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Phlox paniculata: Perfect for Every Summer Garden

Phlox paniculata The Limelight hydrangeas are in their glory this time of year, but it is the Phlox that deserve our attention. Phlox paniculata is a fragrant, showy, and native plant that every summer garden should have. My friend and owner Rick at Goodness Grows...

May Magnolias

There are times when we do much more than garden maintenance. Most of you know, we take care of your outdoor lighting, make new landscape installations, and much more.  One example of our going above and beyond comes from Hugh, our senior horticulturist. Hugh is...

Spring in Atlanta Gardens

It begins slowly, so pale and plain. In March most lawns are dormant brown and so are the trees. Then, the little bulbs start to emerge and flower. Galanthus and crocus are the earliest followed by bright little February Gold and Tete a Tete daffodils. With warming...

Timely Tips – Gardening In The Winter

With shorter days, colder weather, and the occasional freeze, winter brings its own share of challenges for gardening. Here are 7 tips for keeping your plants at their best during the colder months of the year. 1. Helleborus Leaves Cut back the old and...

Color Your Landscape By Planting A New Tree

Color Your Landscape By Planting A New Tree

This time of year we don’t look for color in the garden, yet it is there. Of course, there is the backdrop color of green from the evergreen boxwoods, laurels, and hollies. Maybe, there is a small bed or containers of pansies soon to flush out. If you...

Trees and Leaves

Trees and Leaves

Whether I’m returning home at the end of the work day or a trip abroad, I love to be welcomed back by the scent of fallen leaves in Autumn.  There is a distinct sweet mustiness that wafts up from the copper colored beech tree leaves in my driveway.   Fallen pecan...

The June Prune

The June Prune

Someone came in the night and rummaged my car for valuables. Left behind in the items on the floor were work gloves, a measuring tape, and hand pruners. Obviously, the robber was not a pruning man.

A Note From Marcia

A Note From Marcia

I love having some of the outdoors indoors, and having a fistful of flowers or a branch or two in a vase is a great way to bring the garden inside in a small and delightful way. The flowers can be what some might consider ordinary, such as pansies in winter, hellebores in early spring, or ubiquitous hydrangeas in summer and fall. When I look out my window, I see so many possibilities for cutting.

Garden Nooks: Places to Dream in the Garden

Garden Nooks: Places to Dream in the Garden

Garden nooks are great places for dreaming. In fact, gardens as a whole, are wonderful places to experience flights of fancy, unlock your childlike sense of wonder, and get curious about the magic of Mother Nature.I'm the kind of person who saves and reads old...

Garden Colors: Inspiration from Mexico

Garden Colors: Inspiration from Mexico

Mexico is all about color, and there is no better place to see an exuberance of garden colors. On my recent visit to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, I arrived just in time for the Candelaria. It's the celebration of the end of one lunar cycle and the beginning of the...

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