants

A Privacy Hedge can be a great alternative to a traditional fence. There are a number of different trees and shrubs that can be planted to create privacy in your yard and turn your property into a secluded space.

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Bright blue groundcover flowers

Ground Covers For Suppressing Weeds

Ground covers are powerhouses when it comes to the garden. They effortlessly fill those tough-to-grow sites that are usually ignored, like tight spaces, gaps between stepping stones, slopes, or shady understories.

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A sea of white calamint in a backyard.

Meet Calamint, the 2021 Perennial Plant of the Year

The prestigious Perennial Plant of the Year award typically goes to a relatively familiar face – favorites like Rozanne geranium, ‘Millenium’ allium, and Asclepias tuberosa have all been past winners. But the 2021 winner is one that’s not quite so well known: Calamintha nepeta subsp. nepeta, commonly known as calamint.

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Barberry shrub with red and green foliage

Colorful Alternatives to Barberry

Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) is a popular choice for landscapes and gardens thanks to its bright color, deer resistance, and easy care. However, it can be invasive in some areas, which is why shipment is restricted to some states.

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Beautiful garden filled with different types of hydrangeas

7 Different Types of Hydrangeas

You only need to know two things to be successful when growing hydrangeas: which type of hydrangea you have and whether it blooms on old wood or new wood. And we’re going to spell it all out for you right here, so you can put your new knowledge into action right away.

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