How to Plant Articles
Studies show spending time in gardens and green spaces or directly nurturing plants, is healthy for us. In fact, hospitals often use surrounding gardens and plants in therapeutic programs. This realization also leads to another great reality; we need to plant, protect and conserve our plants and green spaces.
Wondering if you should amend your soil when you plant? Our answer is no: we do not recommend adding anything to the soil when you plant one of our shrubs – no top soil, garden soil, potting mix, potting soil, compost, manure, or any other type of bagged or baled product out there.
Gain some helpful tips about how to care for perennial plants including which types benefit from deadheading, how often to fertilize and divide, and much more in this informative article.
Butterfly bush is hard to beat for sheer flower power. These easy, sun-loving shrubs come in an array of rich colors, bloom continuously from summer to fall, and attract butterflies and hummingbirds by the score.
Updated: March 18, 2021
You may have heard that fall is a great time for planting shrubs, trees, and perennials. This article explains why that is true.
Seemingly more than ever, crazy colored flowers in all sorts of patterns and shapes not seen before are popping up at garden centers. Many of them are bicolors: flowers with two distinct colors in one. It can be tricky to design with them container combinations, so here are a few tips to keep in mind when shopping this season.
Summer sun can be brutally strong in some climates, and it’s not for the faint of heart. These ten heat tolerant annuals not only survive in the heat, they thrive in it. They produce more flowers on larger plants as the temperatures rise, making them ideal for growing in warm climates and places with hot summers.
What comes to mind when you hear the word “gardening”? Some immediately think of hard work: tilling the soil, pulling the weeds, planting crops, getting your hands dirty. Others consider gardening to be a way to reconnect with nature after a stressful day at work, a way to help feed pollinators, a means to be able to grow what they eat, or an artistic expression of oneself. No matter your answer, we should all have one reason in common: Gardening is fun!
Three different color pallets to brighten up your yard. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I am going to include tons of pictures with ideas to inspire your own creativity.
- The first group features Cool Hues and Tonal Greens
- The second group focuses on Fun and Flirty Bi-colors
- The third group contains our Bright, Bold Hot colors
The SMART SHRUB SERIES
Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs are selected from the best the world has to offer – from far-away places like Korea and Poland to our stateside development and trial facility in Grand Haven, Michigan. Now, get the inside scoop, along with a bit of wit and humor, from a professional horticulturist who knows these shrubs because she’s grown them. Jane will share interesting tidbits about new introductions and old favorites alike, along with landscape ideas, trends, and advice on making our line of award-winning flowering shrubs work for your business.