Tag: beginner gardeners

Closeup shot of white and green flowers

Ninebark – May 2021

If you’re looking for a low-maintenance landscape plant, ninebark (Physocarpus) is the perfect plant for you! Ninebark adds interest to almost every season with colorful foliage, spring-blooming flowers, and late summer seed pods.

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colorwheel for companion plants

Garden Design Basics: Color

Color isn’t just for paintings; it has its place in your garden too! With proper planning, color can make your garden look more balanced and really help tie the landscape together!

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a variety of shade plants thriving in a home garden

Hosta & Coral Bells

When anyone asks what plants I recommend for shade, I almost always answer with hostas and coral bells (Heuchera). Both perennials are staples for shade gardens.

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Miranda showing off new garden plants at the house

Planting Guide

Wondering how to properly take care of your plants now that they’ve arrived? While we include a copy of our planting guide in every order, we’re also adding the information online for easy reference.

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Red Creeping Thyme suppressing weeds around a rock

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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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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A variety of hydrangeas getting sun exposure

Different Levels of Sun Exposure

Sunlight is the source of energy for all major functions in plants. It’s the key ingredient in the recipe for photosynthesis, which plants use to make fuel (sugars) for plant growth. When plants don’t receive enough light, they can’t produce enough energy to sustain growth.

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Closeup of green sedum

Our 5 Favorite Easy to Care for Plants

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, every gardener can appreciate a plant that is easy to care for. Low maintenance plants are perfect for those just dabbling in the world of gardening and those who just want to spend more time relaxing in and enjoying their garden and less time trying to care for and maintain it.

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Digging Deeper: Soil Types

When we think about gardens, we usually envision the leaves, stems, and flowers of plants, but what about growth below ground? The roots are considered to be the “hidden half” of the plant. They’re essential to the plant’s success, providing anchorage and absorbing water and nutrients from the soil.

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