Garden Basics

Transitioning Traditional Lawns to Native Landscapes

Lush, green, well-manicured lawns… Americans are obsessed… or have been. But change is in the air. The American Obsession What is America’s obsession with lawns? It can be attributed to both historical and cultural factors. Lawns hold a fascinating and ancient history. Who knew? As far back as 3000 BCE, in Mesopotamia, the concept of […]

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Supporting and Training Tomato Plants

Tomatoes are the unparalleled beloved staple of the summer veggie garden, but to get the best yield and quality, proper support and training are essential. These techniques not only help maximize fruit production but also ensure the health of the plants. Allow us to walk you through various methods to help you achieve the greatest […]

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Kniphofia, Red Hot Poker

Kniphofia, commonly known as Red Hot Poker or Torch Lily, is a striking perennial plant that forms a textural, large clump of grass-like leaves and is cherished for its vibrant, torch-like flowers that add a burst of color to summer gardens. Native to Africa, Kniphofia has gained popularity worldwide for its bold foliage and stunning […]

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Spilling the Tea On Growing A Tea Garden

It’s the stuff dreams are made of…toiling in your backyard, planting, cultivating, picking, and drying leaves and flowers for brewing homemade herbal tea. Growing your own tea garden combines the joy of gardening with the pleasure of enjoying a variety of natural herbal teas to savor yourself or with loved ones and for gift-giving. Benefits […]

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Breathtaking Blue Star

America’s ever-increasing love affair with natives has us constantly looking for the finest indigenous plants to grace the modern home landscape. One of the most breathtaking native perennials is Amsonia, commonly called Blue Star. Amsonia is a genus comprised of approximately 20 species of herbaceous perennials. These plants are characterized by their true-blue, star-shaped flowers […]

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A Guide to Home-Grown Blackberries

Transform your garden into a sanctuary of sweetness with home-grown blackberries. Picture plucking ripe, juicy berries straight from the vine, indulging in their unmatched flavor while reaping their nutritional benefits. With minimal maintenance, these resilient plants provide a convenient, sustainable source of delicious fruit, fostering a deeper connection with nature and promoting a healthy lifestyle […]

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Cultivating A Passion for Garden Photography

Does your gardening passion include taking photos of your plants and progress? Capturing the beauty of a garden through photography is a gratifying experience that allows one to freeze moments of natural splendor in time. With cell phones, it couldn’t be easier. Whether it’s the vibrant hues of blooming flowers, the delicate dance of butterflies, […]

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