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Holly Bushes Buying Guide

Holly Bushes, also known by its scientific name Ilex, is a plant that almost everyone can recognize at first glance! What makes them so popular is their wide use in making Christmas decorations, especially wreaths. They are an excellent addition to any garden for two reasons: they add a pop of color to the landscape […]
November 10, 2022

Why Buy Cleyera Shrubs?

Cleyera Japonica, more commonly known as the Japanese Cleyera, is a shrub native to Japan and China – and in recent times, a staple in most southern gardens. Cleyera shrubs grow in cool, well-drained soil, in full sun to some moderate shade. Full-grown shrubs can withstand drought, but they need to be shielded from strong […]
October 31, 2022

Liriope Buyer’s Guide

Liriope, also known as Monkey Grass, is an easy-growing perennial grass you can plant along walkways, pathways, and flower borders throughout any landscape. Liriope, dubbed Lillie turf, is drought-resistant, deer-proof, and withstands many climates from a growing zone 4 to 10. In the summer, it produces lavender flower spikes with hues of purple or pink […]
July 6, 2022

Hydrangea Buyer’s Guide

Hydrangeas are a classic landscape and garden feature, and they’re virtually unmistakable! Their trademark cluster blooms change color depending on the pH of the soil, with the exception of true white blooming species (Paniculata and Quercifolia). Specifically, pink blooms come from alkaline soil, blue from acidic soil, and purple from somewhere in between. Hydrangeas in History […]
December 21, 2021

The Encore Azalea Buyer’s Guide

Encore Azaleas are some of the most popular landscape plants on the market today! However, with so many varieties, where do you begin?  We’ve attempted to create the most comprehensive guidebook to Encore Azaleas on the web! A bold task, I know, but as they say, “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you might […]
March 7, 2019

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! 1. Endless Summer Hydrangeas 2. Encore Azaleas 3. Evercolor Carex […]
March 22, 2018

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