#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. How to Keep Your Hostas Healthy and Happy!

    Planting Hosta

    If you are like us, you like collecting some of the dizzying arrays of different perennial Hosta plants for your yard. The diversity of size and color is endless and the new cultivars continue to be introduced every year.

    Keep your Hosta collection

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  2. Top 10 Coral Bells & How to Keep Coral Bells Looking Good

    Coral Bells

    Frilly, textured, coarse foliage in eye-popping colors seems to grow in contrast to the most delicate, airy, and dainty little blossoms ever! There’s just something about Coral Bells in the garden!

    There has been extensive work done hybridizing a

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  3. Add Passion to the Landscape With Red and Pink Plants!


    Bring a dash of passion to your garden with the stunning colors of pink and red that Nature Hills Nursery has to offer! 

    From the world of cosmetics and fashion which has every possible shade of pink to red, to the natural world outside,

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  4. The Pros and Cons of Male, Female, and Sterile Trees

    apple tree flower blossoms

    Trees with seeds and fruit have their benefits - and problems - that go along with them. Luckily, there are so many options available these days that it can be confusing when hearing all the various terminology that goes with plant options.


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  5. Light it Up With Yellow and Orange Flowering Perennials!

    Yellow and Orange Tulips

    Yellow or orange flowering perennials add a stunning sizzle to the landscape and are instant highlights to any garden or patio!

    Looking for something to plant in those hot spots in your yard? 

    Plant yellow and orange flowers in your

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  6. Understanding Grafted Plants and Rootstocks

    grated tree

    Many types of today's fruiting and flowering trees and shrubs have been grafted. As are many Shade and Ornamental trees, Evergreens, some Grapes, and some Roses are grafted onto rootstock.

    Why are so many plants grafted, what are the benefits,

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  7. How to Grow Your Own Olives!

    olive tree

    Savory briny Olives are a favorite snack and topping for many around the world! But did you know you can grow your own olives?

    Since ancient times, Olive trees (Olea) have been a staple in the Mediterranean landscape and diet. Capture the essence

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  8. Tropical Plant Care Indoors & Out!

    tropical plants

    Tropical greenery and live exotic plants add a verdant and unique texture and form to your home and outdoor rooms. If you are lucky to live in a warm climate that’s frost-free, decorate your landscape year-round!

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  9. The Newest Butterfly Bushes on the Block - Bufferfly Candy®!

    butterfly bush

    Irresistible to Butterflies (and Hummingbirds and bees too!) The newest garden and pollinator treat has hit the markets and will bring a

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  10. Earthworms! Good or Bad For The Environment?

    worms in hand

    “Worms have played a more important part in the history of the world than most persons would at first suppose.” - Charles Darwin

    Unless you are an avid gardener, you most likely aren’t even aware of

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