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  1. Understanding Grafted Plants and Rootstocks

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    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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  2. 9 Great Low-Growing Flowering Plants!

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    Low growers, living mulch, ground cover plants! They’re the finishing touches for your garden, fill bare spots, and are in general landscaping must-haves!

    Generally staying under 2 feet tall and growing far wider, ground cover plants and low-growing p

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  3. Caring For Rose Bushes

    Rose bushes produce some of the best formed flowers of the season as the temperatures cool.  Keep deadheading your roses to encourage more flowers right up until the end of the season.

    Some roses (like the hardy rugosa types) do produce attractive

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  4. Pruning Rose Bushes

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    Pruning rose bushes is an important step in the care of roses. Many gardeners do not understand fully the process of pruning rose bushes. Improper pruning can result in a weak plant, or one that will not bloom fully, if at all. Pruning roses is, despite

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  5. What to Plant for Late Summer Blooms

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    “Nature has many scenes to exhibit and constantly draws a curtain of this part or that. She is constantly repainting the landscape and all surfaces, dressing up some scene for our entertainment.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

    The summer sun and hea

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  6. Top 10 Most Salt-Tolerant Plants

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    Here at Nature Hills we often get asked about specific plants for specific locations. Some questions we get frequently are, "What kind of plants do well in salty conditions? What are good salt-tolerant trees, shrubs, perennials and bushes?"

    It's

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  7. Why Fall is the Best Time to Plant!

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    The leaves are starting to turn color and the veggie garden is winding down. But now is not a time for heading indoors to sulk! Autumn is the time gardeners get a boost of energy and optimism as they begin to prep for a bigger and better spring next year! 

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  8. #ProPlantTips Soil Amendments and Fertilizers 101

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    Great plants grow best in healthy garden soil. After all, plants need nutrients and trace elements for robust root growth, healthy foliage and abundant flowers.

    Are you jumping right into full-scale Backyard Orchard

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  9. Deterring Home Invasions - With Plants!

    Deterring home invasions are one of the many features that landscapes can provide when being designed. Using plants that have thorns or cause irritation can help deter would-be-intruders.


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  10. Our Perfect Christmas Plant Wishlist!

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    Looking ahead to a new year, and reflecting on the past, we dream of new possibilities for our landscapes too!

    Nature Hills Nursery is here to help inspire you with our Christmas Plant Wishlist!

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