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5 Truths and Tips for Amazing Container Gardens

‘Tis the season for gardeners to plan and dream, so we’ve collected some of our best insights, practical tips and design truths about container gardening to inspire you.   1. Color Isn’t Everything The eye sees form before it sees color. You can make a container just as exciting (and often more so) with a contrast […]

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In the Garden: Your July Maintenance Checklist

We’re sharing the monthly garden maintenance checklists we use to nurture nearly 100 gardens to help you keep on top of maintenance in your own garden.  This month, it’s all about taming growth, letting in light, and shaping plant forms.   Critique and Plan Take pictures of the garden and all annual displays Make notes now about what you’d like […]

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In the Garden: Your June Maintenance Checklist

We’re sharing the monthly garden maintenance checklists we use to nurture nearly 100 gardens to help you keep on top of maintenance in your own garden. With oh-so-many things to get done in your garden this month, don’t forget to do the MOST important thing: make time to enjoy it!  Critique and Plan Take pictures of summer annuals and overall […]

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In the Garden: Your May Maintenance Checklist

    We’re sharing the monthly garden maintenance checklists we use to nurture nearly 100 gardens to help you keep on top of maintenance in your own garden.  Photograph your work! You’ll want to take pictures of spring annuals and garden views to remind yourself of what is there when you’re planning for next year. Wile you’re at it, make […]

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A Mother’s Day Garden Story

Senior gardener Deanna Buvala shares a meaningful (and beautiful!)  Mother’s Day tradition along with tips on how to do it yourself. Many years ago when we moved into our new house, I felt compelled to purchase some spring bulbs. I wanted to try some Crocus with the little Tulipa tarda in my back yard. As it goes, […]

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In the Garden: Your April Maintenance Checklist

We’re sharing the monthly garden maintenance checklists we use to nurture nearly 100 gardens to help you keep on top of maintenance in your own garden.  Now that the spring snow (or as one friend calls it: ‘vanilla mulch’) has melted and temps are on the rise, get out your notebook, gloves and favorite tools. It’s time to get to […]

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In the Garden: Your March Maintenance Checklist

  We’re sharing the monthly garden maintenance checklists we use to nurture nearly 100 gardens to help you keep on top of maintenance in your own garden.  Finally, March is here and we can start to get our hands dirty! It’s all about preparation. Finish dormant tree and vine pruning. Now it’s safe to prune your oak, maple, birch and […]

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3 Tips when Dividing Your Perennials in Early Spring

Early spring is when our gardeners look closely at gardens we care for to see what they need after a long winter. Three of my favorite early-spring gardening tips are related to dividing perennials: 1) Mimic nature The challenge of new gardens is that they can look too uniform or regimented if you purchased and planted a group […]

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