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Blair Brown

Blair is the Content Marketing Manager at FastGrowingTrees.com, and though she's not your traditional gardener, the planting world is definitely growing on her (pun intended!). She's enjoyed digging into plant care and maintenance and growing her plant collection, especially with exotic indoor varieties.

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Why are Double Knock Out® Roses so popular? For starters, they’re extremely cold hardy and heat resistant. Double Knock Out Roses are recommended for growing zones 5 ...

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As spring transitions into summer (and super hot temperatures), it's time to highlight one of our month-to-month favorites: The Miss Kim Lilac. Not only does ...

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Low-maintenance trees that flower for months: What’s not to love about the Crape Myrtle? Their blooms, fall foliage and attractive, peeling bark provide year-round interest ...

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Don't be a victim of the unnecessary practice of trimming off the tops of your Crape Myrtles (also called Crepe Myrtles) and leaving them bare. ...

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Pruning: Arguably the most intimidating step when it comes to caring for your garden. And really, it's a rite of passage.Successful pruning means you've reached ...

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Are you eating citrus fruits? Though it's cold outside, it’s the perfect time to enjoy the exotic taste of juicy, sweet oranges, tangerines, clementines, and ...

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Most gardeners think that tropical fruits, citrus, and beyond can only be grown in exotic locations, especially if they live in northern areas. But we're ...

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Now that we’re well into the fall season (with the temperatures to finally prove it!), we’re covering anything and everything related to one of our ...

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As temperatures drop below zero across the country, you might be wondering: How is it possible for my fruit trees to survive, much less thrive? ...

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As temperatures drop down into the 50-degree range and below, it’s about that time to move tropical plants indoors for the colder months. By following ...

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So, we've talked a lot about flowering cherry treessince the start of spring but for good reason: Floweringcherries are the symbol of the season. And ...

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As spring transitions into summer (and super hot temperatures), it's time to highlight one of our month-to-month favorites: The Miss Kim Lilac. Not only does ...

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So, every time you walk into a grocery store, it seems there are new types of fruit on the shelves. Where do these new varieties ...

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This eye-catching favorite boasts a deep pink color that stands out amongst other flowering varieties. Plus, it's super easy, from planting to care and beyond, ...

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Though fertilizer isn’t always necessary when it comes to planting and caring for your botanicals, it’s ideal for giving your greenery a boost. You can’t ...

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Spring is on the horizon and with that comes colorful blooms, from vibrant pinks to deep purples and beyond. But one of the most iconic ...

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It's one of our favorite year-round staples: The Avocado Tree. Though this tropical, exotic favorite isn't normally associated with all-year growth, ours thrives from season ...

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The Meyer Lemon Tree: if you haven’t heard of this of-the-moment tree, you’ve come to the perfect place. This powerful little tree is elegant, easy-care ...

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Every December, you probably notice citrus hitting the shelves of supermarkets at low prices. This is because winter is citrus season, so there’s an abundance ...

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Flowering trees are one of the most wonderful signs thatspring has arrived, and they make enchanting additions to your yard. You get the best of ...

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Harvest season for figs is in full swing, and this is great news! However, fresh figs are hard to find in grocery stores due to ...

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Image: Festoon House Lighting. Embraced by deeply-hued foliage, sleek silhouettes, fresh fruit and beyond, each houseplant is a study in lively decor...literally. And with our comprehensive ...

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Privacy Trees: they add curves to your garden while providing you with privacy from your neighbors and blocking out noise. They will also help protect ...

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A couple of weeks back, we put the spotlight on unique citrus to celebrate Halloween and beyond. But now that Halloween has come and gone ...

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You know what really makes us go bananas? Banana Trees! Their vibrant yellow fruit attracts our attention, and the sweet, creamy flesh of the bananas ...

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Updated: February 2021 From McIntosh to Granny Smith, apples are one of the most popular fruits in the world, with growers producing more than 240 ...

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Beauty in bloom enters the limelight with this timeless tree. Flanked by lush green leaves and artfully delicate petals, the Limelight Hydrangea makes a rich, ...

