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Learn about ways to use black in your garden, along with some plants you can use that have black foliage.

Tired of planting the same thing every year for shade? Try these unique ideas.

Hostas and Yews are dependable standbys for shade, but there are many alternatives you may not have considered yet. Calycanthus, Itea, Tiarella and Coleus light up shady landscapes with their colorful foliage and fragrant blooms. Here are ten different shade plants you can use to give your clients’ shade gardens a little more spunk. Try pairing them with the unique shade planting partners suggested with each item.

Two of the most common questions we get are:

  1. Is it hardy for me?
  2. Is it deer resistant?

So here’s a list of our top 10 hardy perennials that deer don’t like!  

10 Great but Under-loved Plants

Black walnut trees have a well-deserved reputation for making life difficult for gardeners because they release a toxic compound called juglone, which can adversely affect many kinds of plants.

Learn more about how perennials get established and grow in the garden.

You rely on plant labels to give you the information you need to be successful in choosing and growing your new plants. But do you really know what everything on those labels mean? Here’s a quick visual guide to decoding plant labels.

Today’s busy gardeners want and need low maintenance landscapes. They desire a beautiful yard but often don’t have the time or expertise to achieve the look they want. Do them a favor and plant these low maintenance annuals, perennials and shrubs to guarantee their success.


In order to beat the heat of summer and have a colorful yard or patio all season long, you’ll need to have plants that are tolerant of the high day and night temperatures of summer as well as being somewhat drought tolerant.

The three Supers from Proven Winners – Superbells®, Supertunia®, and Superbena® – are your go-to varieties for all-season sales. And this year, we have novel new intros in all three of those top-selling categories. But if you’re looking for something just a little bit different to offer your customers, we’ve certainly got that covered too. Prepare to be dazzled by our three new series of Dahlias, Portulacas, and Gerbera Daisies.

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