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The Plant Blog

HortTube: Get to Know Jim Putnam

We here at PlantsbyMail.com are committed to bringing our customers the most accurate and quality plant information possible. For this reason, we often feature videos from HortTube with Jim Putnam on our product pages. Jim owns Earthworks Nursery and Garden Center in Clayton, NC; and he has an impressive wealth of knowledge and experience that he shares […]
February 14, 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 simultaneously serving a highly functional purpose.   Your hedges and screens are going to be there for years. For this reason, it's worthwhile to do a little due diligence to make sure you’re planting them appropriately.   […]
August 16, 2018

It's a Cleyera Affair!

Wait a minute… Are those star-crossed lovers in your garden providing an elegant twist of color and texture, taking your landscape to the next level?! Nope, it's Cleyera! The Romeo and Juliet Cleyera from the Southern Living Plant Collection to be precise. (And that makes much more sense when you really think about it) We’re […]
August 8, 2018

Garden and Landscaping Edging Ideas

Edging is a proven way to improve anyone’s landscape. Its primary task is to distinguish one area from the next. Thus, edging serves as a way to separate the lawn grass from your garden bed. Likewise, its aesthetic value cannot be denied. This is why there are many garden and landscaping edging ideas out there […]
April 23, 2018

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 help to entice feathered friends into your landscapes. Here are: 8 […]
April 3, 2018

8 GREAT Low-Maintenance Plants

Encore Azaleas Evercolor Carex Evercolor Carex (Sedge Grass) grasses are truly tolerant faux grasses that fans of low-maintenance landscapes are sure to appreciate. They're perfect for any part sun to light shade location. They  require no trimming and will NOT run wild. Plant them next to hedges for a easy care transition from ground to […]
March 22, 2018

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 any shade garden. So without any […]
March 13, 2018

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 tips for getting the most out of your perennials.
February 7, 2018
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