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Have you ever wondered how the perennials blooming in your garden came to be? The world of plant hybridizing is fascinating and complex, and we’re ready to give you some insight into the process. Enjoy this interview with the lead hybridizer of many Proven Winners perennials, Hans Hansen.

It’s easy to pick out pretty plants at the garden center, but how do you know which plants will go well together in the garden or in your patio pots? We’re sharing ten beautiful ideas with you here, complete with details like how much sun and water they’ll need to thrive.

Use these tried-and-true fall flowers to brighten up your landscape with a final burst of color before the season winds down. 

Evergreen hedges are wonderful, but in spots where winter screening isn’t vital and you’d like to have a pop of color, consider growing a hedge of flowering shrubs instead. Find 10 ideas in this inspirational article.

Accessorizing a porch, patio or deck with beautiful hanging basket flowers is a great way to maximize your outdoor space. Combine plants with upright, mounding or trailing habits for a “thriller, spiller, filler” effect. Mix and match varieties with flowers and foliage in different shapes and colors. Move baskets around the yard or switch out new plants for a fresh look all summer long.

Having a fun garden that expresses your style doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are ten ideas for using thrifted and vintage décor to add character to your outdoor and indoor garden spaces

When spring planting is done or after the garden is put to bed in the fall, gardeners often have a bit of extra time on their hands. Fall and Winter are the perfect time to consider non-plant garden projects. These 10 ideas range from quick and simple to “get out the power tools.” We hope they’ll inspire you to create something new.

When the mercury starts to climb, and creates steamy summer days, even those who live in Northern climates get into a tropical mood.  While you might not be able to walk on a white sandy beach or surf the waves, there’s no reason you can’t add some colorful plants to bring a bit of a tropical vacation vibe to your garden. Here are 12 plants to get you started. 

There’s nothing worse than walking into the garden to find that deer have devoured your favorite plants. Short of installing a nine-foot-tall fence and repeatedly applying repellants, there are few sure cures for the problem. But, planting deer-resistant perennials they don’t prefer to eat will help.

Have you been wondering how you can make the front of your home look more welcoming? Explore these ten ways you can enhance the exterior of your home, from simple steps you can take today to boost curb appeal, to bigger projects that will require a little more time and muscle.

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