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Finding the Right Plant—It starts right here

You’ll find gardening is a lot easier if you follow some simple tips for finding the right plant.  For maximum gardening success, you want the right plant in the right place.

The magic of finding the right plant and placing  in the right spot is this.  When plants are well-suited for their location, they perform better with limited additional input such as water, chemicals and pruning. 

Plants well suited to a site will establish quickly, have a healthy root system, and be happier plants overall.  Healthy plants can also better withstand problems such as insects, disease and stress due to heat and drought. 

Get more help finding the right plant for the right place:


5 Things to Look for on a Plant Label

Get help deciphering plant labels so you can find the right plant for the right place in your garden beds and containers.


Adventures of a Modern Day Plant Hunter

Read the true story of how one plantsman found the perfect Hibiscus (aka Rose of Sharon) amidst the heat and humidity of South Korea … and why you should care.


Drought Resistant Plants

Looking for plants that thrive on less water?  Check out these drought resistant annuals, perennials, shrubs and ornamental grasses.


Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe

Before you head to your local garden center, do your homework.  Here’s how to make sure you bring home the right plan whether it’s an annual, perennial,  or shrub.

It’s OK to Play

Did you know even experienced, knowledgeable gardeners often move a plant 3 or 4 times before finding the right plant + place combination?  Discover why it’s OK to lighten up, have some fun, and not worry so much about making gardening mistakes.


Where did that come from?

Learn what makes a plant a Proven Winner and the difference it makes in your garden.

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