Posts tagged plants
PROBLEM-SOLVING YOUR HYDRANGEA TROUBLES

Hydrangeas are one of the most popular garden plants for a reason - they’re hardy and easily bounce back every winter, they’re a classic, and they’re simply gorgeous. While getting them to work requires a couple tricks, it’s easy for even the most laid back or novice gardener to handle. Here’s how to get your hydrangea looking great again.

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PATIO GARDENS: HOW TO MAXIMIZE A MINIMAL GARDEN

It might be hard to make something out of nothing, but sometimes it seems a bit of a challenge to make something out of a tiny little space, too! Whether you’re tight on backyard real estate, you’re limited to a small patio in your Indianapolis apartment, you feel like taking on a small project, or you just think a minimal garden is more your style, there are so many ways to create the perfect garden spot right on your patio. Are you dreaming of gorgeous annuals? Or maybe a tasty edible garden? You’ll be surprised what you can make in just a container or two.

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BUTTERFLY GARDENING

Whether you started your garden as a personal hobby, or you just wanted to beautify your yard, you aren’t the only one to benefit from it. Your hard work provides a warm welcome to pollinators like monarch butterflies who can take on some heavy lifting of their own. You can take no greater pleasure than seeing these beauties fluttering around your garden and taking some of the work off your shoulders.

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PLANTS THAT REPEL MOSQUITOES

Summer is just around the corner, and you know what that means — long days, warm nights, and cold beers around the campfire. Just some of the many reasons why we love Indiana. But we’re not the only ones who enjoy the beauty of twilight on a summer night. When the sun goes down, the mosquitoes come out. The overwhelming buzzing and nipping of mosquitoes is enough to drive anyone inside! Luckily, there are plenty of plants that naturally repel these annoying critters.

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GROUND COVER PLANTS

Whenever you’re designing the style and look of your landscape, curating an assortment of plants to provide variety in color, texture, and height is a surefire way to create a look that is fashionable in a way that endures. While tall and brightly colored flowers are a vivid statement piece, they look their best complemented with other more subtle, low-lying blooms. The stars of the show might shine and catch your attention in the summer, but their subtle backup dancers do a lot of the heavy lifting to compliment them and fill in the look.

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OVERWINTERING TENDER ANNUALS

While some of our perennials are lucky enough to just be going into their beauty sleep for the winter, we’re saying goodbye to some of our favorite summer annuals. The approaching winter weather doesn’t have to mean the end for all of your annuals, though! Despite their name, many of these plants can thrive for years of summer weather if you save them from the cold.

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