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Sun-Loving Perennials

Perennials are plants that come back every year. Most bloom for a specified period of time. Perennials look great when planted with other perennials, complimented with annual flowers, or placed near trees or shrubs. Here are some more tips to consider when creating your perennial garden.

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Shade-Loving Perennials

Perennials are plants that come back every year. Perennials look great when planted with other perennials, complimented with annual flowers, or placed near trees or shrubs. Here are some more tips to consider when creating your perennial garden.

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Lawn Care: A Complete Guide

The grass might look greener on the other side, but we have a little secret…it’s probably Astroturf!

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Houseplant Care Timeline

Here’s a breakdown of the routine care you should do to keep your houseplants looking their best all throughout the year.

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Best Houseplants for Every Lighting Situation

Before you bring home your new houseplant, it’s important to know what type of lighting you have in order for the plant, and you, to be successful.

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Orchids 101

Orchids are not difficult to grow and are capable of blooming for many weeks. Orchids, like all plants, need a balance of light, air, and food/water. Their beauty and ease of care has made them a favorite interior plant.

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6 Basic Steps to Care for Bromeliads

Bromeliads are durable, tropical-type houseplants that are known for their ability to thrive indoors. Each unique variety provides long-lasting color and interesting texture and shape.

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Expert Tips for General Houseplant Care

We would argue that nothing is more welcoming in your home than a houseplant. Or two or three.

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7 Simple Steps for Air Plant Care

Don’t be fooled by the artificial look of air plants. These very real, and simplistic plants are a smaller relative of the Bromeliad family. Air plants (tillandsia) are wonderful for beginners and experienced plant enthusiasts. They are very popular because of their durability and low care requirements. These plants produce a bulb-like base with thin to thick, curly leaves that are often silver-grey or green in color.

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Collections: Concrete Jungle

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5 Essentials for Healthy Houseplants

The first requirement of all plants during their growing season is an abundance of daylight. Light from a window is always one-sided and the plants respond by turning their leaves and flowers toward the light. To keep healthy houseplants, turn the plants occasionally or they’ll grow lopsided.

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10 Easy-Care Houseplants

Don't worry, be happy. It's a motto we should all try to live by. Matter of fact, there is even a song written about it. Or maybe the song was written and now it's a motto? Either way, it's still a good one.

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Fresh Cut Tree Care

The holiday season is fast approaching and if you haven’t thought about a Christmas tree yet, we bet you will soon! We’ve put together a few tips and reminders to keep your fresh cut tree looking beautiful.

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4 Quick Tips for Poinsettia Care

Nothing says “the Holidays are here” like seeing the poinsettias arrive at your local Earl May! There are some quick and easy things you can do to keep your poinsettia looking its best throughout the holiday seasons. Enjoy the festive feel of these beautiful plants as you spend time with family and friends.

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Collection: Frosty Front Porch

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Collection: Season's Greetings

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Collection: Elegant Holidays

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Collection: Comfy & Cozy

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Want a Healthier Lawn? Feed it in the Fall.

Fall is the best time to feed and fertilize your lawn. Why?

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Houseplant Migration: Tips for Moving Plants Indoors

Houseplants are great, colorful additions to a backyard patio or deck. When temperatures start to dip in the fall, they need to be brought inside to a more protected area.

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