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Maple Leaf Changing Color

Why Aren’t My Maple Tree Leaves Turning Colors in Fall?

Autumn leaf color is the result of varying levels of chlorophyll residue mixed with other pigments. Maple trees (genus acer) are one of our top picks for trees that turn yellow in fall. There could be a few reasons why your maple tree leaves aren’t turning different colors in fall. Find out more about maples […]

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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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Leaflets of three — Let it be!

Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) is not a true ivy, but rather a member of the cashew family (Anacardiaceae) which also includes poison oak, poison sumac, mango, cashew, and pistachio. Three out of four Americans are sensitive to poison ivy, and many are allergic to other members of the family as well. Poison ivy has dark […]

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How to Use Mulch in Your Garden

Here at Perfect Plants Nursery, we love our mulch! If we see a patch of bare soil, we mulch it! Nature doesn’t allow bare soil, and we shouldn’t either. Learn how to use mulch in your garden! Why Use Mulch? If you are starting a new flower bed or planting a vegetable garden, you should […]

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Perfect Plants’ Quick Tips For Fall

Now that you have planted your fall vegetable garden, are enjoying the last of your summertime veggies, and are ready to relax in the cooler days of autumn, there are still a few things you might want to do before winter sets in. Fall is the best time to look for bargains at your local […]

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Are You Watering Your Plants Correctly?

Water is essential for all life on Earth. Water, and carbon dioxide are the raw materials in photosynthesis to manufacture carbohydrates. The essential minerals taken up by plant roots, and the carbohydrates manufactured in green leaves, must be dissolved in water before they can be circulated to other parts of the plant. Plant cells maintain […]

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Popular Winter Blooming Trees

Sure, growing and maintaining a beautiful garden during the spring, early summer and autumn is a piece of cake… you have the warm temperatures and sunny skies on your side. Once the winter season rolls around, it can feel impossible or useless to keep up with all your hard gardening work. It doesn’t have to […]

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A Flower For Every Feeling

Looking for other options besides the run-of-the-mill rose flower to surprise your significant other this Valentine’s Day? Look no further! Here is a list of some fun and meaningful blooms to break out of the ordinary rose rut this holiday. “A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a […]

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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 […]

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What’s your landscape style?

A lot of questions come up when you decide to design or redesign your landscape style. Where will this tree go? Where will that shrub go? Will this color paver or brick complement the my landscape? Does this border make my house look fat? (Just kidding). But before you ask any of those questions, you […]

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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 planting zones are determined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map which is utilized by all plant growers and sellers. The USDA Zone Map is the standard that […]