Top 5 Most-Read Blog Posts of 2017

Published by Heather Fesmire in Bucks Country GardensUncategorized

2017 was a year filled with new beginnings. There were so many wonderful topics Bucks Country Gardens covered in our Can You Dig It Blog. We love to give our readers/customers information beyond what they can read on labels… facts from the experts. This year we enjoyed bringing you fresh, exciting, and new VLOGS (Video Blogs), monthly garden calendars, a look inside events, tips, recipes, family stories, and more. Now it is time to feature some of the best, so we picked our Top 5 Most-Read Blog Posts of 2017!

1. Hydrangea Pruning & Care

There’s no doubt we receive the most inquiries about hydrangeas and hydrangea pruning at Bucks Country Gardens. It may be a repeat topic, but we took advantage of video blogging with this one! It was fun being able to incorporate video from one of our experts in the field.


Hydrangeas in full-bloom!
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…

2. What’s the Difference? Salvia, Russian Sage, & Veronica

Another video blog! We covered one of our most frequently asked questions at our garden center… What’s the difference between Salvia, Russian Sage, and Veronica? It really is hard to tell!


Salvia, Russian Sage, & Veronica.

Beautiful sprouting stems, green foliage, and pink to purple blossoms – at first glance, Salvia, Russian Sage, and Veronica look identical. But, at closer look, you can see they are quite different… Read more…

3. How-To Keep Your Boxwoods Happy & Healthy

The Boxwood blog was a wonderful addition to 2017. Boxwoods are one of the most common shrubs in this area! No wonder this blog made the list.


Boxwoods all in a row.

Plants can get pests and some are more susceptible than others. There is no need to give up though, because pests are easy to treat, especially when you are proactive in monitoring your plants. Boxwood pests are very common. Here we will focus on the Boxwood shrubs (commonly used in Pennsylvania landscaping) and how to keep them happy and healthy… Read more…

4. Spot the Spotted Lantern Fly!

The Spotted Lantern Fly had become relevant to our area and this blog gave straight facts! It was exactly what we needed, which explains why it made number 4 in our Top 5 Most-Read Blog Posts.

Spotted Lantern Fly Dorsal
Dorsal view of the Spotted Lantern Fly.

In case you haven’t already heard, the Spotted Lantern Fly, an invasive plant hopper, has been spotted in areas of southeastern Pennsylvania. With proper identification and care, we can work together to help eliminate the Spotted Lantern Fly… Read more…

5. What’s the Deal with Nutsedge!?

Our Nutsedge blog is so popular we shared it 3 years in a row… so it’s obvious it made the Top 5 this year! What’s the deal with it?


Nutsedge growing in a lawn.

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…

Thank you so much for being faithful readers and customers! We look forward to growing our 2018 blog, just for you. Look out for next year’s Top 5 Most-Read Blog Posts of 2018. If you ever want us to cover a topic, let us know. For now… keep calm and read on!

Written by:

Heather Fesmire | Digital Marketing Assistant