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4 Reasons to #Grow Four O’Clocks! #garden #gardening #flowers

Four O’Clocks have trumpet-shaped flowers that bloom at night. During the day, the blossoms are closed. These low-maintenance perennials are very easy to grow and maintain. Four reasons to grow Four O’Clocks in your garden: Four O’Clocks are very easy to grow and require very little maintenance. There is no need to prune or fertilize. Four […]

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Maintenance-Free Daffodil Flowers! how to garden beginner gardener beginner gardening

Maintenance-Free Daffodil #Flowers! #garden #gardening

  If you are a beginner gardener or master gardener, and you are looking for the absolute easiest flower to grow and care for, Daffodils are the perfect choice! In Autumn, plant the bulb 6 inches deep into the ground, pointy side up. Cover with soil and apply water. That’s it! What you get in […]


Dusting of #Snow Creates #WinterWonderland! #evergreens #landscape

  A dusting of snow creates a Winter Wonderland! Evergreens add enormous value to your landscape because they provide structure, volume and beauty throughout all seasons. Even in the cold of Winter, your landscape is beautiful due to evergreens! One of the most engaging evergreens is Golden Globe Arborvitae! Why? Golden Glove Arborvitae mesmerizes you […]

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10 Reasons to #Grow #Liriope! #lowmaintenance #perennial

      It’s late Summer in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S.A. and our Liriope is blooming gorgeous purple flowers! Liriope is a perennial that is extremely easy to maintain. Liriope is a very interesting plant because it has variegated leaves (green and white stripes) as a backdrop to the deep purple spikes of […]


Watch Black Swallowtail #Butterfly Feed on Butterfly Bush! #butterflies

  On a Sunday morning in late Summer, we gazed upon a Black Swallowtail Butterfly as he fed on our Butterfly Bush! He fed for a long time so we were able to get a really good closeup of his beautiful colors! To learn how to care for Butterfly bush, click here.   On a […]

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6 Reasons to #Grow #Sedum #Succulents in #Containers! #containergardening

  It’s late Summer in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S.A. and our Sedum Matrona is about to bloom! Sedum Matrona is a succulent plant that does very well in containers. It blooms clusters of light pink flowers. We have 6 reasons to grow Sedum Matrona in containers! Reason # 1 – Sedum are very […]


6 Reasons to #Grow #Hens and #Chicks! #succulent #hensandchicks

  Hens and Chicks are one of our favorite succulent plants. They look like puffy rosettes. The tips of the leaves are very sharp so you don’t have to worry about garden pests such as deer, rabbits, etc. The leaves of succulent plants retain water, so there is no need to water very often. For […]

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White Flowers Cool Your Garden! beginner gardener how to garden

#White #Flowers Cool Your #Garden! #gardens

      The color white is a cool, calming color … Just gaze intently at the white flowers in your garden, and notice the calming effect they have on you … We have a few white flowers in our garden, starting with our Yucca plant at the top left of the collage. It is […]


#White Asiatic #Lilies – Low Maintenance #Flowers!

      We have 2 White Asiatic Lily plants that bloom in early Summer every year. They are in our Side Garden, which the deer peruse at night. Very often, we miss out on these gorgeous blooms because the deer eat them before we can see them. However, this year we sprayed deer repellent […]

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How to Transplant (Move) a Yucca #Plant! #flowers

We have a very large Yucca plant that has multiplied over the years. It doesn’t bloom because it doesn’t get much sun in the northern part of our yard, so we are digging up one of the plants and transplanting it to a sunnier part of our yard. We use a Fiskars 46 Inch Steel […]


Yucca #Plant Serves 4 Purposes in #Gardens! #flowers

Our Yucca plant blooms gorgeous white teardrop flowers in late Spring! It is a no maintenance perennial that serves 4 purposes in our landscape! The first purpose is to beautify our landscape, of course! It is an unusual plant because tall spikes grow from a mound of sharp-edged leaves. At the top of the spike […]

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Pink Hyacinth Flowers! how to garden beginner gardener

4 Reasons to #Grow #Pink #Hyacinth #Flowers! #pinkflowers

  It’s early Spring in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. and our White Hyacinth are finally in bloom! Five reasons to grow hyacinth in your garden are: Hyacinth are hardy plants that require very little maintenance. Hyacinth are deer-resistant, rabbit-resistant, vole resistant, and squirrel resistant. Over time, hyacinth bulbs multiply on their own. You […]


#Daffodils Signal #Spring is Here! #flowers

      After a long cold winter, a bright spot of yellow is a welcome sign of Spring! Daffodils are so easy to plant and care for … After digging a hole about 6 inches deep and planting the bulb (pointy side up) in a sunny spot, there is no need to fertilize or […]

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Pretty in #Pink! #flowers #pinkflowers

      We have lots of “Pretty in Pink” in our garden! The top left photo is a pot of pink impatiens. Impatiens like shade, so if you have a shady spot in your garden, they are perfect! For more information, photos, and videos on impatiens, click here.   The top right photo is […]


4 Ways Table-Top #Juniper Enhances #Landscape! #evergreens

      If you are looking for a large, wide evergreen shrub, Table-Top Juniper is the shrub for you! Our Table Top Juniper is about 15 feet wide and 12 feet tall. Here are 4 ways Table Top Juniper enhances your landscape: Table-Top Juniper provides privacy and screening from neighbors Table-Top Juniper creates a […]

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Magenta Vinca Blooming! how to garden beginner gardener

Magenta #Vinca Blooming! #flowerpower #flowers #containergardening

We bought lots of Vinca this season. Our pretty magenta Vinca are planted in a large container with a pink geranium. We have noticed that geraniums don’t do as well when they have to share a container. Vincas are one of our top “maintenance-free” plants! Here are 7 reasons to grow and enjoy Vincas in […]


