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3 Tips When Taking Care of Trees for the Fall

Fall is a beloved season for many reasons, and one of those is the beauty of fall foliage coming in shades of orange, yellow, and red. But beyond the beauty, did you know that fall is an important season for tree care? Being nestled between summer and winter means that your trees have faced some […]

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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 […]

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All About Fertilizers

Of the more than 115 chemical elements in the periodic table, only 16 are sure to benefit plant life. These are essential nutrients. (There might be others that we don’t know about, but surely they must be needed in very small quantities and are probably never lacking.) Carbon (C), oxygen (O) and hydrogen (H) are […]

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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 their […]

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Preparing Plants for Winter

As we all bundle up and cope with the coldest temperatures of the year, it’s important to be mindful of how the winter weather affects our plants as well. Plants in their first year after being planted are the most at risk as they are still becoming established. Preparing plants and perrenials for winter is […]

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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Hot Potato!

Consider the potato. Round, brown (typically), and a staple on most tables. If you believe the Earth is round and the sky is blue, then chances are you’ve consumed a potato. Predating the New Testament (somewhere between 8000 and 5000BC), the potato was first domesticated in the region of modern-day southern Peru and northwestern Bolivia. Today there […]

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Spring Flower Beds

With climate change and the ever-increasing temperatures in Florida, spring brings the perfect weather to liven up your flower beds. The warm days and cool nights provide the ideal environment for planting and growing a variety of perennials and annuals that will last all summer long. The best way to do this is by adding flower bed plants to […]

‘Tis the season… to preserve your plants!

The winter season bring with it an array of exciting and fresh changes—the leaves turn from greens to vibrant oranges and reds, the humidity and heat you battled all summer long fades away and in its place cool and refreshing breezes wake up your heat-logged senses. If you are in the northern states, snow begins to […]

Poinsettias: The official Christmas plant

During the Christmas holiday season, it seems like everywhere you look you will find luscious red Poinsettias on display. This beautiful plant has become a well-recognized symbol of Christmas—and rightly so. Its deep red color and simple yet elegant nature embodies the season in an aesthetic way. If you are looking to include the Poinsettia […]

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). […]