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How to Winterize Trees

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 safe trees. While nature has built in some organic winterizing processes, there are also steps you can take to winterize trees to protect them from pests […]

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Best Front Yard Trees

Choosing the right trees for your 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 size, […]

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Basic Pruning for Shrubs and Trees

We prune our young trees and shrubs to control their size, shape and scale within our landscape. Proper pruning also stimulates flowering and fruit bearing and helps to keep shrubs and trees healthy and vigorous, thus reducing the likelihood of future problems. Plants that produce fruit such as growing bananas need pruning to encourage growth […]

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Caring For Indoor Plants

What makes a good indoor plant? Mainly, one that can tolerate dry air and low light levels. Many of our most popular houseplants are selected from wild plants that grow naturally in humid, shady tropical forests. They live in more humid environments with less light than other plants. They are never exposed to frost or […]

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Indoor Plants: Your Secret Weapons to Fight Indoor Air Toxins

The winter months still upon us, it’s easy for your green thumb to grow restless with lack of time spent outdoors. Lucky for you (and your green thumb), investing on some landscape inside the home is an excellent way to pass those long, dreary winter days and—as if you need any added bonus to get […]

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6 Great Edible Plants to Start Growing Indoors

Growing your own food has become increasingly popular, and for good reason. Rather than stock your fridge full of produce from the grocery store, which has encountered who knows how many pesticides and other nasty chemicals since inception, you can sprout up your very own chemical-free produce in the comfort of your kitchen. The perks for […]

Get in the zone!

If you have ever purchased plants before, chances are you have come across something called the “plant hardiness zone” (or just “zone”) for a particular plant. These zones are determined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map which is utilized by all plant growers and sellers. The Zone Map is the standard that growers follow […]

Poinsettia passion part 1: Indoor care

If you are looking to include the Poinsettia in your Christmas tradition, or if they have long since become a staple when you ring in the holidays, we have compiled some key tips, tricks and information on everything you need to know to keep your Poinsettias blooming for years to come! Although the plant only blooms […]

Keep your Christmas tree alive and well (and full of holiday cheer) this season!

If you’re just now getting around to putting up your Christmas tree, or even if you’ve already had your tree decorated, lit and present ready for weeks now, these tips and tricks will ensure that your tree is at its prime throughout the entire holiday season! Bringing your tree home Once you have found the […]

Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree

Although the chances that you will be growing your own Christmas tree this year are slim to none, there’s a good possibility you will be purchasing one to ring in the holidays. We thought it would be fun to spread the holiday cheer with some history on one of the most beloved and well known […]

Have landscape questions? We have answers.

So you know that you want to do something different, or even start from scratch, in regards to that green space surrounding your home, but that’s about as far as you’ve gotten when it comes to understanding and planning the whole “landscape” idea. Perfect Plants is here to help (and help out your not-so-green thumb). […]

Home Gardening for Hipsters (or beginners)

Home Gardening for Hipsters (or beginners) With the beautiful and bright season of spring upon us, it is not uncommon to get an itch to dig (dirt). And gardening seems to be more and more of a “trendy” pastime for the Gen-Xers, who more than likely did not grow up learning the lay of the […]