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It’s summer! Which means it’s time to dive into the world of hibiscus. These gorgeous, eye-catching flowers are not just a plant you can see on your Hawaiian vacation, but a  fantastic addition to any garden. This blog will give you the lowdown on where these plants come from, what makes them different, and how to care for them. Let’s get started!
Exploring Hibiscus: The Origins and Differences Between Tropical and Perennial Types
It’s summer! Which means it’s time to dive into the world of hibiscus. These gorgeous, eye-catching flowers are not just a plant you can see on your Hawaiian vacation, but a fantastic addition to any garden. This blog will give you the lowdown on where these plants come from, what makes them different, and how to care for them. Let’s get started!
Gardening is definitely the best hobby out there, but when the weather gets hotter and hotter, it gets harder to tend to the garden and keep your plants thriving. Without proper hydration, plants can get leggy, flowers can fade, and your garden can lose that charm that you love about it. But fear not! With a few smart strategies and products, you can ensure your garden remains happy even in the summer heat. Here are some of our best ways to keep your garden watered all season long
5 Best Ways to Keep Your Garden Watered for the Season
Gardening is definitely the best hobby out there, but when the weather gets hotter and hotter, it gets harder to tend to the garden and keep your plants thriving. Without proper hydration, plants can get leggy, flowers can fade, and your garden can lose that charm that you love about it. But fear not! With a few smart strategies and products, you can ensure your garden remains happy even in the summer heat. Here are some of our best ways to keep your garden watered all season long
It’s officially the season of daylilies! They are not only visually captivating perennials, but also incredibly easy to care for, making them a favorite among both novice and seasoned gardeners. This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about selecting, nurturing, and growing these delightful plants.
Everything You Need to Know About Daylilies
It’s officially the season of daylilies! They are not only visually captivating perennials, but also incredibly easy to care for, making them a favorite among both novice and seasoned gardeners. This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about selecting, nurturing, and growing these delightful plants.
Transforming your garden into a pollinator paradise is an exciting way to help the environment while making your outdoor space more beautiful and bountiful. Pollinators are crucial for our ecosystems, and with a few simple steps, you can create a welcoming haven for them right in your backyard. Here’s how to get started:
How to Attract Pollinators to Your Garden
Transforming your garden into a pollinator paradise is an exciting way to help the environment while making your outdoor space more beautiful and bountiful. Pollinators are crucial for our ecosystems, and with a few simple steps, you can create a welcoming haven for them right in your backyard. Here’s how to get started:
Roses are the quintessential flowers, embodying beauty, elegance, and a touch of romance. This guide from our Green Team will walk you through everything you need to know about growing and caring for roses:
The In's & Out's of Rose Gardening
Roses are the quintessential flowers, embodying beauty, elegance, and a touch of romance. This guide from our Green Team will walk you through everything you need to know about growing and caring for roses:
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Our Top 10 Shady Plants in Stock
Today, we're excited to share our top 10 shady plants currently in stock at our year-round locations and garden markets. These annual and perennial plants are perfect for adding color, texture, and vibrancy to those tricky low-light areas of your garden. Plus, we’ve included some handy care tips for each one. Let's dive in!
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Our Top 3 Cocktail Container Creations
Creating a cocktail-inspired garden is a fun and unique way to bring your favorite drinks to life in your backyard. Whether you're a fan of mojitos, French 75s, or old-fashioned cocktails, these container gardens will delight your senses with their vibrant colors, tantalizing scents, and even some edible elements. Here are our top three cocktail container creations that will not only beautify your outdoor space but also make it a delightful place to relax and enjoy a drink.
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Our Top 6 Veggies in Stock
Our Adventures in Veggieland have started today so we wanted to explore the top six Chef Jeff brand veggies we have in stock right now to help you find a new favorite! From spicy peppers to juicy tomatoes and everything in between, get ready to tantalize your taste buds.
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Our Mother's Day Gift Guide
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the nurturing figures in our lives than with gifts that bloom and grow, just like their love for us? We have curated a delightful selection of plant-related goodies that are sure to bring a smile to any green-thumbed matriarch. Whether your mom is a seasoned gardener or just beginning to cultivate her own little oasis, there’s something here for every garden enthusiast. Let’s dive into our Mother’s Day gift guide and discover the perfect present to honor the special women in our lives!
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10 Herbs to Get Your Kitchen Garden Started
This week, we're diving into the wonderful world of herbs – those magical plants that not only add flavor and aroma to your dishes but also bring life to your spring garden. We have lots of varieties to choose from at our stores and growing herbs is a rewarding and delicious endeavor that you just don’t want to miss out on! So, let's explore the in’s and out’s of 10 herbs to kick-start your kitchen garden.
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Our Best Blooms in Stock Now
We are stocked to the max with plants now that we are in spring, which means we have blooms galore! But, which ones should you keep your eye out for this season? In this blog, we are mentioning some of our top blooming beauties from Proven Winners and how to incorporate them into your garden.
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Taylor’s Garden: Houseplant Picks Taylor-ed to Your Favorite Era
Welcome to your go-to guide for houseplant picks Taylor-ed to your favorite era! Inspired by Taylor Swift's iconic albums, we've curated a collection of houseplants that perfectly reflect each era's style and vibe. Whether you’re a die-hard Swiftie or just looking for some plant inspiration, we've got you covered! Let's dive in and explore these Taylor-inspired houseplants, complete with care tips for each.
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How to Level Up Your Low-Maintenance Landscape
At McDonald Landscapes, we're passionate about turning outdoor spaces into stunning, functional landscapes that bring joy to our clients. Landscape Designer Georgia Replogle shares her secrets for transforming a blank patch of garden bed into a low-maintenance, beautifully landscaped rock path over on our McDonald Landscapes YouTube channel! If you're considering revamping your own backyard space, Georgia's design is full of inspiration and ideas on how to level up your low-maintenance landscape.
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How to Garden with Million Bells
Million bells, also known as Calibrachoa, is a vibrant annual flower that is closely related to petunias. With its small, bell-shaped blooms and cascading growth, million bells is a favorite for gardeners looking to add a burst of color to their landscapes, porches, or containers. In this blog post, we will walk you through everything you need to know to successfully garden with million bells.
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Your Guide to Strawberry Gardening
Now that the spring season is here, we're diving headfirst into the sweet world of strawberry gardening. Growing strawberries is a fun growing experience as it is not only fruitful, but easy to plant and tend to, making it fun for everyone! Our Green Team has gathered their expert advice here for you to get started on your strawberry growing journey.