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 Encore Azalea, when it comes to their decadently rich, brilliantly true-red, semi-double blooms. However, unlike the Autumn Fire, this azalea is for gardeners
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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 get your
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 tips for getting the most out of your perennials.
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 into a hibernation-type state where it will slow down its metabolic systems, and […]
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 sure
that every inch of the landscape looks like a million bucks. I think this
Before purchasing make sure to check your growing zone to make sure the plant will thrive in your USDA Zone
Here are a few tips to get you ready to plant everyone’s favorite late bloomer, Camellias! Get tips on planting, spacing and pruning your camellias.
Spacing:Encore® Azaleas should be planted the same width apart as the mature dimensions specify. This measurement should be taken from the center of one plant to the center of the other. For example: Autumn Angel™matures to 3 feet wide. In order to have mature Autumn Angel Encore Azaleas bunched next to each other, you […]
Plant Encore Azaleas in the fall to enjoy flowers until the first frost. Planting in fall allows the roots to establish without damage from extreme temperatures.
The Soft Caress Mahonia is truly JUST right! Classic Mahonias are popular thanks to their great texture, evergreen color, and shade-tolerant nature. However, they’re often quite large and feature stiff, sharp foliage. This is where the Soft Caress comes in. It’s a dwarf variety that matures to only 3 feet wide and 3.5 feet wide AND it has soft feathery foliage.
Keeping it Cool: A little winter prep goes a long wayThe changing of the seasons is our cue to begin preparing our landscapes for the cooler weather that accompanies shorter daylight hours. For many Encore® Azalea gardeners, the threat of frost and freezing temperatures is rarely considered. However, it is always good practice to clean […]
Combine the pink blooms of Autumn Carnation with turquoise accessories for a stunning front porch look! 1. Autumn Carnation 2. Turquoise Pot 3. Welcome Mat […]
Want to incorporate reblooming shrubs to dress up your mailbox? Look no further than Encore Azalea and these great companion plants. All have similar sun and soil requirements and pair beautifully with Encores!1. Autumn Fire […]
Bring the beauty indoors with a Snip & Clip Garden, featuring Encore Azalea and these perfect pairs:1. Encore Azalea Autumn Angel2. Pringles Dwarf Podocarpus Yew3. Saucy Wine Salvia4. Big Daddy Hydrangea5. Alabama Beauty Camellias7. Obsession Nandina
Encore® Azalea 101: A Crash Course on Flower FamiliesA Family AffairIt all began more than 15 years ago, when Robert “Buddy” Lee, a nationally-known plant breeder, began crossing traditional spring-blooming azaleas with the summer-blooming azalea, Rhododendron oldhamii, to create the Encore® Azalea family. “Azaleas are easy to grow, and they’re really colorful. I was just […]
Gardenia Care Basics
Before planting your gardenias make sure the
soil PH is in the range of 6.5-5. Too high of a PH will prevent your gardenia
from absorbing essential nutrients. Plant your gardenia only as deep as the root
ball is tall, but dig the hole 2-3 times the width of the root ball.Gardenias will grow best at […]
Before planting your Azaleas make sure the soil PH is in the
slightly acidic range of 6.5 to 5.5. Alkaline soils can be detrimental to the
health and blooming of your Azalea. If your soil is Alkaline take step to
increase the acidity of your soil such as a fertilizer for acid loving plants.Plant your Azalea only […]
Once your plants have arrived from plantsbymail.com you want to remove them from the
packaging as soon as possible. Removal from the bottom of the box is recommended,
so that the braches of your plants will slide out naturally, and not get caught
and bend/break. Next give your new plants some water, it has been a long trip.
Your plants are […]
Properly establishing your new potted plant from
plantsbymail.com is crucial to its health and growth. This part of the process
is extremely important, but is often overlooked, done hastily, and incorrectly.
Here are some suggested steps that will help optimize the development of your
new plants.Step1: Read up on the proper sunlight and water exposure
for the variety of plant […]
Hopefully the Polar Vortex has come and gone, and you can
finally get out of your house again without wrapping up like an Eskimo. Now as
things are thawing out you are beginning to realize those shrubs in your yard
do not seem to be coming around. You can check for
signs of life by scratching the bark at […]