Top 5 Most-Read Blog Posts of 2016

Published by Bucks Country Gardens in Bucks Country Gardens

It’s the middle of January and there isn’t much to do in the garden but daydream about all of things you hope to accomplish in the spring. In the coming weeks, we’ll share lots of blog posts that’ll inspire you to get your garden and outdoor spaces ready to be enjoyed. We’ll also introduce you to new, must-have product lines for you and your home, a “What to Do This Month in the Garden” calendar plus design and decorating tips, lawn and plant care advice and so much more! But for now, here’s a look back to the Top 5 most-read blog posts of 2016.

1. What’s the Deal with Nutsedge

When given the topic of “What’s the Deal with Nutsedge?,” I found that I was asking myself the same thing… What actually is the deal with it? I didn’t know what it was, what it looked like, if it had a peculiar smell or not, or even where it grows. After some research and long conversations with David Jones, our Pharmacy expert and knowledgeable horticulturalist, I now know that I do NOT want this in my lawn! Read more…

2. Is My Crape Myrtle Dead?

Have you ever had the chance to sit back and enjoy the handsomeness of a Crape Myrtle for the first time, only to have its gnarly bark bare of beauty and seem lifeless the next season? Well, you’re not the only one! We often get panic phone calls of allegedly “dead” Crape Myrtles. Here are a few tips to ensure happy and healthy Crape Myrtles for years to come! Read more…

3. To Prune or Not to Prune :: That is the Question

Not all hydrangeas are created the same; therefore, in order to prune your hydrangea, first you must know exactly what type of hydrangea you have. Each type of hydrangea requires specific care. Improper site location and untimely pruning are the top reasons for a flowering problem. Read more…

4. How & When to Prune Your Clematis

Clematis are one of the most popular groups of garden perennials. These beauties are flowering vines and are extremely versatile. Grow them over a beautiful arbor, thread them through other perennials, or even let them climb up a tree in the corner of your yard. And to make things even better, they are fairly easy to grow! However, the task of pruning them can be daunting. But with a little bit of know-how and figuring out just when your clematis blooms, will make the task super simple! Read more…

5. Captivating Color Combos for Containers & Gardens

After a winter in the northeast, where the outside colors are predominately white and brown, we are ready for some color in our yards! Visitors to the Garden Center in the early spring walk past tables filled with colorful pansy faces, and I see in their faces how the burst of color lifts their spirits. Colors have the power to create emotions, change our perception of distance and space, and alter our environment. Read more…

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