Tag: gardening tips

Variegated hosta plant growing in a shade garden

Companion Plants for Hostas

What plants should you pair with your hostas? The possibilities seem endless, especially since hostas are one of the most versatile plants we offer. They come in an array of shapes, colors, and sizes, which means they play well with others but can also create a dynamic garden all on their own. We’ll spell out our favorite companion plants for hostas to get you started.

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New Great Garden Plants Christmas ornament

Mini Christmas & Holiday Trees: A new way to use arborvitae

Whether you’re a gardener, houseplant lover, or just a great gift giver, our new mini Holiday/Christmas trees are the perfect way to spread cheer. While classic Christmas trees are usually firs or pines, our favorite arborvitaes (or Thuja) might be even better. Why? Their smaller stature makes them suited for entryways, patio containers, and tabletops.

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Walnuts on the tree Ripe walnuts popping out of their shell.

Juglone-Tolerant Plants for Gardening Near Black Walnut Trees

While black walnut (Juglans nigra) trees are beloved for their rich history, they have accrued a problematic reputation among gardeners for a few reasons. Most notably, they produce a toxic chemical called juglone. Gardening near (or even under) walnut trees is still possible, so don’t resent your trees just yet. We’ve compiled a list of plants showing juglone tolerance in the landscape to help assuage any worries.

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Mixed patio container for shade with ferns, barrenwort, and coral bells.

How To Plant Patio Containers for Shade

Wondering what to plant in your shaded patio containers? We’ve got you covered! We’ll give you all the information you need to be successful in planting a beautiful mixed container – plus, all of our favorite plants to do it.

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Many hydrangea colors sitting together in an cut flower arrangement

Questions Answered Series: Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas have come to be a fan favorite in the gardening world. Blooming in hues of blue, pink, white, and even green, the array of colors keep us coming back for more, time and time again. There’s virtually a hydrangea for every garden!

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coneflower seed heads in fall.

10 Perennials You Can Cut Back In Fall (& 10 You Shouldn’t)

The gardening season is coming to a close, and if you live in cold climates, your perennials may already be starting to drop leaves and enter dormancy. Don’t worry – it’s completely normal – but it does leave some gardeners wondering what to do next. Should I cut my perennials or leave them standing for winter?

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Vibrant fall plants featuring bright brown, red, and orange colors

Our Guide for Fall Planting

The start of fall may signal the gardening season is coming to a close, but it’s not over yet! There is still plenty of time to enjoy colorful flowers and foliage, or even sprinkle in some new perennials and shrubs before winter arrives. Even with cold temperatures approaching, the soil remains warm for much longer, which gives your new plants time to grow roots and establish in your garden. In some areas, planting in the fall is more favorable than planting in spring!

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