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Get a Jump Start on Weeds

Get a Jump Start on Weeds

Definition:  A weed is a plant considered undesirable in a particular situation – a “plant in the wrong place”. What a nice way to describe something that drives gardener's crazy!  Nothing can ruin the appearance of a landscape bed like the presence of weeds – and...

Succulents Rule, So Here Are Succulent Rules! 

Succulents Rule, So Here Are Succulent Rules! 

Succulents are so popular, it seems wise tp remind you of a few easy but important steps toward maintaining their good health.  We have a super variety of succulents from whimsical to interesting, from beautiful to just plain cute! And even though they are in the...

Whatever You Do, Don’t “Leaf” Your Lawn Alone!

Whatever You Do, Don’t “Leaf” Your Lawn Alone!

Why?  Because leaving leaves scattered over your lawn can be devastating for your lawn grass!  Fall offers so many great opportunities to improve your lawn - especially since our area features "cool season" grasses, like fescus, rye and bluegrass.  Applying fertilizer...

The East Tennessee “Tropical” Storm Surge!

The East Tennessee “Tropical” Storm Surge!

Did you miss it? It's been going on all summer! There's been a storm of interest in tropical plants this year, and a surge of customers clamoring for them!  They have been adding color and excitement to porches, decks and patios all season. And now that we're nearing...

Give Your Lawn Some Love

Give Your Lawn Some Love

This is an ideal time to finally rid get those embarrassing bare spots in your lawn taken care of.  They are unsightly and, frankly, your neighbors are judging you.  HA!  Just Kidding!  But we know how frustrating they can be to deal with so if you take these simple...

Love Those Perennials

Love Those Perennials

So what's NOT great about Perennials?  Hm. Sorry. We can't think of a single thing! Great value, easy to grow, amazing selection, and each year they return on their own, bigger and better.  And if you come to our greenhouses right now, you'll find a big selection of...

Beautiful Bountiful Herb Gardens

Beautiful Bountiful Herb Gardens

We talk a lot about all the wonderful benefits of herbs - the medicinal benefits, the endless cooking advantages, even for use in arts and crafts projects.  But don't overlook how just plain BEAUTIFUL an herb garden can be.  Let's take a closer look at a couple of...

Deadhead: A Grateful Dead fan or Garden Ritual?

Deadhead: A Grateful Dead fan or Garden Ritual?

Both, actually!  Putting Jerry Garcia aside for the moment, deadheading in your garden is an essential but simple task that results in more and better blooms  for your flowers. The reasoning behind why deadheading is so effective is simple.  When a flower that has...

Daylilies – The Darling of Your Summer Garden

Daylilies – The Darling of Your Summer Garden

It's a waterfall of dark green fronds, from which bright colorful flowers burst forth into a colorful array of flowers.  It's the Daylily, it's gorgeous and it's classically Southern!  A Southern landscape without daylilies?  Perish the thought!  They are beautiful...

A Surprising Garden Savior

A Surprising Garden Savior

Most folks think of using mulch in winter to help protect plants, shrubs, trees and more from freezing temps.  But mulch is also a summertime essential, working to help everything survive the summer heat unscathed! A layer of mulch will help the soil retain water,...

Don’t Let It bug You

Don’t Let It bug You

There's nothing like sitting out on the porch on a summer evening, listening to the not-so-relaxing sound of "Buzz/Ow/Slap.....Buzz/Ow/Slap!" As the temps start heating up this month, outside insects will become even more frequent visitors.  So surround your porch,...

Easy Peasy Rose Care

Easy Peasy Rose Care

Successfully growing roses in our area is easy when you have advice from experts - and you do!  Our staff of experts has lived and gardened in Upper East TN and SW VA for more decades than we can count.  If you can learn it from a book, we know it.  Just as important,...

It’s Moving Day for Houseplants

It’s Moving Day for Houseplants

All but the most delicate and finicky houseplants can go outdoors now. Dracaena, ferns, ivy, spider plants, ficus trees and even cactus will all benefit from a few months in the Great Outdoors!  Remember that most houseplants cannot tolerate full summer sun, so park...

Growing Children In the Garden (Pun Intended!)

Growing Children In the Garden (Pun Intended!)

Instilling a love for gardening in children while they are young can also instill a love for Mother Earth and traits like reliability and perseverence. Oh, and it's fun, too. LOTS of fun! Join the growing trend of gardening as a hobby for young ones - we've got all...

Cover Up Your Bare Spots (Eek!)

Cover Up Your Bare Spots (Eek!)

Look around your landscape - now is the time to zero in on those nasty bare spots that are hanging out for everyone to see!  Now is also the best time to act if you need to seed a whole new yard.  Whether a patch of grass or a field from scratch, let's get started!...