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The Hoe Knows™ Garden Blog

What’s new in landscape design? What works for plant health? When should you plant? The Hoe Knows! Whether you’re a garden novice or expert, you can find gardening tips, planting advice, industry news, and more on The Hoe Knows Garden Blog. Browse through posts or use the search bar to find answers for your topic.


Juglone Toxicity

08 OctJuglone Toxicity


LISTEN TO PODCAST Juglans trees are large, majestic, and beautifully shaped. They are tolerant to soil type, pH, and growing conditions….

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Planting Spring Flowering Bulbs

04 OctFall Bulb Planting


LISTEN TO PODCAST Early fall is spring bulb time. Once the favorites are chosen, ordered and on their way, take the…

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Hibiscus

27 AugHardy Hibiscus


LISTEN TO PODCAST Hibiscus flowers often bring the tropics to mind. Surprise! Hardy Hibiscus, or Hibiscus moscheutos, a member of the…

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Potatoes

11 AugPotatoes


LISTEN TO PODCAST Although treated as annuals for production purposes, potatoes are an herbaceous perennial plant originating in the Andes Mountains….

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Kale

02 AugKale


LISTEN TO PODCAST Kale, or Brassica oleracea, is a plant of extremes. Whether you love or dislike the taste, there is…

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Marigolds in the Garden

01 JulMarigolds in the Garden


LISTEN TO PODCAST Marigold, as a common name for a gold flower, is found representing different flowers in different countries and…

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Plant Drought

18 JunPlant Drought


LISTEN TO PODCAST It is reasonable to imagine that at some point in any growing season there may be droughty conditions….

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Interesting “A” Plants

04 JunInteresting “A” Plants


LISTEN TO PODCAST There are so many plants and so little time to try them all. Most gardeners do their best…

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24 MayAbelia Mosanensis – Mangsan, or Sweet, Abelia


LISTEN TO PODCAST Related to those gorgeous southern belle abelias, Abelia mosanensis brings cold hardiness, sweet fragrance, and lovely, early flowers…

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Calycanthus (Carolina Sweetshrub or Sweet Bubby) Blog

24 MayCalycanthus (Carolina Sweetshrub or Sweet Bubby)


LISTEN TO PODCAST Looking for a perfect early evening, late spring garden activity? Go smell a Calycanthus in flower. Inhaling the…

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