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Are Boxwood Shrubs Evergreens?

by Julie Joyce on Wed, May 17, 2017 @ 06:00 PM

Are boxwood shrubs evergreens?

It's one of our commonly asked questions. Boxwood feature small, glossy leaves that appear almost like deciduous foliage. But their "leaves" stay on all year, making them an ideal choice for...

Planning a patio will enhance your ability to enjoy the outdoors and your home value simultaneously.  By adding an "outdoor room" to your home, you can take advantage of nature and enjoy time outside with family and friends....

The 8 Best Tomatoes to Grow in Containers

by Julie Joyce on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 @ 07:48 AM

It's easy to grow tomatoes! Even without a large yard or garden space, many tomatoes happily grow in containers that you can squeeze into any tight space. In order to be successful at growing tomatoes in a container, there...

Magnolia You Can Plant & Grow in Illinois

by Julie Joyce on Mon, Apr 03, 2017 @ 01:28 PM

What's not to love about magnolia? There's a big list of reason these beautiful ornamental trees are a top seller at our garden center. Most varieties' blooms have a beautiful scent, the early spring flowers are stunning and...

Hellebores (Lenten Roses) On Sale Now!

by Julie Joyce on Sun, Apr 02, 2017 @ 05:17 PM

Hellebores: Spring Perennial Bloomer

 

Like Coneflowers and Heucheras, plant breeders have gone CRAZY for hybridizing Hellebores. And its no wonder, they have long lasting blooms and leathery evergreen foliage, plus they are...