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Jonathan Burns
Hydrangeas for Mother’s Day

Hydrangeas are a classic for Mother’s Day, and with good reason. The soft, colorful blooms look like surreal paintings, adding splashes of blue, pink, and purple to the garden, right around Mother’s Day each year.

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Jonathan Burns
Louisiana Irises: Living Art From Our Own Backyard

Irises have inspired artists for centuries. Even masters like Van Gogh and Monet tried to capture the alluring beauty of these spring blooms. Despite the creativity and skill of these paintings, the real thing, the flower itself, still possesses the most magic.

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Jonathan Burns
Japanese Magnolias

While anyone can enjoy the trees at our local parks, you can bring home your very own Japanese Magnolia, to enjoy every year in your own garden.

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Jonathan Burns
What is Fortuniana Rootstock?

Fortuniana Rootstock Roses are Great…but What Does That Mean? Some plants are grown with special roots that help them survive in tough environments. These special roots are called “rootstock”. Growers are able to take the roots of one plant, the top from another plant, and

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HYDRANGEAS, A SPLASH OF COLOR

This time of year, everyone is looking for creative ways to add color to their yards or gardens. We at Tallahassee Nurseries have an easy solution for you…beautiful hydrangeas! Hydrangeas are easy to care for shrubs that can add texture, showy color, and a bit

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Jonathan Burns
In Praise of the Glorious, Ordinary Azalea

Azaleas are fantastically useful plants that can solve all kinds of landscape problems. Yet, I often get the same negative response when I suggest them to gardeners, “oh I don’t want azaleas, they’re already all over the place.” I’m always baffled by this, because all

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Jonathan Burns
How to Become a Camellia Collector

There are some things in life that you just can’t get enough of, like good friends, good food, and things that bring you joy. It’s easy to add more friends and food to your life, the two go together so well! However, continually adding things

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Jonathan Burns
Easy Color in the Shade

(3-Minute Read) Tallahassee Summers can be hard to handle. Just going from the house to the car can result in a sweat soaked shirt, for goodness sake! If you love to garden but can’t take the heat, learning to work with shade is a must.

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Jonathan Burns
Aromatherapy In the Shade

Summer heat has us all running for the shade, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Shady gardens are a great place to expend our horticultural efforts. Read this quick blog to see how easy it is to add sweet fragrance plants to your shady beds. The sense of smell will kick your shady spaces up a notch.

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Jonathan Burns
5 Cold-hardy Plants with Tropical Flair

Tropical plants are all about being bold. Large leaves, bright colors, and strong textures can’t be overlooked in the home landscape. Most of the plants that meet the tropical description hail from warm climates like rainforests and jungles, so it’s no surprise most of them can’t survive our freezing winter temperatures.

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Jonathan Burns
Benefits of Reblooming Hydrangeas

When It Comes to Flowers, More is Better! I’ve been watching my stock of hydrangeas the last few weeks with untold anticipation. Every day I take note of which varieties are starting to produce buds and in the last few days I’ve even been able

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Jonathan Burns
Introduction to Native Azaleas

Native Azaleas offer you the opportunity to add unique, show-stopping beauty to your landscape and help out our local wildlife at the same time. Stunning clusters of trumpet shaped blooms come in a rainbow of pink, red, orange, yellow, and white. Native Azaleas are a

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Jonathan Burns
Tallahassee’s Complete Guide to Roses

Tallahassee Nurseries has 80+ varieties of roses to offer this Winter / Spring of 2020! We are so excited to offer our customers this amazing selection of roses, and now is the perfect time to plant for strong spring blooms. We have a huge shipment

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Jonathan Burns
What Kind of Rose are You?

Have you ever wondered what type of rose you would be if you were a rose bush? By assessing your own lifestyle you can best choose the rose that fits seamlessly in your garden and your schedule. Click to see the categories to find your perfect fit!

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Jonathan Burns
What to Do After a Hurricane

What to do next: First and foremost we hope that you and your family stayed safe through this storm. We want to be here as a resource now as you rebuild and restore your landscape.  It’s important to not only think about replacing down trees

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Jonathan Burns
5 Ways to Showcase your Roses

In the short time since, dozens of other equally easy to care for roses have hit the market in every color and shape imaginable. Collectively, these easy care roses are called shrub roses.

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Jonathan Burns
Good Hedges Make Good Friends

Most people would say they know all there is to know on the topic of hedges. Step 1, pick a plant. Step 2, plant a line of them. Step 3, oh wait, you’re done. Well I think the overlooked hedge plantings of our homes and

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Jonathan Burns
Abelias: An Old Favorite

I was recently exploring the old Roseland Cemetery in Monticello, FL, when I came across a stunning old planting of abelias. The afternoon light filtered through the large hedge, highlighting the various shades of rosy pink and dark green foliage. The fine-textured leaves allowed a

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Jonathan Burns
Extending The Camellia Season

If you live in the Tallahassee area you no doubt know camellias are those pretty flowers in the winter time and you’re probably familiar with your 2 or 3 favorite kinds, but did you know there are not just a few types but literally thousands

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Jonathan Burns
Rose is a Rose is a Rose is a Rose

Well a rose may be a rose but just what kind of rose it is makes all the difference if you want to pick the plant that’s perfect for your garden. Familiarize yourself with these rose types to make sure you get the rose that

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Jonathan Burns
Drift Roses For the Win

Drift Roses are a newer line of low maintenance roses that come in a wide range of colors and flower shapes but all possess a low profile growth habit ranging from 2-4 feet tall and 3-5 feet wide.

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