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Hakonechloa Macra Aureola; Meadowbrook Farm; PA

10 Shady Perennials that Pass the Test of Time

One of my coworkers recently bought a home with a shady yard, and she was looking for advice on what to plant. I thought it might be time to review what has been successful in my shady garden.
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Proof That Deer Really Do Love Hosta

One of the most asked questions we get at the nursery is:" What plants are deer resistant?" It is well known that deer love to munch on Hosta.They love it so much apparently, one mother decided to give birth early this morning amongst the hosta in my greenhouse.

Top 10 Plants you Can’t Kill!

I can't resist a "Top 10" list.  I also can't resist weighing in on their choices.  So here are the plants, with Birds and Blooms explanation of why they love each plant, and my own assessment of each plant. 1.    …

Check out Mr. Hosta’s 2013 Selections

It's not summer YET but when the heat finally comes, I'll wish I could hang out in Randy Best's cool hosta garden, shown above and in lots more photos here.  Around our Beltsville store Randy's known as Mr. Hosta -…

How to Care for Hostas

With various sizes, colors, light requirements, foliage shapes and textures, it is possible to fit an easy-to-grow hosta into almost any landscape situation.

I Love Shade Gardening

I cannot tell you how often I hear people say that they would love to have a beautiful garden but all they have is shade. My suggestion is always the same - add height, texture, movement, and stronger variations of leaf color. Trust me, with a few new additions, you will never see shade as a dark, lifeless place again.

How to Handle your Hosta

Behnkes Banks on 'Shade Aristocrats' The large, coarse leaves of most hostas tend to break up the monotony found in many landscape designs. With various sizes, colors, light requirements, foliage shapes and textures, it is possible to fit an easy-to-grow…

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