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Good Gardening Travels with Phillip

We have a saying in the company that for a plant to fit our portfolio it really must pass the galloping horse test i.e. is it striking enough to catch your eye at high speed let alone walking past. That got me thinking about some of the gardens / plants that I have stopped to […]

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When to Plant Fall Bulbs

Fall is the time to plant spring and summer flowering bulbs, but how do you know exactly when to do that?   It’s easy if you follow these tips from our friends at ColorBlends® who tell us that you know it’s fall planting time when . . . Fall nighttime temps stay between 40° and […]

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Extending Peony Bloom Time

Peonies are one of the most beloved perennials, but they always seem to come on quickly and end quickly.  They’re also often victims of early summer storms which, despite our best efforts to stake and support our graceful plants, can do major damage. Our readers have shared some of their favorite tips for for extending […]

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Glamour in the Garden

I know we have heard a lot over recent years about bringing the garden indoors and conversely, bringing the living room outdoors. The various influencers who’ve been telling us about this couldn’t be more correct when it comes to a perfect fit with our modern lifestyle.         We also have seen an […]

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