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Macrophylla (Big-Leaf) Hydrangeas

KANSAS STATE U. One of the most popular types of hydrangeas is the macrophylla hydrangea. New varieties are easier to get luscious blooms. And, you can enjoy pink or blue blooms by changing the pH of the soil. Produced by the Department of Communications at Kansas State University. For more information visit the Kansas Extension …Read more »

Plants for a Shady Patio

MISSISSIPPI STATE There’s more gardening information on the Mississippi State website and Youtube Channel. This video: Shady gardens are always some of the most inviting. Let’s take a look at my friend Barbara’s shady back patio. Entering the patio you can’t help but notice what I think is the center piece, the gorgeous lace leaf Japanese …Read more »

How to Dead-head Perennials

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION: When your perennial blooms start to fade, deadheading can help clean up your garden. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

Baptisia – a Prairie Plant to Consider

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION: U of I Extension Horticulturist Greg Stack talks about baptisia, a native prairie plant that can be used effectively in home landscapes. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

How to Divide Ornamental Grasses

UTAH STATE U Learn how to divide, replant and pot ornamental grasses. Learn more at the Utah State website and Youtube channel.

How to Grow Ferns

MASSACHUSETTS: From horticulturist Dave Epstein of Growing Wisdom.  Visit his Youtube Channel for lots more excellent videos.

Coleus that Hold Up in the Summer

LOUISIANA STATE U: With the soaring heat of summer, we look forward to the cool temperatures of fall. Well, on this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to the coleus, a plant that displays vibrant fall shades, while standing tough through the summer. For more information, visit the Louisiana …Read more »

Growing Coneflowers Successfully

ONTARIO, CANADA From Doug Green: Coneflower or Echinacea are one of the best perennial flowers in the garden. The entire family of cone flower or Echinacea loves the open sunny garden. It thrives in drier gardens than most other plants so it is a good plant for that hot, dry spot. Do water it to …Read more »

Bonsai Gardening with Mike Nowak

CHICAGO, IL With Mike Nowak, host of Chicago’s Mike Nowak Show.

Late-Season Color

LOUISIANA STATE U. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to have a dreary yard. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill gives you some tips for adding late-season color to your landscape. Watch more videos from LSU on their Youtube Channel.

Dwarf Evergreens

U. NEBRASKA LINCOLN Todd Faller of Faller Landscapes talks about suggestions for evergreen varieties in your landscape. Produced by Backyard Farmer, Nebraska’s premier gardening program, produced by  Nebraska Extension and Nebraska Educational Television. Visit UNL’s Backyard Farmer website and Youtube Channel for more info.

How to Plant a Tree

BEHNKE NURSERIES IN MARYLAND Follow these steps for successful tree planting in your yard or garden. Miri Talabac is sales manager for trees and shrubs at Behnke Nurseries Garden Centers in Maryland. *See our “Update on Adding Amendments to Soil” when planting.