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Monthly Gardening Tips
Below are monthly tips to keep your thumbs green all summer long. Click on a tip to view more information, then check back every month to learn more!
Late Winter: trumpet vine, hydrangeas (bloom on new wood), potentilla, summer-blooming spireas, flowering crab, hawthorne, cotoneaster, oaks Early Spring: junipers, honeysuckle, trumpet vine, roses, yews, arbs, hedges, rejuvenation pruning (spirea, forsythia, viburnum, honeysuckle), flowering crab, hawthorne, cotoneaster, barberry, burning bush,…
How to Plant Bulbs
At Sunnyside Gardens, the vast majority of the bulb plantings we do are completed in the fall in order to have spring flowers. We most commonly plant tulips, daffodils, crocus, alliums, and hyacinth. As a general rule of thumb for…
How and When to Divide Perennials
Most perennials that are able to be divided are best divided in the spring. Hostas, lilies, heuchera, phlox, daisies, yarrow, nepeta, and monarda can all be easily divided and transplanted. Irises and peonies can be divided, but are best divided…
Gardening How To
Below are some gardening how to tips to get you started. Click on a tip to view more information
Easy Care Houseplants
Keeping houseplants is an excellent way to add life to your home or office, but not all of us have the green thumb to keep them alive. Here is a list of easy-to-care-for houseplants that will add some green and…
Hedges for Privacy
Shrubs can be used as a great way to divide spaces and provide privacy, while making your yard beautiful. Shrubs that are suitable for use as a hedge must be able to be pruned into shape. There are some evergreens…
No one likes having to share their patio with mosquitoes. Try planting these mosquito repelling annuals in containers around your deck, patio, or fire pit to help keep the bugs away. Crush a handful of fragrant leaves to release their…
Ask The Expert
Below are previously submitted questions. Click the question(s) to which you wish to view our response.
I have some cacti growing indoors that are flopping over as they grow taller (8-10″). I have been propping them up with wooden skewers but would prefer to see them standing tall and proud on their own. Can they be…
Salt Tolerant Boulevard Garden
How do I begin selecting plants for a garden along the street?
I heard on the weather, that the next three months will be warm.. into October, how do you think that will affect our perenials?