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Author: Jennifer Gibson

Colorful Annuals that Love the Heat!

  Cora Cascade Vinca (shown above in Bright Rose color) This has quickly become one of our favorite plants for many reasons!  It has all the wonderful characteristics of regular upright vinca, such as consistent blooming, thrives in heat and sun, AND requires less water than many other warm season annuals. The Cora series of… Read more »

All About Butterfly Bush

A Pollinators Dream Plant If you’re looking to attract beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden with a consistent blooming plant then look no further than the butterfly bush! The lovely butterfly bush is a genus of woody flowering perennial that grow appealing fragrant flower spikes that are known to attract pollinators from late spring… Read more »

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Check out these fun Mother’s Day gift ideas from The Good Earth Gift Shop, from gardening tools to fundraising drinkware.

Top 10 Spring Landscaping Tips for Arkansas…plus a few more!

1.    Spring is a great time to plant all the things! Trees, shrubs, sod, perennials, veggies, herbs and annuals…all of it! The soil temperatures are warm, which encourages root development. 2.    Look at the area before planting to learn how many hours of sun the area gets and whether it is afternoon or morning sun. … Read more »

Top 5 Reasons to Plant Perennials This Spring!

A perennial can be described as an herbaceous plant whose leaves and flowers die back to the ground every year and come back the next from the root system. However, there are even some evergreen and semi-evergreen perennials! Generally speaking, perennials are desired plants because they produce flowers, seed heads or leaves that add wonderful… Read more »

5 Ways to Add Some Spring to Your Step

1    Time to get the pots and beds all ready for spring color! Pansies, violas and ornamental greens had a hard winter. The warm winter transitioned fast into a brutally cold one, without providing cool season annuals a chance to acclimate, resulting in some rough looking pansies around town!  If your pansies aren’t giving off… Read more »

Potting Up Houseplants

Learn all about potting up houseplants in this post; from when to repot, why to repot, how to pot up a houseplant and different container options.

Create the perfect combination planter using the ‘Thriller, Filler, Spiller’ technique!

Use the ‘Thriller, Filler, Spiller’ planting concept from Proven Winner plants for upscale combination planters! Thriller Thrillers are taller plants that add vertical drama to a container planting.  They can be flowering plants, foliage plants or even ornamental grasses.  For containers that will be viewed from all angles, place the thriller in the middle.  For… Read more »