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Alternatives to Boxwoods and Traditional Dwarf Hollies

Here are some of our favorite landscape plant selections that can be planted instead of the standard boxwoods and non-fruiting dwarf hollies: Ligustrum ‘Sunshine’ This 3’-4’ tall and wide evergreen shrub is a wonderful alternative to boxwoods. Easily trimmed as a hedge, its new yellow foliage is present nearly year round. This plant is reliably evergreen. […]

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Living In A Subtropical Paradise

There are so many rewarding, as well as challenging, plants from the tropics and subtropics to delight all the senses.  Plants, shrubs and trees bearing fragrant flowers, exotic foliage, and rare fruits, many that defy description, are to be found in the relative comfort of nearby botanical gardens.  With a little work, you can grow […]

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What Exactly is a Potager Anyway?

There are a multitude of books written on the history and construction of potager gardens.  An internet search on “how to potager garden”, returns over a million results, including over 150,000 videos.  Amazon lists 643 books on the subject.  So what exactly does potager mean and what is it?  What can potager gardening do for […]

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Team Players in the Garden, Anyone?

The best companion plants not only improve the growth or flavor of their mates, but also repel insects and critters.  Aromatic plants usually make good companions, with their abilities to discourage or distract unwanted munchers in your garden.  The would-be diners are either put off by the fragrance of the plant, or are simply don’t […]

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