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Gardenia Games

Gardenia season is here! Southern gardeners cherish the Gardenia because of its iconic fragrance, eye-catching blooms, and reliable evergreen foliage. However, many new varieties are capable of growing down to USDA Zone 7a. This means that the humble southern Gardenia is spreading to entirely new areas across the United States!

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Perennial Pizzazz

In 2018, we released a blog post called Perennial Perfection that listed and detailed some of our favorite perennials. It turned out to be one of our most popular blog posts. This led us to conclude that there must be quite a few perennial fans out there! Therefore, we’re back

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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

Emerald Green Arborvitae Privacy Hedge in the landscape
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19 Privacy Plant Picks

Hey PlantsbyMail, how can I get some privacy, increase my property value, cut down on street/neighbor noise, naturally purify my air, and beautify my landscape?” Privacy fences and walls are great, but they can be expensive and they require upkeep. However, privacy plants will basically take care of themselves after

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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! Specifically, we’re going to touch on 8 of our favorite perennial

Pink Perplexion Camellia in the Landscape
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​Tips for Planting Camellias

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.

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Planting Encore Azaleas in the Landscape

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 […]

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How to Use Soft Caress Mahonia In Your Garden

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.

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Your Front Porch is a Canvas: Encore Azalea

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                                            […]

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Create a Mailbox Garden

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                                           […]

Create a clip and snip garden with these beautiful plants
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Bring the Beauty Indoors | Snip and Clip Garden

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

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