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Buckle up. There’s an amazing tree that grows incredibly fast, and you can plant in your garden right now! Willow Hybrids are some of the ...

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So, the fig is on our fruit radar. With figs rising in popularity, we thought we’d outline a few of the benefits of this must-have ...

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When we say Green Giant, we’re not referring to the Jolly Green Giant mascot associated with canned and frozen vegetables. We’re referring to the Thuja ...

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Dynamic, unique and undeniably sweet: Just a few words that describe that amazing Paw Paw. But you probably haven’t heard of this amazing fruit, right? ...

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Nothing embodies the warm, carefree vibe of spring and summer quite like citrus fruit. And Lemon Trees are arguably one of the best to choose ...

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Part of our prep for the season is indoor plant decor and planning a lush living area that wows. And what better plant to spruce ...

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Nothing says summer like large clusters of bright hydrangeas, with blossoms that last for months. From the early spring until autumn, hydrangeas delight gardeners across ...

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From toppings on toast to guacamole, avocados are the star ingredient in your favorite dishes and recipes. And though store-bought avocados are great, there’s nothing ...

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The Meyer Lemon Tree is a fun tree that always seems to be blooming or fruiting. Many Meyer Lemon Trees are blooming now, bringing beautiful ...

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Avocados are a super fruit that’s on the rise. More and more recipes are using them. You can use them for salads, sandwiches and dips ...

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Figs are delicious, healthful and easy-to-cultivate. And though many are intimidated by caring for their own at-home fruit tree, you shouldn’t be daunted – Fig ...

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Some leaves are sprouting and flowers are beginning to bloom – it’s the power of pollination at work. With fruit trees in particular, their blooms ...

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It's one of our most popular trees and a personal favorite: The Arbequina Olive Tree. There's a lot to love when it comes to this ...

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There’s nothing more frustrating than buying a new plant and not reaping the benefits - whether it's due to weather, complicated care, or just getting ...

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Function merges with beauty, making the Bamboo Tree way more versatile and adaptable than many think. The Bamboo isn't just for reserved for design...it's perfect ...

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Though the Weeping Cherry Tree is synonymous with the spring season, especially as one of the first to bloom, it can be planted nearly any ...

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Why are Double Knock Out® Roses so popular? For starters, they’re extremely cold hardy and heat resistant. Double Knock Out Roses are recommended for growing zones 5 ...

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Green or black, stuffed or unstuffed, ground into tapenade or picked to snack on, right off the branch: When it comes to the olive, there's ...

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The leaves are changing, the temperatures are dropping, and that means fall is officially here! Now's the time to bring in your fruit trees...and that ...

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Temperatures are warming up, and we’re starting to see beautiful blooming flowers. Cherry Trees have large, prized blooms, with colors that range from white as ...

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Trust us: You've never seen a tree like this before. The Monkey Puzzle Tree is like the ninth wonder of the ancient world. From its ...

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Living up to its name, the American Holly is the most popular Holly cultivar in the country. Part of its popularity comes from the fact ...

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Thriving indoors or outdoors, in pots on the patio and in low light conditions, Areca Palms boldly go farther up North than any other palms ...

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A fresh, richly-hued focal point of any landscape, the Bloodgood Japanese Maple Tree is known for standing out. Landscape designers love to use its vibrant ...

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What are the Different Types of Palm Trees? There are countless different types of palm trees that you'll encounter throughout the United States. However, the ...

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The most popular drink in the world? Tea! And best of all, it comes from Tea Plants, which can be easily grown at home indoors ...

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One of the most popular superfoods on the market, the Avocado delivers a tonof vitamins and filling, satisfying fiber. And although you can get this ...

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Plant diseases and ailments are super frustrating, especially for beginner gardeners. Luckily, there are a few tips and tricks to ensure your garden stays happy ...

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Image: Festoon House Lighting.   Vibrant color, full foliage, fresh fruit and beyond: Each houseplant is a work of art! And with our planting kit ...

