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To help you have more success in your Garden

Hydrangea Annabelle Video
Hedge Plant & Flowering Shrub Video

Knock Out Rose Video
America's favorite #1 Rose - Knock Out Roses

Thuja Emerald Video
Fast Growing Hedge Plant up to 8' tall

Hedge Plants Video
Creating Fast Growing Screens for Privacy!

Daisy Banana Cream Video
Over 50 daisy blooms on a single plant!

Hedge Plant Calamagrostis Video
Hedge Plant for Narrow Spaces

Shrub Video
Bigger Shrubs for Better Results in your Garden!

Drought Proof Groundcovers Video
Groundcovers for difficult to grow areas

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Planting Guide

Videos

 

ARTICLES & TOPICS

Top 12 Plants for 2014
Money Saving Tips for Gardeners

Insider Tips to Buying On-Line
 
GARDEN BEGINNINGS - PLANTING YOUR GARDEN

 

Getting Started With Perennials

     Garden Tips on How to Start
Soil Types - What Kind of Soil Do I Have

     What Kind of Soil Do I have
Soil Preparation

     Ideal Soil for Growing the Best Plants

Soil & Moisture Basics

     Tips on Creating a Glorious Garden
Watering

     Get Your Garden Off to a Great Start with Proper Watering

Mulch Matters

     The Benefits of Mulching
Garden Glossary
      Easy to Understand Resource of Gardening Terms

 

SELECTING PLANTS

 

What's My Zone?

  What Plants are Hardy in My Zone

Selecting Plants for Your Region

   On Your Way To A Beautiful Garden

How Much Light?  Understanding Light Levels

   What Plants to Buy When I have both Sun & Shade

Plants to Buy and Plant Spacing

   General Guidelines on Plant Spacing

Guidelines for Plant Spacing

   Planting Chart Guidelines

 


PLANT CALENDAR


5 Garden Tips for Successful Summer Planting

   Planting in June? Tips for Your Summer Planting Sucess

Benefits of Fall Planting

   Plants Continue to Grow Even in the Fall
12 Fall Maintenance Tips

   What to Prune & When
10 Top Garden Plants for Late Season Color

    Lasting Blooms & Rich Colors for the Fall Garden

Hot Tips for Cool Fall Weather

   What You Can Do Now to Save Time Next Spring

 
GARDEN DESIGN - FOR SPECIAL SITES


Right Plant, Right Place

     Plants for Clay Soil

Clay Busting Beauties for Northern Climates

     Zone 3 Perennial Gardening in Clay Soil

Plants for Acidic & Alkaline Soil

   Acidic & Alkaline Tolerant Plants

Plants for Moist Areas

     Plants that Tolerate Wet Areas of the Garden

Drought Tolerant Plants for Hot, Sunny Slopes

     Beautify a Bank with Drought Proof Perennials

Growing Plants Under Walnut Trees

     Plants Known to Grow Well Under Black Walnut Trees

 

GARDEN DESIGN - IDEAS TO BUILD ON


4 Tips for year Round Gardening

   4 Season Gardening Ideas

Simple Steps to an All Season Perennial Garden

   Garden Design Ideas

Stylish Garden Trends

   Combining Perennials in Colorful & Creative Ways

 

GARDEN DESIGN - THE DROUGHT PROOF GARDEN 

Also see Ground Covers

 

Drought Proof Garden Designs for the Sun Loving Garden

Create a Beautiful Garden with Low Water Needs

 

 

GARDEN SOLUTIONS


Deer Proof Plants

     Plants That Deer Avoid

7 Top Butterfly Loving Perennials

       Easy to Grow Perennials for a Butterfly Garden

Hummingbird Loving Perennials & Shrubs

       Nectar rich plants for a Hummingbird Garden

Fragrance -Plants that Make Scents

     Designing a Garden with Fragrance

 
PERENNIALS

 

Why Perennials

     Why Perennials Are So Important
Getting the Most From Your Perennial Garden

     Perennial Gardening Tips

Our Top 10 Long Blooming Sun Perennials

     Extend Bloom Time with these Top Performing Perennials


 
PERENNIALS FOR SUN

Coneflowers

     Colorful Coneflowers - A Must for Any Garden
Coreopsis

     Adding The Glow Factor to Your Summer Garden
Daisies

     Delightful Daisies Do Their Charm
Daylilies

     America's #1 Favorite Sun Perennials
Daylilies - Eco Plants

     Bare Root Daylilies Save You $$, Time & Resources

Geranium Rozanne

     Top Perennial Groundcover I can't Live Without

 

SHADE GARDENING

 

7 Expert Tips For Shade Garden Success

       Learn what the garden pros do!

12 Best Shade Loving Plants for Your Garden

     Must have shade plants

 

 

PERENNIALS FOR SHADE

 

Ferns

     Add Season Long Interest in Your Shade Garden

Hellebores

     America's #1 Deer Proof Shade Perennials

Hellebores

     Winter Thrillers - by our own Chris Hansen

Heucheras

     Amazing Color for 3+Seasons
Hostas

    Colorful & Carefree Shade Perennials
 
GROUND COVERS


Planting Guidelines for Groundcovers

     Helpful Tips When Buying Groundcovers
Groundcover Combinations for Sunny Areas

     Perennials with 3+ Seasons of Interest
Deer-Proof Ground Covers

     Protect Your Garden Buy Planting Groundcovers
Trouble Free Shade Groundcovers

     Easy Groundcovers with Tons of Charm

Best Groundcovers For Dry Shade

     Plants & Tips for Dry Shading Sites

8 of our Best Shade Loving Groundcovers

     Easy to Grow Favorites!

Problem Solving Plants For Slopes & Banks

     Turn That Hard to Grow Bank Into a Gorgeous Planting With Easy Care, Erosion Controlling Groundcovers

Plants that Can Take Foot Traffic
     Walk on Groundcovers for Foot Traffic, Crevices, Nooks, Pathways & More!

SedumSod and Sodpod - Easy No Dig Garden

     Ground Cover Mats Provide Instant Beauty


HEDGE PLANTS


Problem Solving Plants for Privacy & Unslghtly Areas

     Plants for Privacy or Unsightly Views
Thuja - The Best Privacy Hedge Ever!

     Quick Growing Privacy Barrier

No More Nosy Neighbors

     Garden Expert Tips on How to Grow Thuja
 
ORNAMENTAL GRASSES

 

Ornamental Grasses for the Garden

     Add a Distinct Look to Any Landscape with Ornamental Grasses
 
ROSES

 

Knock Out Roses

     Why Knock Out Roses are the Best Landscape Rose Ever!
 
TREES & SHRUBS


Buddleia

     Attract hordes of Butterflies with Butterfly Bush

Miniature Butterfly Bush

     New Buddleia with 3+ months of bloom
Hydrangea

     Types, Planting, Care & Maintenance of Hydrangea

 Best Drought Proof Shrubs

     Tough Shrubs that Get the Job Done

5 Easy Flowering Shrubs For Your Garden

     Low Maintenance & Easy to Grow Shrubs
 
CONTAINER GARDENING


Container Gardening with Foolproof Sedum

     Wilt-Proof Sedums for Container Gardening

 
GARDEN MAINTENANCE


Shrub Maintenance

     Maintaining Your Shrubs in the Landscape

When to Prune Shrubs

     Tips on Shrub Pruning
Overwintering Perennials in Containers

     Tips & Techniques on Overwintering Containers
Grooming Perennials

     Keep Your Garden in Tip-Top shade