Press Releases/Story Starters

See our latest Press Releases & Story Starters below or checkout the archive for a complete list!

As revealed in the ASLA 2018 Residential Landscape Architectural Trends Survey, consumer demand for ecoscaping and sustainability continues to be a major force in ornamental landscaping.  Homeowners are looking to reduce their lawn areas and add native/adapted drought-tolerant plants to create low-maintenance landscapes. 

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No Cold Weather? No Problem! Heat Up the Garden with these Fall Foliage Tips! Is it too early to plan for fall color? Not if you live where it’s hot.

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Problem-Solving Plants

March 26, 2018

In a perfect world, we’d have perfect soil, perfect light, and perfect weather with just the right amount of rain, not too much wind and few problems from pests and diseases. Instead, each gardener has a cornucopia of varying conditions to contend with in order to grow a gorgeous landscape.

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Today’s roses aren’t your grandma’s roses — and that’s a good thing! New rose varieties such as Flower Carpet® are the leaders when it comes to disease-resistance, easy care, and prolific long bloomers unlike the fussy, pest-prone rose types of the past.

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Back By Popular Demand – Tesselaar Offers  Story Content and Quality Images Gleaned From Gardening Experts and World Travels.  Need story ideas and images fast? These  garden tips ‘Story Starters’ include a Garden Challenge Cheat Sheet, suggestions on how to choose the right plants for the right location and more!

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If you’ve never grown a rose simply for fear that you’ll kill it in no time, think again!  The National Garden Bureau has designated 2017 as “The Year of the Rose”. 

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As we move into the dreary months of winter, it’s good to have something to look forward to in the spring.  Each year at the beginning of Fall Fashion Week, the global color authority of the design industry, Pantone Color Institute, unveils their color palette trends and choices for the upcoming spring.

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Tropicanna

Overwintering Tenderennials

October 31, 2016

If you are new to gardening, you need to know what a tenderennial is and how to work with it. Many of the best, loveliest plants are tenderennials, which means they can be damaged by the winter cold, even in USDA Zones 7 and warmer.

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It’s hard to resist the urge to get decorating at this time of year. As we head into the dark, cold times, we’re also welcoming family home to share food and warmth. Hence the pumpkins, the wreaths, the candles, and the spooky stuff. If you’re looking for inspiration,

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Flower Carpet Pink Splash

Garden Bargains

September 9, 2016

Hunting for bargain garden plants is easy if you use these 5 simple hints.

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