August Gardening Tips

August Gardening     August lawn and gardening tips: -Watch for heat stress on plants. Yellow and brown leaves are a sure sign your plants need more moisture around their roots.   – Take the time to enjoy your garden. Sit back, relax and watch Mother Nature at work. Water trees that are suffering from […]

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Moisture Tolerant Plants

Moisture Tolerant Plants Many homes have low-lying areas that stay wet. These spots need to have moisture tolerant plants to survive in that area. They don’t mind their “feet” being wet and will thrive there. Perennials Foxglove, Cotton Easter, Goats Beard, Bugleweed, Hardy Hibiscus, Black Snakeroot, Rocket Ligularia, Cardinal Flower, Meadow Rue, Spiderwort, Royal Fern, Swamp […]

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Top 10 Easy Care Garden Plants for your Midwest garden

Top 10 easy Care Plants     Top 10 Easy Care Plants: Daisy, Daylilies, Russian Sage, Rudbeckia (black-eyed Susan), Asters, Sedum, Catmint, Weigela, Yarrow, Poppy     Poppies: Best grown in organically rich, fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Performs well in average garden soils as long as drainage is good. This is a […]

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July Gardening Tips

1 July Gardening Tips Ivory Silk Japanese Lilac Trees are very beautiful this time of year and seen commonly around the area. It’s a small ornamental tree that is perfect for any yard. Roses Roses are woody plants, but the flowers and leaves are mostly water. Without sufficient water, the plants become hardened off. The […]

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Perennials by Height

Perennials by Height

1 Perennials by HeightPerennials come in many sizes from very small to huge. These dependable plants return every year to beautify your landscape. They are useful in the landscape for several reasons. In garden design it pays to have plants return every year without a need of replanting them. For border designs place taller plants […]

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Perennial Blooms By Season

1 Perennial Blooms by SeasonA Perennial Bloom guide by season. Spring Ajuga, Iris varieties, Lamium, Phlox varieties, Viola LATE SPRING Astilbe varieties, Bell Flower, Blanket Flower, Catmint, Coreopsis, Daylily varieties, Delphinium, Dianthus, False Indigo, Geranium, Hosta varieties, Iris varieties, Lady’s Mantle, Peony, Salvia, Veronica, Yarrow Varieties SUMMER Asiatic Lily, Astilbe, Bee Balm, Black Eyed, Susan, […]

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Perennial Color Guide

1 Perennial Color GuideUse this perennial color guide to plan your themed garden. BLUE/VIOLET Ajuga, Aster, Bell Flower, Catmint, Delphinium, False Indigo, Geranium Hosta, Iris, Lavender, Liatris, Phlox Russian Sage, Salvia, Veronica, Viola PINK Asiatic Lilly, Aster, Astilbe, Bee Balm, Coneflower, Coreopsis, Daylily, Dianthus, Geranium, Joe Pye Weed, Lamium, Mum, Peony, Phlox, Sedum, Veronica, Yarrow […]

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