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Perennials That Can Take The Heat

Some of us are perfectly content with just trees, shrubs, and groundcovers, but many of us also want the luxury of perennials, for their beautiful and colorful blossoms, foliage interest, fragrance, wildlife attraction, or the way they soften the edges along paths and boundaries.  Perennial borders, whether sunning themselves all day, or keeping cool in […]

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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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Euphorbia Euphoria!

What exactly IS a Euphorbia?  Chances are, even if you don’t think you know any Euphorbias, you do know at least one – the poinsettia.  Euphorbias belong to one of the largest plant families on the planet, and are found in tropical, subtropical, and temperate zones.  Euphorbias exist in the forms of shrubs, trees, herbaceous […]

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