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Why Evergreens? For starters, Evergreen Trees have foliage year-round. The term evergreen means that trees will keep growing leaves as other leaves fall off. For ...

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So, between HGTV and Pinterest you’ve recently earned a (not-so-accredited but who’s asking) degree in interior design. You have all of your favorite ideas pinned ...

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Are you prepared for winter? Most people bring their potted plants indoors, but what about trees and plants that aren’t in a container? Winter brings ...

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Spring is here! And the warmer temperatures of spring mean that it's time to move many of your indoor plants back outside, especially some of ...

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As temperatures drop and it starts to frost in the fall, we watch pretty deciduous trees display stunning fall colors before their leaves drop. However, ...

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Spring and summer mean graduation parties, Mother's Day and Father's Day celebrations, backyard cookouts and more. A well-designed landscape can add beauty to your gatherings ...

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There's nothing like a wildlife garden. And even though it's still cold outside, it's never too early to plan your spring and summer landscape! Generally,pollinator ...

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It's hard to believe, but spring is almost here! We're just a few weeks away from fresh flowers, stunning color and eye-catching spring gardens. Though ...

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Updated: February 2021 If you're an experienced gardener, you're probably eagerly awaiting spring, when the ground thaws and you can start digging (us, too!). But ...

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Are you prepared for winter? Most people bring their potted plants indoors, but what about trees and plants that aren’t in a container? Winter brings ...

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Blazing reds, rich oranges, jewel-toned purples, and sunny yellows juxtaposed against the landscape…there's nothing quite like the look of fall color. And as we approach ...

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As we head into those crisp autumn months, it’s time to plan your garden. And fall landscaping? Super easy. Think about it: Planting your favorite ...

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Fall planting and garden planning can be daunting: changing temperatures, fluctuations in weather, and the arrival of a new season. But fall can be one ...

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The transition to fall and cooler weather – is there anything better? And it’s the perfect time to focus on both your autumnal outdoor plants ...

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Fall is right around the corner, and we can almost smell the pumpkin spice in the air. While people are prepping for sweater weather and ...

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Now that we’re well into the fall season (with the temperatures to finally prove it!), we’re covering anything and everything related to one of our ...

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As temperatures drop and it starts to frost in the fall, we watch pretty deciduous trees display stunning fall colors before their leaves drop. However, ...

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Imagine green, full-bodied foliage through the holidays and the months to come, despite the cold weather. With our Evergreen Trees, it’s possible...and unbelievably easy. These ...

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The weather is warming up, and the days are growing longer - and luckily, that means a return to the great outdoors! But now that ...

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It’s warming up, and it’s time to go outside! Shorts are making their way out of storage closets, so the perfect time of the year ...

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As temperatures drop down into the 50-degree range and below, it’s about that time to move tropical plants indoors for the colder months. By following ...

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Looking for new plants and trees for the summer? It's the perfect time of year to finish your garden! Thankfully,sweet summer vibesare only a month ...

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May is finally here! And it's true what they say about April showers making May flowers - we've had plenty of rain, and now we're ...

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We’re well into the fall season (yay!), which means it’s the ideal time to spruce up your entryways, patios, indoor spaces and beyond. And what’s ...

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Our countdown to fall has started, and there’s only a few weeks left before the fresh, crisp vibes of the season are upon us.But this ...

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – the time when fall color bursts through and lends dramatic dimension to summer greenery. Crisp reds, ...

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Imagine green, full-bodied foliage through the holidays and the months to come, despite the cold weather. With our Evergreen Trees, it’s possible...and unbelievably easy. These ...

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Earth Day is right around the corner, which means it's time to celebrate! And there's no better way to show your love for the environment ...

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Tired of winter and its chillier-than-normal staying power? So are we! Thankfully, February's arrival means spring is only a month or so away. And there's ...

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We’re already halfway through January, but doesn’t it feel like the new year just started? Thankfully, if you haven’t made your New Year’s resolution yet, ...

