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Great perennials for shade, that are not hostas

When we think about planting in shade, most people think hostas. However, hostas are not everyone’s ‘Cup of Tea.’ There are a number of really great perennial plants that thrive in shade and are fun to mix and match with […]

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Easy Care Perennials from My Garden

Perennial Cornflower (Centaurea montana) sometimes called Perennial Bachelor’s Buttons. This amazing June blooming perennial will be at home in any garden.  Great for cottage gardens, perennial borders, and wildlife gardens. Very showy with upright stems holding colourful thistle-like blooms. This […]

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How to Maintain and Care for your Trees

The Basics Trees need our attention to thrive!  Healthy roots are essential for growing healthy trees. Roots absorb water and nutrients for growth and help to stabilize trees so they don’t fall over. Trees reduce storm water runoff, reduce air […]

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