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Are Hostas Edible?

Adding hostas to your landscape brings a host of benefits, but are hostas edible? These perennial plants will come back year after year with the same vigor, to uplift the landscape with its lush green foliage. Flower stalks may appear as well, adding an additional pop of color to the green background. With so many […]

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How to Care for Confederate Jasmine

Pearl white flowers that bloom in late spring that give off a sweet smelling fragrance that hangs over your garden like mist. This beautiful plant provides a fragrant vining shrub that spreads across your yard’s walls and is a great ground cover. Confederate jasmine or jasmine trachelospermum jasminoides is a precious gem adorns any garden […]

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How to Prune a Young River Birch Tree

Why Prune Trees? Pruning encourages healthy plant growth by getting rid of dead branches and overgrown branches. Here are a few reasons why it is crucial for you to prune your young river birch tree to keep it healthy: Avoid Plant Diseases: Pruning helps your river birch tree avoid plant diseases. Decaying plant parts can […]

Pink Daylily

When to Divide Daylilies?

Daylilies are colorful, hardy, and low-maintenance perennials that add life to your flower garden. You will mostly see these perennials flourishing in USDA hardiness zones 3-10. These beautiful perennials will continue to produce buds throughout the summer, but each bloom will only last for a day or two. Daylilies are typically easy to care for, […]

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How to Grow Blackberry Bushes

Fresh blackberries are the highlight of summer. Juicy, tart, and perfect baked in a pie, they are a must for a home garden. They aren’t difficult to grow, and the reward of fresh berries every year is priceless. You don’t even need an ample garden space; there are varieties on the market today that grow […]

Apple Tree Diseases & How to Cure Them

Juicy, delicious, and crisp to bite into – apples are a widely enjoyed fruit around the world for their nectar-sweet and tangy flavor. Unfortunately, growing apples can be a challenge, mainly because of common apple tree diseases.  Apples belong to the rose family (Rosaceae) which is particularly vulnerable to a host of different diseases. Depending […]

Why is my Agapanthus Not Flowering?

The show-stopping flowers of Agapanthus are a spectacle to look forward to every summer. The multiples of lily-shaped flowers burst out in the air like fireworks, defining the summer flower garden. When they don’t show, it is devastating. Agapanthus is a low-maintenance plant, a garden favorite because of its easy-going nature. But, even though they […]

How to Grow a Pomegranate Tree

Pomegranates are a rare delicacy that has always been a bit hard to get since they require a little more effort than your general plant. Their seeds are delicious; also called arils, but are not the only thing these fruits are desired for. They also have a famous reputation when it comes to their thirst-quenching […]

How to Plant a Weeping Willow Tree

The willow tree is a sight to look at; they are known to make a high focal point in landscaping and increase the attractiveness of your yard, adding an elegant touch. These trees, since ancient times, have been an inspiration for art, poetry, and music. The Willow tree, scientifically known as Salix babylonica, has leaves […]

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How to Plant a Maple Tree

No other tree can outshine a maple when it comes to spectacular fall colors, shade production, and overall landscape beauty. Use these tips for planting a maple tree so you can get off to a great start this planting season. Most of us are familiar with the large-growing varieties of maple trees and have probably enjoyed […]

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How to Save An Evergreen Tree from Dying

The year-round beauty of an evergreen tree makes it a common landscaping choice. The elegance of the evergreen tree, coupled with the much-needed burst of green color during the winter, is a winning combination.  Because the tree stands out so much, when its’ leaves turn brown or start to fall off, it becomes a very […]

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When to Repot Plants

Ever wondered when to repot plants? We “repot” a containerized plant when the potting medium becomes so hard and impermeable that water just runs right past it along the sides of the pot, or when we want to change the container for aesthetic reasons. This can be applied to outdoor or indoor plants. We “pot up” […]