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August 06 2019
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Fat Albert Blue Spruce

One look at its short, wide stature, and you can begin to visualize how the “Fat Albert” spruce got its name. This Colorado blue spruce has the same shape as the iconic cartoon character, its pyramidal form perhaps making for the perfect Christmas tree. Fat Albert spruce goes by the scientific name, Picea pungens, and […]

August 06 2019
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Japanese Forest Grass

For many, Japanese forest grass gives the effect of a flowing stream of bright, yellow-green leaves. This low-growing perennial provides fantastic ground cover and color. Belonging to the Hakonechloa family, Japanese forest grass thrives more in shade than in sun. As it grows to a mature height of 12-24 inches, its arching leaves gracefully brush the […]

July 01 2019

Have a Staycation in Your Backyard

Everyone loves the idea of a summer getaway, but finding one isn’t always so easy. Between the prices, crowds and getting time off from work, your summer vacation may be more stressful than it’s worth. Why not embrace summer in all its glory from the comfort of your own home? We’re talking about your backyard, […]

July 01 2019
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Moonbeam Coreopsis

The quintessential summer wildflower blooms all season long in Moonbeam coreopsis. Also commonly referred to as tickseed, Moonbeam is beloved by home gardeners for its plentiful yellow flowers. Plant Moonbeam in full sun and loamy soil. It will grow to about two feet tall at maturity, bearing clusters of daisy-like summer blossoms that return each […]

July 01 2019
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Red Maple

Red maple is every bit as red as you might imagine, from the leaves to the flowers and even the stems. Here’s how it works: Deep red foliage and red fruit in fall Red stems and red-tinged leaves in winter Red flowers in spring Still red in summer (if it’s a summer red maple tree) […]

June 20 2019

Your Guide To Summer Lawn Care

Taking care of your lawn in the summer can be overwhelming. It can be hard to remember what to do and in what order. Here’s your guide to summer lawn care! The latest reports show that 78 percent of Americans have a home with a lawn. Of that 78 percent, 69 percent say that their […]

May 02 2019
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Walker’s Low Catmint

Easygoing and long-blooming, Walker’s Low is one of the most commonly grown catmint varieties in home gardens. By easygoing, we mean that it can grow in just about any soil and sunlight with minimal maintenance. That said, the ideal spot for Walker’s Low is in full sun and dry surroundings. The lovely lavender flowers of […]