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A couple of weeks back, we put the spotlight on unique citrus to celebrate Halloween and beyond. But now that Halloween has come and gone ...

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Another season for gifting is upon us, and it's one of our favorites: Mother's Day! Next Sunday is the day, and if you haven't gotten ...

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A new year has arrived and a garden refresh is ideal for marking the occasion. Worried about the weather? It may still be chilly outside, ...

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As temperatures drop below zero across the country, you might be wondering: How is it possible for my fruit trees to survive, much less thrive? ...

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Spring is here! And the warmer temperatures of spring mean that it's time to move many of your indoor plants back outside, especially some of ...

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So, between HGTV and Pinterest you’ve recently earned a (not-so-accredited but who’s asking) degree in interior design. You have all of your favorite ideas pinned ...

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Summer has officially started, and although some areas have already been experiencing drought conditions and extremely hot summer temperatures, summer planting is still in season. ...

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Summer is coming. That means it's the perfect time to plant a few fruit varieties for your landscape...and when we think of days spent outside, ...

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Now that summer is here, it's time to go back outside and take it all in: Warm breeze, longer days to kick back on the ...

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It's official: Summer is here. The start of the season means warmer temperatures, longer days outside and putting the finishing touches on your garden and ...

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Dealing with hot, dry conditions in your landscape? We're almost one month into the summer season, and the toasty temperatures seem to have reached a ...

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It's National Avocado Day! Well, technically, it was July 31st. But we're celebrating all week long and featuring our top Avocado Trees for easy, delicious ...

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It's National Peach Month! And what better way to celebrate than with the sweet summertime goodness of the Peach Tree? Though summer'scoming to a close, ...

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For most people, gardening is synonymous with spring, and the new blooms, vibrant colors and fresh fragrance that arrive with the warmer months. But did you ...

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Imagine finding the perfect plant for your yard, only to discover it’s not in your growing zone. Heartbroken about the unfortunate news, you go on ...

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Most gardeners think that tropical fruits, citrus, and beyond can only be grown in exotic locations, especially if they live in northern areas. But we're ...

Read More

Fall is right around the corner, and we can almost smell the pumpkin spice in the air. While people are prepping for sweater weather and ...

Read More

Spring and summer mean graduation parties, Mother's Day and Father's Day celebrations, backyard cookouts and more. A well-designed landscape can add beauty to your gatherings ...

Read More

Image: Festoon House Lighting.   Vibrant color, full foliage, fresh fruit and beyond: Each houseplant is a work of art! And with our planting kit ...

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We’ve talked a lot about fall planting, planning your garden and preparing for the season by elevating your outdoors (and the indoors for pets!). One ...

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Plant diseases and ailments are super frustrating, especially for beginner gardeners. Luckily, there are a few tips and tricks to ensure your garden stays happy ...

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As we head into those crisp autumn months, it’s time to plan your garden. And fall landscaping? Super easy. Think about it: Planting your favorite ...

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Curb appeal? It’s a must-have. Though interior upgrades are important, home buyers are even moreexcited about touring a home that looks inviting on the outside. ...

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Summer has officially started, and although some areas have already been experiencing drought conditions and extremely hot summer temperatures, summer planting is still in season. ...

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Imagine how inviting your patio could be with some beautiful accent trees. Gardens and landscapes are now becoming smaller because of the limited outdoor space ...

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Block out your neighbors and relax comfortably in your backyard after planting your very own privacy fence withprivacy trees. A privacy fence, crafted from these ...

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Imagine finding the perfect plant for your yard, only to discover it’s not in your growing zone. Heartbroken about the unfortunate news, you go on ...

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Growing zones: What are they, and how do you know your growing zone? The USDA’sZone Hardiness Map is helpful in answering these questions. This map ...

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Updated: February 2021 If you're an experienced gardener, you're probably eagerly awaiting spring, when the ground thaws and you can start digging (us, too!). But ...

Read More

For most people, gardening is synonymous with spring, and the new blooms, vibrant colors and fresh fragrance that arrive with the warmer months. But did you ...