6 Steps to Design a #Garden! #gardendesign

        When we turn the corner and walk down the hill, our Side Garden stands up and greets us everyday! I have always loved Side Gardens. When I was growing up, my parents had a Side Garden of Irises, Lilies, Roses, and Azaleas. Side Gardens are typically not as visible from inside […]

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5 #GardeningTips to #Grow Golden Yarrow! #flowers

    Golden Yarrow is one of our favorite perennials! It occupies the center of our Side Garden. It grows to about 3 feet tall and just as wide. The blooms are unique because they are flat across the top. The leaves are feathery, similar to ferns. Following are 5 tips to grow Golden Yarrow: […]


3 Gorgeous #MyrtleBeach #Gardens! #gardening #garden

    Coleus, Caladium, and Hibiscus plants produce a stunning display of color and texture! After eating breakfast at Magnolia’s on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, we noticed a bright stand of colorful leaves surrounding tropical Hibiscus flowers. What a gorgeous combination!   For beginner gardeners, you may have a problem with deer because Coleus […]

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#MyrtleBeach #Caladium #Coleus #Croton! #gardening

    We Love Myrtle Beach! It’s like visiting a tropical island with all the conveniences and amenities of home. Palm trees, ocean breeze, and sunny skies invite us back year after year. While taking a stroll down Ocean Boulevard, we noticed a stunning garden near the Breakers Resort. A combination of Coleus, Croton, Salvia, […]


6 Reasons to #Grow #Milkweed #Shrub in Your #Garden!

  The name “milkweed” doesn’t sound like a very attractive name. When gardeners think of “weeds,” positive thoughts typically don’t come to our minds. However, there are 5 reasons to grown ‘Milkweed Bush” in your garden: Monarch butterflies are attracted to gardens with a milkweed bush. The milkweed bush is a host plant for Monarch […]

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4 Ways #DayLilies Dazzle #Garden! #lily #lilies

    Our dazzling, durable and dependable Day Lilies are at the top of our “maintenance-free” list! Here are 4 reasons to grow and enjoy Day Lilies in your garden: Day Lilies Lilies are durable, dependable perennials that multiply every year! Day Lilies do not require fertilizer. However, if you like to apply fertilizer, use […]


5 Reasons to #Grow Asiatic #Lilies! #orangeflowersarethebest

    We have so many favorites! Asiatic Lilies are at the top of our “maintenance-free” list! Here are 5 reasons to grow and enjoy Asiatic Lilies in your garden: Asiatic Lilies have large, stunning blooms that attract attention! Asiatic Lilies are durable, dependable perennials that multiply every year! Asiatic Lilies do not require fertilizer. […]

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8 Reasons to #Grow Neon Spirea in Your #Garden & #Landscape!

    Neon Spirea is our favorite easy-maintenance flowering shrub! It is extremely easy to maintain and it blooms beautiful magenta flowers consistently throughout summer! What are 8 reasons to grow Neon Spirea in your garden? Neon Spirea blooms gorgeous magenta clusters of flowers beginning in late Spring, and continuing throughout Summer! Neon Spirea are […]


Autumn Transition (Pyracantha Teton, Oak tree, Golden Barberry, Pumpkin Chrysanthemum) beginner gardener how to garden

What #Shrub Sports #Orange #Berries in #Autumn?

  Pyracantha Teton is a thorny shrub that grows upright and dense. Here are 5 reasons to grow Pyracantha Teton in your garden: (1) Pyracantha Teton adds bright orange color to your Fall garden. (2) If you would like to create a natural border, Pyracantha Teton has thorns which discourage animals and humans. (3) Pyracantha […]


Top 5 #LowMaintenance #Perennials! #flowers #shrubs

                            Are you looking for beautiful blooms that come back every year with little to no work? If so, we have good news for you! We have developed a list of our favorite perennials that give us great blooms year after year! […]

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Front Sidewalk #Garden is #LowMaintenance! #gardening

  Our Front Sidewalk Garden includes Red Potted Geraniums, Japanese Wildflowers, Euonymus Shrub, Tall Arborvitae Evergreens, and Irises. In our birdbath, we placed Hens and Chicks succulent plants. The Front Sidewalk Garden is very low maintenance … we prune the Euonymus a couple of times per year to keep it small. The Japanese Wildflowers require […]


4 Reasons to Add #Yuletide #Camellia to #Autumn #Landscape!

  Our huge Christmas Camellia is ready for the holidays! It’s sporting bright red and yellow blooms and is standing 10 feet tall. We purchased the Camellia at a plant nursery in Chincoteague, Virginia about 7 years ago. It was about 18 inches tall at that time. It’s very easy to grow and maintain. We […]

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Black-Eyed Susan Joins Summer Parade! how to garden beginner gardener beginner gardening

#1 Maintenance-Free #Perennial in #MidAtlantic is …

    ANSWER? Black-Eyed Susans! Black Eyed Susans are very easy to grow. They like full sun, 6 or more hours per day. They don’t need to be pruned or fertilized. In the Spring, just remove dead foliage/leaves. Due to their bright yellow leaves and dark brown seedheads, they are very showy plants. They attract […]


4 Hot Bearded #Irises in Full Bloom! #springblossoms

  Why Plant Irises? Irises bloom in the spring and they love full sun! Their blooms are unique, with a colorful bloom on top and another bloom hanging at the bottom, hence “bearded” iris. Irises are very easy to maintain. How to Plant Irises The most important aspect of planting irises is they like for […]

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