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Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia): An Easy-to-Grow Flower for Late Summer

Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia): An Easy-to-Grow Flower for Late Summer

Looking for an easy-to-grow flower that gives you big, pretty color in the late summer? I'd like to introduce you to Black-Eyed Susan (officially, Rudbeckia — Rude-bek-ee-uh). It also goes by the name: Gloriosa Daisy. There are MANY reasons to love this flower. In...

VIDEO: How to Trim Petunias to Keep Them Looking Pretty

VIDEO: How to Trim Petunias to Keep Them Looking Pretty

If you have petunias, you may be wondering how to keep your petunias looking good, especially when the blooms start dying. In this week's video, you'll: See exactly where to trim your petunias, so your plants look pretty and you encourage them to keep giving you new...

“Hail Destroyed My Garden. What Do I Do Now?”

“Hail Destroyed My Garden. What Do I Do Now?”

In my opinion, there is nothing that will suck the soul from your gardening body like hail You can have your flowers looking SO DARN GOOD ... And after a few minutes of hail, your Instagram-worthy flowers have become a sloppy, shredded mess. Ugh. Mama Nature doesn’t...

How to Protect Flowers From Hail Damage

How to Protect Flowers From Hail Damage

9 ways to prepare for hail to minimize damage to your western garden Hail can leave you wanting to yell, “WHHHHYYYYYYYY?????” to Mama Nature. Sometimes, thunderstorms pop up so suddenly, there's very little that can be done except for cleaning up the damage. But other...

Lantana: A Heat-Tolerant Flower for Pots and Summer Gardens

Lantana: A Heat-Tolerant Flower for Pots and Summer Gardens

This cutie is known as Lantana This colorful flower reminds me of a delicious bowl of sherbet. It isn’t a flower you want to eat, though — no matter how yummy it looks.  🙂 It's actually a little poisonous. Be careful where you plant it if you have wee ones or dogs....

Where to Buy Flower Plants (That Last) for Your Western Garden

Where to Buy Flower Plants (That Last) for Your Western Garden

Buying flower plants at your local home improvement store is definitely convenient. But did you know you have other options on where to buy flowers for your garden in western states like Colorado, Utah and Wyoming? Let's say you'd like to find unusual flowers in...

“Why Should I Plant Flower Pots This Summer?”

“Why Should I Plant Flower Pots This Summer?”

If you’re wondering, "Why should I plant flower pots this summer?", here are 8 reasons to dig into this awesome hobby in 2021. #1: Planting flowers reduces stress and makes you feel better. Studies show that getting out in nature calms us and makes us feel better....

“Should I Buy Big or Small Flower Pots?”

“Should I Buy Big or Small Flower Pots?”

If I could go back in time and tell myself one thing as a new (container) gardener... I would say it's worth finding pretty flower pots. They're like a good pair of shoes or a nice piece of jewelry. They can really elevate the look of your container garden. But how do...

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