Press Releases/Story Starters

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What’s a Hero Plant?

March 2, 2016

These days there are heroes everywhere in our lives. We’re talking about the everyday kind here – like the smoked salmon in an omelette or the glossy red fridge in your new white kitchen. And guess what? Gardens also have heroes dotted amongst the plantings.

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Romance in the Garden

January 29, 2016

It’s funny how we all pooh-pooh Valentine’s Day in public, but in private, don’t we secretly hope a little of its romantic-sparkle will land on us?

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Each year the people from Pantone – creators of the color matching system that’s used everywhere, every day – declare an official color of the year.

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Fuss-Free Festive Gardens

December 9, 2015

It’s that time of year when we’ll all soon be catching up with family and friends. We plan menus and clean, then decorate the house and do other chores. By the time we remember that the garden needs attention, there’s often no energy or enthusiasm left.

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Are you ready to blow away a few drought gardening myths?

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Fall is the professional landscaper’s secret weapon. It is the best time of year to fix problems or make wonderful things happen in the garden. Here’s how…

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Garden Fixes

September 3, 2015

There’s one job in the garden that is – in a way – the most important of all. It’s a job that’s not critical in the short term, but it is in the longer term if you dream about how you would like your garden to look in the future.

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Summer’s a great time of year to work on some garden design solutions, like how to make your garden beds look a whole lot better. Here’s a little of what works and why…

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If you stop and think about it, the rose is a superhero of a plant. What other plant is so good-looking, so deliciously perfumed, and so dependable when the going gets tough in the drought?

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In a normal year for rain, April showers bring May flowers, and then summer rains continue to bring more blooms and lush foliage. But this year, drought conditions are likely to make gardening a little more challenging.

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