How to Plant Aquatic Plants in your Koi Pond in Chester County and Montgomery County

Aquatic Plants Koi PondIt’s the amazing aquatic plants that put the “garden” in “water garden.” From colorful water lilies that dance on the pond’s surface to aquatic Forget-Me-Nots that hug the edges of your water garden, aquatic plants play an important role in the eco-system and put on an ever-changing show while they’re at it. When adding aquatic plants, you can apply many of the same tips and guidelines you use to create your terrestrial flower beds.  Color, height, and planting conditions are things you’ll want to consider when it comes to naturalizing your pond with plants.

We gardeners vary as much as the plant material we choose. While some may want to strategize their plan before shopping for aquatic plants, others buy what they like and figure out where to place them when they get home. These tips will be helpful either way.

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10 Best Ornamental Trees for Southeastern PA Gardens

Ornamental Trees for Southeastern PA 3What is an ornamental tree? Ornamental trees are incorporated in the landscape purely for aesthetic reasons, and combined with other garden plants are essential for an attractive appearance. That being said, just because they are pretty, doesn’t mean they don’t have other worthy attributes. Below we will find out more about each tree recommendation. There are several important things to consider when adding the best ornamental trees for Southeastern PA gardens to achieve desired results not only today, also to enjoy throughout the years to come.

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Container Garden Ideas for the Philadelphia Area

container garden ideas for the Philadelphia areaAre you in the looking for container garden ideas for the Philadelphia area? Here are some creative ideas on how to tackle what could seem like a daunting task.  All of the seasons have their own challenges when you pick material for the planters. In early spring and fall you have to think about using plants that don’t mind a frost or two, since the weather is changing. In summer, you have to think about not over-stuffing a container since all of the plants will need room to grow. And in winter you have to pick things that will last through the winter and hopefully give you interest until spring. With these things in mind, here are some suggestions for container garden ideas for the Philadelphia area.

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Creative Outdoor Planter Ideas

While the “Thriller-Filler-Spiller” design technique is a great way to get started Creative Outdoor Planter Ideason a beautiful container, there are other things to think about when considering plants for an exciting outdoor planter that will WOW your neighbors and guests. While the number one most important thing to think about when creating an outdoor planter is what plant will do well in your specific conditions (i.e. sun, shade, moisture levels, intended care etc.) there are two additional elements that can really add to your container creativity. They are: Color and Texture. Don’t be afraid to [Read more…]

20 of the Best Deer Resistant Annuals for Chester County Gardens

For us humans, spring has certainly been far from picture perfect.  But if you are part of the plant, shrub or tree family you probably have been enjoying a lovely rainy, albeit chilly, spring.  Regardless of the weather, spring is here, bringing with it the joy and excitement of hopefully another beautiful, bountiful outdoor season for all of us.  Seasonal items have been arriving at Turpin’s by the truckload, including 20 of the best Deer Resistant Annuals for Chester County Gardens, and it is nothing short of a riot of colors and textures.  Our Landscaping Team has started planting as the temperatures have finally risen to acceptable levels. [Read more…]