For The Birds

For The Birds

Looking for plants that will attract birds to your yard? Fortunately, this really isn’t that difficult! More than anything, birds want a few simple things: food, shelter, and potential nesting sites. So we’re gonna go through 8 of our favorite varieties of plants that...
Perennial Perfection

Perennial Perfection

“What is ol’ PlantsbyMail rambling on about today?” you may ask (rhetorically, because presumably you’ve already read the post title). Well.. We’re talking about the Powerhouses of Petals. The Barons of Bloom. The Foremost in Flowers. Perennials, of course!...
8 GREAT Low-Maintenance Plants

8 GREAT Low-Maintenance Plants

Some gardeners get a lot of satisfaction from maintaining their landscape, pruning and shaping to their heart’s content. Some gardeners…not as much. If you want some plants that will allow you to focus on other things, this list of 8 low-maintenance plants is for you!...
6 Spectacular Shade Plants

6 Spectacular Shade Plants

It can be frustrating when you have an empty spot in your landscape that you really want to fill, but alas…it’s too shaded for your favorite bloomers… Well fear no more! For today we are going to go through some of our favorite shrubs for bringing new life to...
Nandina 101 – Intro to Nandinas

Nandina 101 – Intro to Nandinas

Course Description Welcome to Nandina 101! Nandinas are a classic choice for Southern landscapes and they have been for quite some time. If you’ve spent any time in the South at all, then you’ve driven past at least one of these southern favorites, even if you didn’t...
Introducing the New Autumn Bonfire Encore Azalea

Introducing the New Autumn Bonfire Encore Azalea

Get to know the newest member of the Encore Azalea family, the Autumn Bonfire! The Bonfire takes a page out of another Encore Azalea’s playbook, the Autumn Fire, when it comes to their decadently rich, brilliantly true-red, semi-double blooms. However, unlike...
Spring Cleaning Your Garden

Spring Cleaning Your Garden

After a long, cold winter it’s finally time to step back into the garden, but “Where to begin?” you might ask. Spring cleaning your garden is an important step for getting your plants off on the right foot. We’re going to go through some steps that should help...
Perennial Care in Your Garden

Perennial Care in Your Garden

Perennials are some of the most rewarding plants around for gardeners, and fortunately, perennial care isn’t so difficult. With a little extra attention, these prolific bloomers will be around for years bringing you flower after flower. These are some of our...
Rose Dormancy for the Modern Gardener

Rose Dormancy for the Modern Gardener

Rose dormancy is nature’s way of making sure that roses see next spring by preventing damage from freezing temperatures. Inside the stems, cell sap will thicken making the plant additionally cold hardy and capable of withstanding long winters. The rose will then go...
Planting Like a Pro with Purple Pixie Loropetalum

Planting Like a Pro with Purple Pixie Loropetalum

  There are a lot of groundcover shrubs out there working every day and night to keep our landscapes looking fantastic, and I’m not sure they get the recognition they deserve. We’re talking about plants that play second fiddle to taller plants while selflessly making...