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Easy to grow purple hydrangea

I recently had the opportunity to speak to the Russian Nursery Stock Association at their annual conference in Moscow. This is the second time I have spoken at this conference and the attendees were once again eager to learn about new flowering shrubs that are hardy enough for Russian winters. 

Taller plants are essential for making our gardens really sing.  Vertical elements in gardens help stretch the garden into a another dimension and make for a more interesting, better balanced garden.

Have you ever seen a rose looking a little bit…weird? It could have rose rosette disease. Here’s our FAQ on the problem, what to do if you get it, and how you can prevent it.

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Jennifer Olson, Oklahoma State University,

You should really grow up! Wait, let me put that a better way…you should really try vertical gardening. While it has become kind of a trendy concept in recent years, vertical gardening is about way more than those fashionable green walls you see everywhere. At its simplest, vertical gardening means that you’re using every available inch to create a special outdoor space where you can be surrounded by greenery, and it especially makes sense if you have limited space. Whether you have a balcony, patio, or small yard, or are just looking to make a retreat worthy of Instagram and Pinterest, these basic vertical gardening principles will help you get the most from your garden while minimizing effort and expense.


Comfort Zone

Spring is the most active time to be in the garden. Using all the pent-up energy we’ve accrued over winter, let’s head outdoors to clean out and prepare our garden beds, repair hardscaping, do a little pruning and moving, and start the growing season off right. Here are ten things you can do to launch the spring season successfully.

The color purple is trending in 2018—you’ll see it make its way into everything from cosmetics to upscale furniture stores, chic urban boutiques and more. Garden centers will be getting in on the action too, featuring some of your favorite flowers and plants in every shade from lilac to eggplant. Let’s take a look at four ways you can color your garden purple this year.

Hocus Pocus

Supertunia® Petunia, Superbells® Calibrachoa and Superbena® Verbena are the core of the Proven Winners annual program. We have 87 different varieties in these three classes of plants. Learn about the newest additions you can play with in your garden.

Nothing says spring like these little jewel-toned blossoms! Let's take a closer look at how to grow Nemesia in the garden.

Blue flowering plants always seem to be in high demand. I suppose it is natural for things that are in short supply to be highly valued, and that is certainly true of blue flowers. This article will give you ten beautiful ideas for blue flowering annual plants.

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