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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, […]

Plants that Attract Butterflies

Who doesn’t love watching butterflies (can we call them fluttering flowers?) fly from one flower to the next on a sunny day?  These are the best plants that attract butterflies to your garden. Best Selling Shrubs & Hedges How to Attract Butterflies To attract and keep butterflies, you need to supply the foods that they and […]

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Why Deadheading Flowers is Important

When flowers are past their prime, they turn their attention to producing fruits and seeds. Producing fruits and developing seeds wastes energy that might otherwise be used to make more flowers, foliage, or roots. Many gardeners ask us what is deadheading flowers? The act of deadheading flowers is removing spent flower blossoms so that the […]

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How to Buy Trees Online

Buying trees online is much easier than you might think! If you’ve never shopped online for trees, don’t worry — we’ll tell you everything you need to know about buying trees online in this article. Before we get started, a quick word on the benefits of buying trees online. Not only is it more convenient […]

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The 5 Best Garden Bushes

A beautiful garden makes everything about a landscape design better. Have you ever thought about which pretty bushes should you add to your garden? While you may have some favorite flowers on your must-have list, this is a list of garden bushes that we believe are best. These bushes for gardens are unique, effortless and […]

Japanese Boxwood

Best Places for Boxwoods

Boxwoods aren’t just for hedges anymore. The compact, bushy shape and pretty little leaves of the Japanese boxwood make a handsome, fine textured evergreen shrub that can be used effectively in many parts of the home landscape. A Japanese boxwood pruned by the thinning method (as opposed to formal shearing – see Perfect Plants’ Basic […]

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Landscaping Around Trees

While we may be accustomed to seeing trees standing all by themselves in yards across neighborhoods, it’s actually better tree care to grow other plants and flowers around trees. But how many of us actually consider how to landscape trees when we create our yard design? Not many at all! Most people don’t even know […]

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How to Winterize Trees and Shrubs

Temperatures are falling, colors are changing, holidays are passing, and winter is approaching. Before you hunker down and settle in for the season, you should consider how to keep winter trees safe. While nature has built in some organic winterizing processes, there are also steps you can take to learn how to winterize trees and […]

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Best Fast Growing Shrubs for a Wildlife Garden

Looking to attract animals to your yard through your landscaping and wildlife gardens? Want to help restore natural habitats? If you’re a nature lover, then you’ll love finding beautiful landscape accents that also attract wildlife like bees, butterflies, and birds. Not only can carefully-selected flowering shrubs offer food for wildlife like bees and butterflies, but […]

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Best Front Yard Trees

Choosing the best trees for your front yard is important because it’s a long-term decision. Given the long lives of trees, you should make sure you understand the purpose you want your front yard trees to serve, as well as the details of the trees you choose. For example, you need to know the tree’s […]

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Pollination in Fruit Trees

Pollination is the transfer of pollen grains from the male part of a blossom to the female part of a blossom. Fertilization occurs within the ovary when a sperm cell from a pollen grain unites with an egg to produce an embryo which then develops into a seed. After fertilization, the ovary that contains the […]

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Plant Hardiness Zones

About Those USDA Climate Zones The familiar United States Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zone Map is based on the average annual minimum temperature for each zone. Needless to say, some years a zone will get a minimum temperature lower or higher than the average. Nevertheless, the average minimum temperature is a fairly good indicator for […]