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Monarda Pledge Allegiance to Summer Natives

Summer calls for rockets’ red glare, “liberty” bells and blue fireworks. Grow your own patriotic mix with native summer-blooming perennials! 

Featured Project

Yucca Small Yuccas for Any Garden

Whether mixed with wildflowers, used as an accent or planted with cacti and shrubs, native North American yuccas are stunning in all gardens. 

Featured Plant

Blue Ornamental Onion Blue Ornamental Onion

This bloomer is grown for its clusters of blue, star-shaped flowers in late spring to early summer. Use it with other showy plants in the garden.
Growing Tributes to Honor Those We Love
Bald Cypress A Tree for Mac

Commemorative trees are a meaningful way to remember a special person or event in your life. Consider dedicating space for a “commemorative grove” in your landscape, where you and your family can sit in the shade, recall happy times of the past and dream of a beautiful future. Read how one of our Learn2Grow team members beautifully honors the memory of his longtime friend – all thanks to a tree.
Northern Red Oak Northern Red Oak

A relatively fast-growing, strong shade tree, Quercus rubra is a beautiful native to plant in honor of someone you love. Its large, dark green leaves turn deep red to orange-red in autumn, and its chestnut-brown acorns are enjoyed by wildlife in fall. Northern red oak performs well in full to partial sun and well-drained, average to fertile soil. It can reach 60 to 80 feet tall and 60 to 70 feet wide, so give it room to grow!
Regional Gardening Tips

Plant Hotspot

Check out what plants our Learn2Grow members are learning more about today:

  • Sweetbay magnolia is a native tree that bears lemon-scented, cream-colored flowers in late spring and early summer.
  • Large-flowered coreopsis is a native perennial with a big show of bright yellow blooms that are good for cutting.
  • California lilac is a Western native boasting bright blue flowers in late spring and early summer.

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Weekend Planting Projects
Planted Chair Plant a Chair

Turn an old seat into something quite neat and bring a little garden whimsy to your yard with an easy-to-make unique planter.
Gracie's Garden Garden by Gracie

There’s no age limit when it comes to gardening. This simple planting project is so easy, a garden-focused 3-year-old did it.
Strawberry Pot Strawberry Pot Surprise

Plant a strawberry pot with trailing groundcovers or succulents. It’s a simple project that brings a new look to an old-time container.
Dog and Pot by Pool Gardening Poolside

Landscaping around a pool doesn’t have to be elaborate. A few poolside containers are really all you need to bring splashes of color.