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Daylilies vs. Lilies

Daylilies vs. Lilies

With the common word lily in their names, lilies and daylilies are often mistaken as the same flower, or it is assumed they are closely related. However, this is not the case; there is no relation between the two species. Daylilies are from the (Hemerocallis) family,...
Celebrating Chicago

Celebrating Chicago

Who doesn’t love Chicago? With deep dish pizza, world-class museums, a giant sculpted bean in the heart of the city, and green dye in the Chicago River for St. Patrick’s Day, it is really hard not to like something about the “windy city.” So, in honor of one of the...
The Garden Conservancy: Opening Up Gardens and Minds

The Garden Conservancy: Opening Up Gardens and Minds

Across this beautiful nation sit many note-worthy gardens that are being shared with the public in the hopes of inspiring a passion for gardening and its importance. Founded in 1989 by renowned plantsman Frank Cabot, The Garden Conservancy has focused on a mission of...
Weeds, Gone Like Yesterday’s News

Weeds, Gone Like Yesterday’s News

With most of the nation receiving record rainfalls, gardeners are finding weeds to be more than a nuisance this growing season. Regardless of how often you pull them, they return with a vengeance. Many may be tempted to use commercial weed sprays to help eliminate...
Daylilies on Display

Daylilies on Display

As a daylily grower and enthusiast, have you ever been curious as to other species or cultivars outside those in your yard? You can satisfy that curiosity by experiencing any number of the American Daylily Society Display Gardens which are located throughout the...
Caution: Danger Ahead

Caution: Danger Ahead

You know they are out there. They lurk in the woods and backyards around the country. As you tend to your garden without a care in the world, they attack. What are they? Poisonous plants. Specifically, three widespread plants that can inflict terrible pain on us...
The Beauty of Black Eyed Stella

The Beauty of Black Eyed Stella

Created from the Stella De Oro, Black Eyed Stella is the result of over three thousand hybrid crosses and was registered in 1989. Since its creation, this stunner has become a hallmark in the landscape category. It was selected as an All-American in 1994 and is rated...
The Award Goes to…

The Award Goes to…

The award goes to fathers everywhere! Dad’s love, support, and advice make him the rock of the family, worthy of an award every day of the year. So, with Father’s Day, June 17th, fast approaching, there is no better way to say ‘thank you’ and brighten his...
Landscaping and Return on Investment

Landscaping and Return on Investment

When selling a house, a homeowner may be concerned with what home improvements can bring about a better return on investment (ROI). While upgrading bathrooms and kitchen may result in a substantial rise in your home’s value, landscaping is also an essential...
Flower Gardening in Small Spaces

Flower Gardening in Small Spaces

Not all flower enthusiasts are fortunate enough to have plenty of yard space to which they can build an endless number of flower beds. Many urbanites and city dwellers find themselves with a quaint backyard and often merely a patio area. Even with a limited amount of...