Through the Seasons Articles
The first step is understanding the existing lighting conditions in each season.
No matter what the weather, there is always something to enjoy out in the garden during the winter months, if we remember to plan for winter interest. Here are a variety of ways to make your garden shine, even in winter.
Wintertime doesn’t have to be drab in the garden. Include at least a few of these recommended winter garden plants and you’ll have something beautiful to enjoy through the coldest months of the year.
The most common questions we get about ornamental grasses care are when and how to plant, cut back and divide. Here are tips and techniques on how to maintain ornamental grass in your garden.
Roses are obviously beautiful, but notoriously terrifying to care for. We introduce roses that are easier to grow and enjoy! We choose roses with good disease resistance, long bloom times, and self-cleaning natures (goodbye deadheading!). Your garden will look like it’s maintained by professionals. We’ve made a guide to help you garden with confidence and get the most out of your Proven Winners ColorChoice roses.
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.
Any garden can look great in spring or summer, but it takes real preparation and research to have a garden that looks great in fall and winter. It also takes discipline: garden centers are always stocked with shrubs that look fabulous at that moment, making those that don’t come into their own much later in the season easily passed by. However, it pays off to always add a few shrubs to your landscape that will look wonderful when the rest of the garden is fading. And, it pays off dividends to pick plants that make great cut branches in fall and winter, giving you the chance to create your own unique arrangements and décor during the holidays and beyond.
Here are shrubs – for fall or winter – that look great in the garden, in the vase, and more. While they may not be at their most exciting in spring, when the temperature drops and things start to get gloomy, you’ll be mighty glad you added them to your planting list.
“Why isn’t my plant showing any signs of life when everything else in my yard is?” you start to wonder. “Is it dead?”
I recently had the opportunity to speak to the Russian Nursery Stock Association at their annual conference in Moscow. This is the second time I have spoken at this conference and the attendees were once again eager to learn about new flowering shrubs that are hardy enough for Russian winters.
Spring is the most active time to be in the garden. Using all the pent-up energy we’ve accrued over winter, let’s head outdoors to clean out and prepare our garden beds, repair hardscaping, do a little pruning and moving, and start the growing season off right. Here are ten things you can do to launch the spring season successfully.