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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 […]

landscaping around trees

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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Perfect Soil Ph = Perfect Plants

Getting your best crop, whether vegetable, fruit, ornamental or lawn, often requires adding lime or fertilizer to your soil. But you need to know how much. If you are starting a new garden, it’s a good idea to have the soil tested. If your plants don’t seem to be doing as well as you think […]

The Heat is On: Keys to Smart Summer Gardening

The Heat is On: Keys to Smart Summer Gardening

Summer is a great time to work in the yard or garden, but the experienced gardener knows there are real dangers for both people and plants if the realities of the hottest months of the year are not respected. Following some basic rules related to heat and water will ensure that your summertime gardening is […]

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Color Me Roses

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of wedding bells – Wedding bells everywhere. That’s right, we are entering the wedding season, so don’t be surprised if you see a distraught bride crying on the steps of a chapel every so often. In honor of this wonderful season of love, we will be taking the next […]

Crape Myrtle Murder She Wrote…

…or, How and Why to Stop Butchering Your Crape Myrtles now For one of the toughest plants out there, people seem to have no problem, what can only be described as, murdering these beautiful blooms. Crape Myrtles are one of the most adaptable, pest-free, low maintenance and aesthetically pleasing shrubs that can grow in our hot […]

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 […]

Why Compost?

What’s so great about composting? Composting is a landscape term that not many people know, but that everyone should. Compost is decomposed organic matter that is used as fertilizer, and is an essential aspect of organic farming. But even if organic farming isn’t on your to-do list, composting can still be vital to a healthy […]

Top 5 Favorite Flowers for Spring

Want to spruce up your garden this spring, but find the myriad of flowers at your local nursery overwhelming? Here is a list of our top five spring flowers that are guaranteed to brighten up your landscape with bursts of color and character this spring! Azalea—The red, pink and white blossoms of the aesthetic Azalea are […]