Shrubs for Cutting Gardens

Originally appeared at National Gardening Bureau If you grow hydrangea, spirea, flowering quince, or forsythia in your garden, your vases will overflow with beautiful blooms. Is there any greater pleasure for a gardener than harvesting and enjoying homegrown bounty, whether it’s a sun-warmed tomato or an armful of tulips? Just as garden-to-table meals satisfy veggie growers, […]

Give Your Garden a Tropical Twist!

Originally appeared at National Gardening Bureau This year when you start your hunt for cool new accents to add to your garden, you’re far more likely to find tropical and subtropical stars such as cannas, cordylines, mandevillas, hibiscus, elephant ears, bananas, palms, dracaena, and various flowering gingers front and center. It’s thrilling to watch this trend […]

10 Tips To Create the Ultimate Curb Appeal

Originally appeared at National Gardening Bureau Get the Best Front Yard on the Block Curb appeal: it’s a term bantered about by real estate agents and DIYers. You’ve heard about the importance of curb appeal, and maybe you’ve tuned into TV shows that flipped sad-looking properties into dreamy, darling aspirational homes. But what’s involved with creating […]

Garden Bean takes celebrity status for 2021

Originally appeared at National Gardening Bureau There are many species of beans in cultivation around the world, yet it is the common garden bean, Phaseolus vulgaris that takes on celebrity status as National Garden Bureau’s vegetable focus for 2021. One of the earliest cultivated plants, garden beans can trace their beginnings to Central and South America. Vining […]

Hardy Hibiscus adds a splash of tropical flair to your perennial garden.

Hardy Hibiscus adds a splash of tropical flair to your perennial garden. Fast-growing and fabulous, these plants explode with pinwheel-like flowers the size of dinner plates in late summer. Often confused with their tropical cousins, these plants are actually capable of surviving temps as low as -30° F (-34° C). North American gardeners can feel assured […]

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