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Being in a Tight Spot Never Worries Me

Perennial of the Week: Phlox subulata – ‘Mountain Pinks’ Botanist John Bartram is credited with bringing Phlox subulata (commonly known as Creeping Phlox, Mountain Pink, and Moss Phlox) from its native environment to cultivated gardens in 1745. This low-growing, spreading plant thrives in the eastern and central United States, and tends to enjoy slopes, open…

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Spring is Here!

What’s in the Garden: Signs of spring are starting to appear and the Daffodils and Grape Hyacinths are flowering just in time for Easter. The Lenten Roses are in full bloom. The birds are returning to the area. The Forsythia are brightening up our landscape and pretty Pansy faces are reviving planters and pots as…

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Shady Beauties Seek New Digs

Perennial of the Week: Hellebores Known as the Lenten Rose, the Christmas Rose, and various other pseudonyms, the shade-loving members of the Hellebore family are not close relatives of the classic garden Rose at all. The flowers do resemble a single Rose, but unlike its namesake, the intrepid Hellebore blooms in winter and early spring,…

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I Was Named for an Ambassador

The Aztecs were making medicines and dyes from the species of Euphorbia now known as the Poinsettia centuries before Joel Robert Poinsett set foot in Mexico, but the interest he took in this tropical plant made it the holiday favorite it is today. Poinsett, the United States’ first ambassador to Mexico, brought the first of…

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A Little Care Goes a Long Way

What’s in the Garden: Now that you’ve selected your Poinsettias and a cut (or perhaps a live) Christmas tree, you’ll want to keep them looking great as long as possible. Here are a few tips from our experts. Poinsettias Caring for Poinsettias is fairly straightforward. These plants should not be overwatered, and should not be…

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I Am a Symbol of True Love

Holiday Plant of the Week: Cyclamen On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a Cyclamen? If you subscribe to folklore, a Cyclamen would make a perfect gift for someone you love, as this plant is considered a symbol of love and tenderness. We agree that Cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum) make excellent holiday…

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I Am the No-Fuss Evergreen

Holiday Plant of the Week: Hellebores Hellebores make wonderful holiday gifts. These no-fuss evergreen plants are drought tolerant and animal resistant. They enjoy the cool weather, and put on significant growth during the fall. Some say the Hellebore was the original Christmas gift. A legend associated with the Christmas Rose concerns Madelon, a girl who visits…

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Gardening Projects for Late Fall

What’s in the Garden: Have you planted your spring-blooming bulbs? There is still time to get them in the ground, and we have a fine assortment available at sale prices. Quality Tulips, Daffodils, Crocuses, Hyacinths, Alliums, and more await you.  This year, protect your plants from “winter burn” that affects broadleaf evergreens such as Rhododendrons,…

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We Know That Timing Is Everything

Bulb of the Week: Minor Bulbs Gardeners everywhere strive for perfect timing so there is always something blooming during the growing season. Those who are in-the-know use “minor” bulbs to extend bloom time while adding color and texture to the landscape. What is a minor bulb? These are the pint-sized, easy-care plants, including Grape Hyacinths…

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We Are Thankful For Our Customers

What’s in the Garden: For over a century, Rohsler’s customers have been able to find all of their gardening and nursery needs right here. They return season after season, year after year for expert advice on everything from choosing the right plants for their gardens to having our expert crews decorate their homes with lights,…

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