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What is a Spring Clean up?

What is a spring clean up? Clean up your garden and get ready to start growing! The purpose of a spring clean-up is to prepare the garden for the upcoming growing season. Use our spring clean-up checklist to make sure…

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Eucalyptus Pods

Long lasting, with a silvery-blue tone and a graceful habit, Eucalyptus pods are a wonderful addition to your winter containers, as well as to your holiday centerpieces. Otherwise known as Silver Bells Eucalyptus, the pods are actually the buds of…

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Pine Cone 101

From large to small, ornate to ordinary, plain or on a stick, Sunnyside Gardens is the place for pine cones! Varieties Sugar – The largest variety of pine cone, sugar cones can be between 9 – 12” long! We have…

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Composting isn’t rocket science – it can be as easy or as involved as you’d like it to be. It can be as simple as a pile of yard waste at the end of your lot or it could be…

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Easy Care Houseplants

Keeping houseplants is an excellent way to add life to your home or office, but not all of us have the green thumb to keep them alive. Here is a list of easy-to-care-for houseplants that will add some green and…

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Hedges for Privacy

Shrubs can be used as a great way to divide spaces and provide privacy from street traffic and neighbors, all while making your yard beautiful. In addition, hedges are perfect for acting as a sound barrier, protecting against harsh winds,…

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Mosquito-Repellent Plants

No one likes having to share their patio with mosquitoes. Keeping them away is as simple as growing mosquito-repellent plants! You can plant mosquito repelling annuals in containers around your deck, patio, or fire pit to help keep the bugs…

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Sun Perennial Garden

Our favorite plants for sunny gardens: Achillea millefolium – Also known as yarrow, this sun-loving perennial has soft, silvery foliage and can grow up to three feet tall. The flowers can attract butterflies and are available in yellow, pink, and…

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Shade Perennial Garden

Our favorite plants for shade gardens: Hosta – Hostas are very popular shade garden plants, and for good reason! They are extremely hardy and easy to divide and transplant. There are hundreds of varieties of hostas on the market. They…

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Square Foot Gardening

Square foot gardening is a method of planning and organizing a raised vegetable garden by dividing it into small squares. This practice is great for intensively planting to grow a highly productive crop garden in small spaces. Square foot gardening…

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Simple Container Design

Custom containers are a great way to add a pop of color to your deck, patio, and landscape. From creative and bold to simple and classic, learn how you can create your own custom containers that will definitely help your…

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Shrub Planting

Want to plant a shrubs in your yard? Here are tips for the best ways to plant. Where to Plant Shrubs Choose a plant for your location. Be sure that the sunlight, soil, and water requirements for the plant match…

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Seed Starting

Starting plants from seed is a great way to save money on flowers, herbs, and vegetable plants. When buying seeds, don’t buy more than you can plant within two to three years. As the seeds age, their chance of germinating…

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