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Posts in category Landscape and Lawn

Keep the Garden Lively

Feed the birds when the garden is dormant
For more ideas, see our new slideshow on winter garden decor. Just because the garden is dormant in winter doesn’t mean it can’t be a lively place. With a few well-placed ornaments and some nature-themed ideas, you can enliven a winter landscape. Here are some ideas: Add lights whenever you can. Take advantage of shorter […]

Where the Garden Meets the Street

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Brugmansias, stealing the show.Every summer, the front border at our house is reserved for a display of annuals. It’s beside the sidewalk on one of Burlington’s main thoroughfares, so we want it to be special. This year, my partner designed a border that features brugmansias and other plants in hot colors, including a Chinese banana […]

Inspired Entryway

Inspired Entryway
It’s rewarding to see how customers use our products in creative ways. This spring, Adrianne Caldwell of Oviedo, FL, posted this photo of her new front entryway, which she designed with our split bamboo fencing product. She says, “My family and I used to live in Japan, and I’m sure I saw something like it […]

The Fickle Season

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Those late-winter/early spring snowfalls can be hard on a gardener. But spring is that way. It comes; it retreats. This year’s early warmth wakened our magnolia three weeks ahead of schedule. And over the weekend, it burst into bloom, providing a scented backdrop for weekend garden chores. But we woke this morning to snow, and […]

Project Budburst

Project Budburst
An ornamental cherry, Prunus virginiana, breaking bud in early April in Wisconsin. Gardeners tend to be keen observers. We watch for the first emerging bulbs in spring, check daily on our ripening tomatoes so we can harvest them at their peak, keep a close eye on the weather so we can protect plants if a […]

Get Out There

Get Out There
In the deep winter, I tend to retreat indoors for my gardening fix. I buy cut flowers or a new houseplant. I drink tea. In the deep winter, I tend to retreat indoors for my gardening fix. I buy cut flowers or a new houseplant. I drink tea. Here at work, I take a stroll […]

Red-Carpet Plants

Red-Carpet Plants
The announcement of award-winning plants might not generate the buzz of the Academy Awards — at least not among the general public. But if you’re a gardener who likes to stay on top of the latest and greatest, then perusing plant awards offers a glimpse into what to expect at garden centers this spring. More […]

Thank You, Gardeners!

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As Product Testing and Research Coordinator, I test, test, and retest our products in the backyard of our headquarters in Burlington, VT, to make sure they work for our customers. I also coordinate our nationwide program, which gets gardeners from around the country involved in testing. We want to make sure that our products perform […]

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