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Your Houseplant is an Annual in Disguise!

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Who hasn’t brought a houseplant or two outdoors for an open-air, summer vacation? Every summer I hang plants from the branches of my dogwood where they thrive in dappled light and benefit from the summer rains. Many of our favorite indoor plants are actually tropical perennials that thrive in our hot, humid summers. Why not […]

Hosta: a Treat for the Eye and the Palate

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When you think about hostas (and daylilies and roses and dahlias), you probably focus on their appealing foliage and vibrant blooms. Surprisingly, these plants are delicious as well as lovely. In fact, many of our favorite garden plants can feed both body and soul. Here’s a quick peek at how to harvest and prepare hostas […]

Prune Hydrangea Bushes at the Right Time

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When do you prune hydrangeas? Well, it depends. Some hydrangeas bloom on current season’s growth and should be pruned in late winter or early spring, before the shrub begins active growth. These include several varieties that have become quite popular: Limelight, Quickfire, Burgundy Lace, as well as the classic “snowball” types, such as Annabelle. Another […]

Help Monarchs by Planting Milkweed in Your Garden

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Times are tough for monarch butterflies: For the past few decades, the population of monarchs has declined dramatically. Gardeners looking for the flash of orange-and-black monarchs are discovering that this most famous and beautiful of butterflies is becoming harder and harder to spot. The reason? Habitat loss. Specifically, there’s a lot less milkweed, the single […]

From the Reviews: Super Hoops Protect Prized Bromeliads

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We like it when customers use our products in innovative ways. For example, got this photo from a gardener in South Carolina who uses Super Hoops as a frame to support a 10 x 20-foot tarp that covers a collection of bromeliads. The sturdy Super Hoops are made from two heavy-gauge wires joined by cross […]

Gift Ideas for Gardeners — from Gardeners!

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Need a gift for a gardener? Ask a gardener! To assemble this list, we put a call out to our “company of gardeners,” asking for their favorites. Here’s what they suggest: Dalton: I like to give bundled gifts that serve more than one purpose. That’s why I am planning to give the Harvest Storage Crate […]

Winning Plants to Look for in 2014

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In fall, many gardens are highlighted by the fragrant “sweet autumn clematis,” which covers itself with frothy clouds of small flowers. Until now, the late-bloomer was only available in white, but growers have created a new variety, Sweet Summer Love, which blooms in cranberry-violet. Fragrance is sweet cherry-vanilla. This new clematis is one of five […]

Create a Big Display with Small Bulbs

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In our front garden, there is a bed that runs along the sidewalk. I love to fill it with spring-blooming bulbs every year — usually tulips. Because tulips don’t put on a good show after the first year, I treat them as annuals. Said another way, they make their way to the compost pile after […]

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