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Ornamental Grasses Demystified

Having trouble choosing the perfect ornamental grass for your garden design? Choosing the perfect ornamental grasses for your garden can be challenging for a number of reasons. In fact, while some plants may have the word grass in their name, they aren’t actually grasses.  Instead, they may be sedges, rushes, lilies,or any number of other non-grass plants. And,… Read more »

Shrubs That Attract Bees & Other Pollinators

Let’s consider lots of bushes that attract bees! A really lovely choice among bushes that attract bees is Cotoneaster. That’s because in spring the billowing, off-white blossoms of Cotoneaster lacteus are bee magnets. And this includes honeybees, yellow jackets, tiny black bees, flies, wasps, and more. That’s because they can’t resist the bountiful nectar and… Read more »

Proper Pruning Reveals Specimen Japanese Maple

Wondering how to prune Japanese maple trees? How to prune Japanese maples begins by looking at the work as an art project. While it may take some work the first time, a cleaned up Japanese maple is like a big, living sculptured bonsai. Unfortunately, these maples tend to become tangled messes of ratty old leaves… Read more »

Benefits of Bare Root Plants

What are Key Benefits of Bare Root Plants? There are many key benefits of bare root plants that may have you running to stock up when these plants are available. That’s because not only are bare root plants generally less expensive than potted plants, but they also may perform better than potted plants. Too, bare… Read more »