Read More

Low-maintenance trees that flower for months: What’s not to love about the Crape Myrtle? Their blooms, fall foliage and attractive, peeling bark provide year-round interest ...

Read More

Don't be a victim of the unnecessary practice of trimming off the tops of your Crape Myrtles (also called Crepe Myrtles) and leaving them bare. ...

Read More

Pruning: Arguably the most intimidating step when it comes to caring for your garden. And really, it's a rite of passage.Successful pruning means you've reached ...

Read More

Most people already know that Bamboo is a beautiful, exotic plant that comes in a variety of colors to brighten up the landscape. Is Bamboo ...

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Do you love house plants, indoor fruit trees and large outdoor varieties but find yourself intimidated by their care requirements or ability to thrive? Though ...

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Beautiful homes don’t rely on their exterior appearances alone, even if they have unique architecture. It’s actually the landscaping around the homes that draws the ...

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So, garden design, planning, and knowing exactly how to style your landscape can be daunting. You may have areas with excessive sun, shade, water or ...

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Imagine green, full-bodied foliage, year after year...and in any space. With our Columnar Trees, it’s possible. You get beauty in the barren winter landscape, manageable ...

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There's nothing like a wildlife garden. And even though it's still cold outside, it's never too early to plan your spring and summer landscape! Generally,pollinator ...

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Whether you've just moved into your home or have spent many years making it your own, there's one area that deserves special attention: your landscape ...

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There's plenty of good reasons to add a tree or two to your property, and there are many different types of trees that you might ...

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Already over the summer heat and looking forward to the fall season? If so, you've come to the right place. We love summer weather but ...

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Fall planting and garden planning can be daunting: changing temperatures, fluctuations in weather, and the arrival of a new season. But fall can be one ...

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Most people already know that Bamboo is a beautiful, exotic plant that comes in a variety of colors to brighten up the landscape. Is Bamboo ...

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Do you love house plants, indoor fruit trees and large outdoor varieties but find yourself intimidated by their care requirements or ability to thrive? Though ...

Read More

Beautiful homes don’t rely on their exterior appearances alone, even if they have unique architecture. It’s actually the landscaping around the homes that draws the ...

Read More

So, garden design, planning, and knowing exactly how to style your landscape can be daunting. You may have areas with excessive sun, shade, water or ...

Read More

Imagine green, full-bodied foliage, year after year...and in any space. With our Columnar Trees, it’s possible. You get beauty in the barren winter landscape, manageable ...

Read More

There's nothing like a wildlife garden. And even though it's still cold outside, it's never too early to plan your spring and summer landscape! Generally,pollinator ...

Read More

Whether you've just moved into your home or have spent many years making it your own, there's one area that deserves special attention: your landscape ...

Read More

There's plenty of good reasons to add a tree or two to your property, and there are many different types of trees that you might ...

Read More

Already over the summer heat and looking forward to the fall season? If so, you've come to the right place. We love summer weather but ...

Read More

Why Evergreens? For starters, Evergreen Trees have foliage year-round. The term evergreen means that trees will keep growing leaves as other leaves fall off. For ...

Read More

Looking for new plants and trees for the summer? It's the perfect time of year to finish your garden! Thankfully,sweet summer vibesare only a month ...

Read More

Another season for gifting is upon us, and it's one of our favorites: Mother's Day! Next Sunday is the day, and if you haven't gotten ...

Read More

Earth Day is right around the corner, which means it's time to celebrate! And there's no better way to show your love for the environment ...

Read More

Fall is right around the corner, and we can almost smell the pumpkin spice in the air. While people are prepping for sweater weather and ...

Read More

Imagine green, full-bodied foliage through the holidays and the months to come, despite the cold weather. With our Evergreen Trees, it’s possible...and unbelievably easy. These ...

Read More

We’re already halfway through January, but doesn’t it feel like the new year just started? Thankfully, if you haven’t made your New Year’s resolution yet, ...

