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    An Inspiring Design For Continuous Color

    Here at the Singing Tree Gardens Nursery, we hear the same comment throughout the year: “Your gardens are so interesting and colorful!” How could any other compliment be more rewarding…

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    How to Use Annuals in Your Garden

    Years ago, I created a long, deep perennial border that I could enjoy and critique from my kitchen window. I was happy with the size and shape of the bed,…

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    Yuletide Plants from the Global Garden

    The plants we like to grow in our gardens hold special symbolism at Christmas time. Many of our favorite fruits, berries and nuts are much more than sweet treats we…

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    Regional Picks : Water-Wise Plants – Midwest

    Midwest   1. Rosy Sedge   Name: Carex rosea Usda Hardiness Zones: 3 to 8 Size: 12 to 14 inches tall and wide Conditions: Partial to full shade; moist, well-drained soil Don’t let…

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    How to Turn Your Patio Into a Garden Oasis

    The kitchen may be the heart of a home, but for most of us, the patio is the center of the backyard. Whether we use it as a place for…

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    Native Perennials to Start from Seed

    Growing native perennials from seed is easier than you might imagine. If you choose species that are adapted to your climate and growing conditions, it’s likely that you can start…

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    8 Ways to Save Money at the Garden Center

    We’ve all been there—you head for the checkout counter at the nursery and you have a general ballpark number in mind—until the register tallies and you’re $40, $50, or $100…

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    Tough-as-Nails Perennials

    I find it hard to leave any nursery without at least a few new purchases. I am often enthralled by some hot new perennial with a flashy tag that is…

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    Matrix Planting

    When designer Adam Woodruff was hired to create a landscape for a newly renovated home in Illinois, the existing site was mostly turf with a swimming pool surrounded by a…

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    Going with the Flow

    By the time we moved into our nearly finished home in June 2008, I had created The Plan. And I drew The Plan in ink so that it would be…

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