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Hostas: Sun Tolerant and Slug Resistant

Hostas entice gardeners with their beautiful sumptuous foliage in wide ranging color patterns, leaf textures, as well as varied shapes and sizes.  Oh, there are so many hostas and too little time to explore them all, but check out these top performers that enjoy the sun and resist the slugs. Are there truly sun tolerant [...]
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New Perennials 2017

"What’s a perennial? Why should I grow them?" Beginning gardeners often ask these questions. Starting out, I grew annuals in containers on my apartment balcony. They bloomed all summer, went to seed in the fall and died before the onset of winter. I replaced them each spring and it was easy. Then I moved to [...]
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A Summer of Lilies

Everything a gardener desires can be found in a lily. They’re easy to plant, grow, and maintain; thriving in full sun and well-draining soils and they are hardy. Their exotic blooms are alluring, graceful and elegant, sometimes beautifully fragrant. Lilies even flower in sequence throughout the summer. So, go on - gift yourself with a [...]
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Summer Cut Flowers: Gladiolus

Gladiolus are one of the most dramatic yet sophisticated summer cut flowers. They take center stage when placed in a large vase, engaging an entire room with orchid-like blooms opening along sword-like stems. They’re available in many gorgeous colors, some also have fringed or ruffled edges. You can buy stems from grocery stores as a [...]
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New & Favorite Roses for 2017

Shopping for a new rose to plant in your garden? Consider one of these stunning, fragrant beauties. You won’t be able to walk by them without stopping to admire their blooms. All My LovingTM, Weeks Roses Just like the song by The Beatles, this beautiful and flawless deep cerise pink rose will become a number [...]
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Container Gardens: Summer Flowering Bulbs

The tropical flair plus vibrant colours of summer flowering bulbs equals spectacular container gardens. Easy to plant, once they start growing - and blooming - they just won’t quit. They’ll enjoy the extra warmth of being in a container which enables them to put on a dazzling show. Best of all, they’ll perform through late [...]
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Spring Trends 2017: Flower Arrangements

Bringing spring flowers indoors is a beautiful way to make the season come alive and celebrate new life. Here are some of our favorite ideas to dress up your tabletop whether you’re working with fresh cut flowers or potted bulbs. Spring potted bulbs are popular and widely available. When purchasing narcissi look for flower buds [...]
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Starting Bare Root Perennials

Grab a garden trowel and an empty container, its bare root perennial season. Perennials are long-lived plants which die back in the fall, go dormant in the winter and return to grow each spring becoming flourishing summer plants. Bare root perennials are in their dormant phase with the soil removed. Once planted, they’ll wake up [...]
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Home and Urban Gardens: Gourmet Potatoes

Nothing satisfies the palate more than the flavor of new potatoes dug fresh from the garden. Check out these fabulous gourmet varieties that are ideal for the home and urban gardener. Whether you’re baking, roasting, grilling, steaming, frying or chipping, there’s a potato for every use in your kitchen. AmaRosa A mid-season fingerling with smooth [...]
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Deer Resistant: Summer Blooms

Deer can treat a garden like a buffet line in the summer, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t grow beautiful blooms. Check out these striking and unusual summer blooms that just happen to be deer resistant. They’ll look terrific on their own, or planted in combination. Eucomis ‘Pink’ – Pineapple Flower Stalks of burgundy [...]
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