Mass planting is a fun, visually appealing technique that is great for wide open spaces. Find out if this method is right for you and your landscape.Read More
As much as we love to admire and sniff them, flowers aren’t just for our enjoyment. They are essential elements of the ecosystem. Winged bugs of all stripes love and depend on flowers for nutrition and survival. Let’s do our part to nurture a robust pollinator population by planting the right varieties that benefit them most.Read More
Want to install a garden structure in your landscape but aren’t sure what it’s called? You’re not alone! These common pieces of outdoor architecture share similar qualities and identifying correctly can be easier said than done. Learn what sets them apart and you’ll never be stumped again!Read More
What do you get when a mild winter meets an early, wet summer? Ticks galore. As the mercury climbs the ticks’ territory expands and so does the likelihood of suffering a bite. Ticks are a very real threat to gardeners and it’s time to get serious about protecting our land and those we care about from this menace. Ticks can carry a host of nasty diseases that range from mild to life-changing and should be treated with extreme caution. Here’s some things you can do to arm yourself against this pernicious parasite.Read More
Whether you’re snipping roses for a sweetheart, turning hydrangeas into a wedding bouquet or arranging tulips into a classy centerpiece, there are few things as fulfilling for a gardener than presenting your work for all to see. But then there’s the dilemma of choosing to cut from your plants and leave them naked or keep the blooms intact outside while your indoors stays drab and flower-less. Why choose when you can have both? Plant a separate garden specifically for cutting and then snip away! Here are some pro tips to a get started on turning your space into a personal flower factory.Read More
For the average gardener, there would be no garden without full sun perennials. They provide most of the colors, textures, and fragrances that serve to give a garden its basic structure. From spring to fall, these are your staples– just fill in along the way with a few annuals, tropicals, and short bloomers.
That being said, full sun perennials will also require the bulk of your attention. Full sun perennials will respond positively to regular maintenance. You will need to prune in late winter and spring, deadhead your blooms, and divide your plants when the growth becomes to dense. They also love soils with high organic matter content and good mulch.
Caring for full sun perennials may be taxing, but you will appreciate your garden when the work is done. Check out all the sun perennials from Wayside!Read More