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Planting in Summer - Is it Safe To Plant?

Planting in Summer - Is it Safe To Plant?

It is drilled in to us from the day we start gardening that we must plant in spring or fall when the temperature is mild.  So, what's the real scoop?  Is planting in summer really that bad?  The short answer is heck no, it sure isn't.  As long as you take appropriate care of your treasured green gardens and blooming beauties they will do just fine with summer planting.  Do water...a lot.  Don't forget to water!
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Knock Out Rose Trees: You Need One...or Three!

Knock Out Rose Trees: You Need One...or Three!

Most of us remember our parents and grandparents babying old fashioned rose plants.  Pruning, spraying, and picking off caterpillars and trying bleach solutions and other home remedies to treat fungal issues that returned every year.  I clearly recall that death to Japanese beetles and horned worm caterpillars coffee can filled with gasoline or rubbing alcohol my mom carried around in her garden and the work my mom put in for just a few roses on a tall, thorny, ugly stem.
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Favorite Holiday Camellias - Colors and Types

Favorite Holiday Camellias - Colors and Types

These elegant cool-season bloomers are a sight that you cannot miss! But with so many varieties you may be wondering, “Which one should I choose?” No worries! The Planting Tree is here to help out our fellow plant lovers in distress!
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Pruning Hydrangeas – Which ones to Prune and How

Pruning Hydrangeas – Which ones to Prune and How

Let’s face it. There is a ton of misinformation on the internet when it comes to gardening. That is why I am not at all surprised when people tell me that they are scared to prune their hydrangeas.  Often owners of hydrangeas are confused about what pruning can and will do for their plants. Many hydrangeas don’t even require pruning.
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Pink Crape Myrtle Trees

Crape Myrtles and Improving their Blooms

If the image of Crape Myrtle blooms does not make you want to plant some of your own, then the following reasons definitely will:

There are hundreds of Lagerstroemia spp (Crape Myrtle) sizes and colors that are available to you. Based on your garden theme, your gardening needs, and the time that you set aside to garden, there are endless possibilities!

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Hydrangea: Care and Color

Hydrangea: Care and Color

Do you love the large and colorful flower heads of the Hydrangea?  We do too!  These stunning shrubs grow throughout the United States.  Caring for these shrubs is fairly easy, but depending on your area, the type of hydrangea you have, and if you are seeking a certain color, you will want to adjust how you care for your hydrangea.

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Gardenias

The Gardenia: Care and Varieties

Gardenias are fragrant bushes that are almost too beautiful to be real.  Their glossy leaves and perfect, aromatic flowers make them a shining example of a southern shrub.  This outstanding beauty isn't too good to be true though!  A Gardenia is easy to care for and even pest and disease resistant.
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Colorful Landscape Design Ideas

Colorful Landscape Design Ideas

Is your landscaping around your home boring?  Is everything green?  Here we can fix that problem with adding some nice colors that will enhance your home and add color to your landscape.  Here are some colorful landscape design ideas that can help add color to your landscaping.
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large shade trees

Fastest Growing Shade Trees: Our Top Picks

People want fast growing trees.  They google them, they ask for them, and they buy them.   You can say it's because Americans are impatient, but there is so much more to it than that.  A fast growing tree cools your home sooner, saving on energy bills.  A mature tree increases property value and that means improving your selling options.   With a new house, a large shade tree can make it a home, a place for your children to grow up, a tree to climb and explore, and a canopy for you to sip lemonade under and take in nature or a book.
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