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Deck the Halls with Living Tabletop Christmas Trees

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to bring the spirit of Christmas into your home than with a living tabletop Christmas tree? At, we’ve curated a delightful collection of evergreen nursery shrubs that come beautifully adorned with decorative burlap pot covers, ready to add a touch of festive charm to […]
October 12, 2023

4 Great Ways to Use Groundcover Grasses in Your Landscape

Groundcover grasses offer a wealth of landscaping solutions. They are both economical and quick growing, making them a hardy addition to any landscapers toolbox
September 8, 2023

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 the humble southern Gardenia is spreading to entirely new areas across the United States! A Brief Gardenia History… We tend […]
June 4, 2019

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 again with even more of […]
April 12, 2019

Planting Hedges and Screens

Natural hedges and screens are phenomenal alternatives to fences or walls. They’re perfect for enhancing your landscape appeal while serving a highly functional purpose. Your hedges and screens are going to be there for years. For this reason, it’s worthwhile to do some due diligence to ensure you’re planting them appropriately. There isn’t a universal set […]
August 16, 2018

Perennial Perfection: Our 9 Favorite Herbaceous Flowering Perennials

“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 selections. But first things first: […]
March 27, 2018

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 [...]
August 11, 2017

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.
August 2, 2017

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                                            [...]
March 4, 2016

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                                           [...]
February 16, 2016

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