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Patio Peaches: Grow Your Own Fruit in a Tight Space

By Julie Joyce July 24, 2017


Looking to add some flare to your outdoor living space? Patio peaches are the perfect touch...

Our Favorite Things: Plants, Landscape & More

By Julie Joyce July 12, 2017

We're starting something new! Everyone that works for The Barn has one thing in common; a passion..

The Ultimate Specimen Ornamental Tree: Japanese Maples

By Julie Joyce June 28, 2017

Japanese maples make a beautiful addition to the landscape due to their interesting shape, foliage..

Paul's Select Norway Spruce: A Small Evergreen Tree for Small Spaces

By Julie Joyce June 15, 2017

Looking for a small evergreen for your landscape?


Evergreen trees provide beauty and function..

Plant this: A Native Perennial Butterfly Gardening Design

By Julie Joyce June 13, 2017

June is perennial gardening month and as such, we have designed a free perennial garden design,..

The Best Plants to Attract Hummingbirds

By Julie Joyce June 8, 2017

10 Steps to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Landscape

First, plant shrubs, annuals and perennials..

Illinois Perennials for Pollinators

By Julie Joyce June 7, 2017

The Best Illinois Perennials for Pollinators


There has been much discussion in the news lately..

Are Boxwood Shrubs Evergreens?

By Julie Joyce May 17, 2017
"Are boxwood shrubs evergreens?"

It's one of our commonly asked questions. Boxwood feature small,..

The Ultimate Guide to Planning & Styling a Patio

By Julie Joyce May 8, 2017

Planning a patio will enhance your ability to enjoy the outdoors and your home value..

The 8 Best Tomatoes to Grow in Containers

By Julie Joyce April 21, 2017

It's easy to grow tomatoes! Even without a large yard or garden space, many tomatoes happily grow..

Magnolia You Can Plant & Grow in Illinois

By Julie Joyce April 3, 2017

What's not to love about magnolia? There's a big list of reason these beautiful ornamental trees..

Hellebores (Lenten Roses): Early Spring Bloomer

By Julie Joyce April 2, 2017

Hellebores: Spring Perennial Bloomer


Like Coneflowers and Heucheras, plant breeders have gone..


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