Read More

It’s warming up, and it’s time to go outside! Shorts are making their way out of storage closets, so the perfect time of the year ...

Read More

We’re well into the fall season (yay!), which means it’s the ideal time to spruce up your entryways, patios, indoor spaces and beyond. And what’s ...

Read More

Summer is coming. That means it's the perfect time to plant a few fruit varieties for your landscape...and when we think of days spent outside, ...

Read More

Now that summer is here, it's time to go back outside and take it all in: Warm breeze, longer days to kick back on the ...

Read More

Dealing with hot, dry conditions in your landscape? We're almost one month into the summer season, and the toasty temperatures seem to have reached a ...

Read More

It's National Peach Month! And what better way to celebrate than with the sweet summertime goodness of the Peach Tree? Though summer'scoming to a close, ...

Read More

It's National Avocado Day! Well, technically, it was July 31st. But we're celebrating all week long and featuring our top Avocado Trees for easy, delicious ...

Read More

It's official: Summer is here. The start of the season means warmer temperatures, longer days outside and putting the finishing touches on your garden and ...

Read More

Experience yearly spring showers, or preparing for summer drought on your side of the country? Though knowing your soil type isn’t always necessary when it ...

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Updated: March 2021As it warms up and the official start of spring approaches, it’s time to plan and landscape for the seasons ahead. And one ...

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Think back to your favorite street. Maybe it was lined with large, mature shade trees, giving yards a beautiful and charming feel. Sunlight may have ...

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A new year has arrived and a garden refresh is ideal for marking the occasion. Worried about the weather? It may still be chilly outside, ...

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We're halfway through spring! And in preparation for the rest of the season (and summer, which is fast approaching), we're taking a look at our ...

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While it may not seem like there could be much of a difference between different varieties of the same plant, like the Thujas (both the ...

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – the time when fall color bursts through and lends dramatic dimension to summer greenery. Crisp reds, ...

Read More

The transition to fall and cooler weather – is there anything better? And it’s the perfect time to focus on both your autumnal outdoor plants ...

Read More

May is finally here! And it's true what they say about April showers making May flowers - we've had plenty of rain, and now we're ...

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There’s nothing like lush house plants, whether they’re ultra-green and sleek or bold and flowering. But we often receive one question from those who aren’t ...

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Privacy trees are a must-have for your landscape. Not only do they block your neighbor’s line of sight, but they also absorb loud noise and ...

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With the holiday season upon us (and consistent winter weather, too!), indoor plants, gift picks and the like are in the spotlight. But although we ...

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What do people want? Privacy! When do they want it? Now! There are a lot of options to plant as far as evergreen trees that ...

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There may be snow on the ground, a chill in the air, or a frost from home to home across the country, especially since the ...

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Edible gardening? It seems out-of-a-reach for a lot of home gardeners, but with these survival plants, it’s actually pretty easy. Plus, these tasty trees and ...

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There’s nothing like lush houseplants, from their vibrant green foliage to their tropical touches of color and beyond. But we often receive one question: Can ...

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As we head into those crisp autumn months, it’s time to plan your garden. And fall landscaping? Super easy. Think about it: Planting your favorite ...

Read More

Imagine how inviting your patio could be with some beautiful accent trees. Gardens and landscapes are now becoming smaller because of the limited outdoor space ...

Read More

Are you eating citrus fruits? Though it's cold outside, it’s the perfect time to enjoy the exotic taste of juicy, sweet oranges, tangerines, clementines, and ...

Read More

The weather is warming up, and the days are growing longer - and luckily, that means a return to the great outdoors! But now that ...

Read More

Our countdown to fall has started, and there’s only a few weeks left before the fresh, crisp vibes of the season are upon us.But this ...

Read More

Tired of winter and its chillier-than-normal staying power? So are we! Thankfully, February's arrival means spring is only a month or so away. And there's ...

Read More

It's hard to believe, but spring is almost here! We're just a few weeks away from fresh flowers, stunning color and eye-catching spring gardens. Though ...

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