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Watering Roses with Paul Zimmerman

Fertilizing Roses with Paul Zimmerman

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Leaf Shapes

With temperatures cooling off and the leaves starting to turn, now is the perfect time to get out there and take a close look at some leaves!<p>This …

Famous “Keystone Property” Features Wayside Cultivars

I’d be happy to even get back what I paid for my house. With so many foreclosures still on the market, demand for houses is still flagging. But Greg …

A New Day for Buddleia

Battle of the Butterfly Bush<p>Few garden plants are truly “controversial”, but Buddleia is.<p>A dwarf, sterile, and exceptionally handsome Buddleia.<p>A …

How to Keep Plants Alive While You're Away

<b>First, a Cautionary Tale</b><p>Epic . Fail.<p>Last year when I went on vacation I knew I was going to be gone for the better part of two weeks, and I didn’t …

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<b>Encourage Your Roses to Go Into Dormancy.</b> Around August you should stop fertilizing and pruning your roses (including deadheading). This keeps any …

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<b>Simpler than you think!</b><p>So you want to add a hedgerow to your landscape or simply spruce up your existing shrubbery? First and foremost you have to …

Landscaping

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The Amaryllis Challenge<p>#AmaryllisChallenge. That's right—the holiday tradition just went viral.<p>Amaryllis' ability to grow incredibly quickly …

Clematis Pruning Guide

<b>Get the Best Blooms from your Clematis</b><p>You’ll find Clematis pruning groups for your specific variety listed in the descriptions in our catalog and …

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<b>Spring Garden Clean-Up: Rose Pruning</b><p>As spring approaches and the ground begins to thaw, it is time for gardeners to get back outside and start …

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<b>Combine a shrub or tree with perennials and annuals for a one-of-a-kind container!</b><p>As more and more people are creating gardens in the small space of …

Flowers

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<b>Why Bare Root?</b><p>The dry, sparse appearance of bare root perennials can be alarming to the novice gardener, but in reality ordering bare root is often …

What to Do in the Rose Garden in January

This is the first in a 12-part series of monthly rose gardening tips.<p>There’s no sweeter sight than the year’s first rose bloom!<p>The first time I tried …

Gardening

What to Do in the Rose Garden in February

<b>Prune Existing Roses:</b> If you didn’t prune your roses in the fall, this is a good time to get out and do that before new growth begins.<p><b>Spray Neem Oil:</b> …

What to Do in the Rose Garden in March

<i>This is the third in a 12-part series of monthly tips for the rose garden. Check out the earlier blogs here: January. February.</i><p>It’s that time of year …

2016 Trends: Blurring the Indoor/Outdoor Line

<b>Biophilic design</b>. More and more frequently, people are bringing elements of their garden inside. On the large scale, this is something that …

Tips for Planning an Awesome Easter Egg Hunt

What an ingenious “hiding spot”!<p>Be sure you’ve hidden enough eggs. A dozen or so per “hunter” should be fun.<p>Have fun prizes. Candy of all kinds, …

JP's Biggest, Best Annuals Yet

Great news for all you Annual-lovers out there: Jackson and Perkins just upgraded their annuals to much larger sizes!<p>Right: Standard annual …

What to Do in the Rose Garden in April

April Moon Hybrid Tea Rose<p><i>This is the fourth in a 12-part series of monthly tips for the rose garden. Check out the earlier blogs here: January.</i> …

The 7 Deadly Sins of Rose Gardening

<b>The Sin: Overcrowding</b>. Roses need full sun and good airflow. If you plant them right on top of each other or too close to trees, fences, or …

10 Flower Combinations You NEED to Grow in 2016

Watering the Smart Way

[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv_lSmxD4rk[/embedyt]<p><b>A Mighty Thirst</b><p>Plants get thirsty, too.<p>There’s an old adage that a 90-foot oak tree …

Youngest Eagle Scout Builds Memorial Garden

This summer 13-year-old Sean M. O’Connor became an Eagle Scout after planting a memorial rose garden, earning him the historic distinction of being …

What to Do in the Rose Garden - September

<i>This is the ninth in a 12-part series of monthly tips for the rose garden. Check out the earlier blogs here: January. February. March, and April.</i><p>As …