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Gardens can be magical at any time of day, but there is something especially magical about gardens as dusk falls, the edges blur and reality recedes the tiniest bit. Isn’t that the time when it’s easiest to believe in fairies, magic and another dimension just beyond our senses? For many of us, first thing in the morning and late in the day is when we most often have time to spend in our gardens. As the light dims, the colors of the rainbow start to recede. However, as the moon rises, white flowers and silver foliage take central stage, seeming to glow with otherworldly light. If you haven’t considered the joys of a white garden before, now might be the perfect time to add some white to your garden or even transform a portion of your garden into an all-white and silver moon garden.

It’s container gardening season! Whether you’re new to growing plants in pots or want to do a quick check to make sure you’re not making any simple mistakes, you’ll find something useful in this article. Let’s get started.

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A Guide to Understanding Light Levels in Your Garden

Full sun, part sun, part shade, full shade...what exactly does it all mean? And how do you know what you have in your own garden? Let's take a closer look at light levels so you can be sure to select the right plants for your containers and landscape.

 

Trying new flowers in my garden is one of my favorite things to do—the sheer possibilities make me a little giddy!

If you have gardened in the South, you are likely quite familiar with Caladiums. These tropical plants are a garden staple both in landscapes and containers in the southern portion of the United States. For many of the rest of us, Caladiums are an exotic and unusual plant. These versatile plants that comprise our Heart to Heart program include Caladiums that perform well in both sun and shade with several that are for shade only. In addition to a wide array of tropical colors they add to landscapes and recipes, they are also wonderful additions to cut-flower arrangements. Here you’ll find container recipes we’ve designed with Heart to Heart Caladiums and we’re hoping this provides ideas on how you can bring a tropical flair to your garden!

So far, this has been a year of distance learning for everyone. We have had to adapt to doing almost everything differently, including how we keep in touch with friends and family. As Mother’s Day approaches, family gatherings might still be deemed too risky, and many might need to start thinking about alternative ways to celebrate Mom. 

It’s true—we all want to create interesting, dynamic flower beds, so here are a few tips to help you accomplish your goal this season.

Looking to fill a few large spaces in your garden beds quickly? Check out this useful pictorial guide to fast growing annuals, perennials and shrubs for landscapes.

Does all of the time you’re spending at home this spring find you looking for early-blooming shrubs to spruce up your garden? Chances are, your local garden center offers delivery or pickup of one of these beautiful, easy care options, and more – all certain to bring color and renewal to your outside oasis.

The 2020 Pantone Color of the Year is Classic Blue and the serene, calming color is a perfect fit for our current times.  Who these days isn’t looking for some serenity in their lives? While flowers are the most obvious way to add blue to your garden, blue foliage, blue berries and even blue paint can all help create a calming oasis right outside your door. Here are XX plants to consider for your garden.

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