Wayside Gardens


Let’s face it: succulents were invented for lazy people. They are so stubbornly durable that even the most lethal “brown thumb” gardeners can grow a bounty of lush greenery with ease. Sporting plump, dusky leaves and curious foliage shapes that can seem downright extraterrestrial who can possibly resist the charm of succulents?

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Top Five Petaled Flowers

Top Five Petaled Flowers


Posted on Apr 18, 2016 | 0 comments

Why do we find five pointed flowers so delightful? Is it because when playing “He loves me-he loves me not” we’ll always get the best answer at the end? Or maybe because their simplicity reminds us of attempting (with varying success) at drawing flowers as children? Well, whatever the reason, they have a certain charisma that just can’t be ignored.  That’s why we just had to bring you our list of favorite five petaled flora.

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Creating a Master’s Garden

Creating a Master’s Garden


Posted on Mar 29, 2016 | 0 comments

Since 1934, The Masters Tournament has been held annually at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Trust us, this is not your average golf club. Augusta National is known for its stunning landscapes and gardens, providing a beautiful view for the many golfers and their audience. The founders even named each hole after one of the plants that can be found there.

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Rose Colors Explained

Rose Colors Explained


Posted on Feb 10, 2016 | 0 comments

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and we all know what that means! Everyone will be scampering to get the perfect bouquet of a dozen red roses and the biggest heart-shaped box of chocolates for their sweetheart.

Well, what kind of roses should you get for your significant other? Yellow? Traditional red? Or how about pink? The color means more than you might think!

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Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day

Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day


Posted on Jan 21, 2016 | 0 comments

Don’t you just love when squirrels eat out of your birdfeeders, feasting before the poor birds even get a single seed? Or how about when squirrels find their way into your roof, and nest right above your bedroom? Listening to them scamper all through the night is so soothing!

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I’d be happy to even get back what I paid for my house. With so many foreclosures still on the market, demand for houses is still flagging. But Greg Brand had 5 offers in 48 hours after people toured his 2.6 acre property in Nebraska. His asking price? $415,000.

The key to this property’s appeal is its incredible back yard, which is broken up into different garden “rooms”. His 9 gardens embrace many themes, including a woodland garden, an English garden, a Japanese garden featuring a magnificent $150,000 cedar tea-house, a rock/succulent garden, and even a “sand volleyball” garden. The property is packed with plants, including 205 trees, 980 perennials, 550 annuals, and 8,000 bulbs! Of all of these, Brand says the most unique ones come from Wayside Gardens.

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