#ProPlantTips by Nature Hills Nursery

Read and watch our #ProPlantTips how-to series of articles and videos.

  • How to select certain plants to match your site conditions and read Plant Highlight Facts
  • "Farmer's tricks" for planting tips
  • Pruning techniques for both spring, summer and fall blooming shrubs and trees
  • How to handle common plant diseases
  1. What to Do in The Garden This Fall (And What Not To Do)


    Summer is wrapping up and the cooler nights are beginning to creep in! It’s time to harvest those last tomatoes, collect seeds for next year, enjoy the last Roses, plant some Chrysanthemums, and get ready for the holidays!

    Need a quick checklist t

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  2. Caring For Tree Roses (And Get Them Ready for Winter)!

    rose tree

    Take everything you love about Roses and raise them to new heights by grafting them upon a strong, sturdy, and straight single-stem trunk, and these already iconic blooming shrubs become something otherworldly!

    But caring for these precious works

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  3. Everything You Need to Know About Sumac Shrubs!

    red sumac

    It’s nearly fall and very soon the Sumac bushes in your area will light up the landscape with their incredible fiery autumn wardrobe!

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  4. #ProPlantTips - Caring For Camellia Shrubs!

    camellia shrub

    Perfumed Camellia Shrubs with blooms that are the embodiment of the Fibonacci sequence in action! Orderly precision, beauty plus fragrance, and winter flowers when Southern gardens need it the most, the Camellia symbolizes your love and devotion for another

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  5. Creating the Coziest Cottage Garden!

    cottage garden

    “With silver bells and cockle shells, and pretty maids all in a row.” - Mother Goose

    The classic Cottage Garden - Jam packed full of textures, colors, and flowers that bloom in succession. There may not seem to be rhyme or reason, but the

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  6. Ornamental Grasses: To Cut or Not To Cut?

    Ornamental Grass

    It’s fall clean-up time and you may be eyeing your landscape in search of what to trim back next. That’s when the waving plumes of you

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  7. Everything You Need to Know About Currant Bushes!

    golden currant

    Unique and under-utilized fruiting shrubs, Currant bushes (Ribes) are native to North America, making them an ideal addition to many landscaping plans across the nation! You may see Current Berry bushes for sale under a variety of common names, such as

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  8. How to Grow and Take Care of Grape Vines!


    “The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it has nothing else in the universe to do.” - Galileo

    Entwined in life, ritual, religion, and art, and an integral part of

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  9. Lungwort: Your Shade Gardens Best Friend!

    Mrs.Moon Longwort Flower

    Maybe not the best name, but back in the day folks named things as they saw them. And the genus Pulmonaria means “lung” as the spotted leaves resemble diseased lungs. Sorry, we know that visual didn’t help! But trust us when we assure you that these are l

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  10. Tall Garden Phlox, Round Two

    tall phlox

    Colorful and fragrant pinwheels, the Garden Phlox is an old-fashioned variety that has stood the test of time because of its resilience and beauty!

    Phlox is a genus of 68 species of perennial and annual plants in the family Polemoniaceae.

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