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  1. Advice For Overwintering Your Roses

    Most people cover their roses for the winter too early.  Wait until your rose plants have been exposed to several killing frosts and some good colder weather to help them go dormant BEFORE covering if winter protection is needed in your area.

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  2. Planting & Transplanting Roses

    Yellow Roses

    Planting rose bushes in a garden is easy to do, and has many rewards as these beautiful plants bloom.

    The first step to planting rose bushes is preparing the site. Roses prefer partial sunlight, and should be shaded from the hot afternoon sunlight. The site should have a slightly acidic soil content, and a heavy clay loam is ideal, but they will grow in nearly any soil condition.

    The second step to planting rose bushes is to prepare the plant itself. Most rose bushes, when purchased, will be pruned prior to purchase. If not, it is best to cut back the stalks of bedding roses to about six inches, and the climbers to about eighteen inches. Planting rose bushes that have dried out can be detrimental to the health of the plant. Dried out plants should be moistened slightly before planting.

    The third step to planting rose bushes is the actual planting. Planting rose bushes should usually

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  3. Create a Meditation Garden!

    meditation garden

    Many homeowners focus on beautiful outdoor spaces specifically for entertaining, which may include a pool area, eating, and bar areas set in incredible outdoor kitchens complete with plumbing, cooking, and lighting.

    But what about creating a garden

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  4. Perfect Plants For Poolside Plantings!

    flowers by pool

    Everyone loves diving into a pool in the middle of summer, but having plants around your poolside seating and entertaining areas makes it that much more enjoyable, shadier, and private!

    Whether you choose to put these poolside plants in pots and

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  5. Five Shrubs That Rebloom In The Fall!

    fall shrubs

    Flowers in the fall? You bet!

    While many trees and shrubs are showing off their leafy autumn wardrobes, a select few are gearing up to pump out late-in-the-season blooms for you to enjoy! Often their flowers are combined with fiery foliage that

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  6. #ProPlantTips For Low Maintenance Landscaping

    Low Maintenance Landscaping

    Many of us struggle to grow a beautiful (but high maintenance) garden. Between work, family and other responsibilities, it’s simply hard to find the time.

    Rather than let your garden fall by the wayside, consider making some small changes to s

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  7. Fall Cleanup to Prepare for Winter Garden Interest

    Hat, Gloves, And Shears On Table

    Before your fire up your weed eaters and trimmers and rampage through your yard cutting down and removing everything in sight this fall, stop! Take a step back. It’s time to reconsider your winter clean up protocol. 

    Let’s take a look and chan

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  8. Growing Clematis And Roses Together

    Clematis And Rose Flowers

    From Rhonda Fleming Hayes, a Master Gardener and contributing writer for Nature Hills Nursery.

    The rose is probably the most well-known, well-loved flower in the garden. Clematis

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  9. Trends in Fall Gardening For 2023!

    fall pumpkin

    Fall is upon us and not only is it a great time to plant and add a few of those newest offerings just hitting the market, but it’s also the perfect time to get new garden beds and ideas set up

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  10. All About Deadheading For More Blooms!

    deadheading rose

    Blooms, blooms, and more blooms! Not all plants rebloom, but new cultivars are coming out every day that allows many perennials and shrubs to have a second wave of flowering! Many plants

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