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Impatiens walleriana is a shade garden favorite for consistent color all summer…unless they contract downy mildew, a pathogen that can decimate your plants in relatively short order. We first encountered this scourge in 2012 and felt helpless as it ravaged gardens throughout the north. Similar...

We have a few Christmas decorating tips from our experts that should make things go a bit more smoothly this year. First, make a plan for your decorations and be sure to gather everything you will need. Trust us, it will save you time and frustration. This includes: ladders, tools, fasteners, and helpers.

Here at Polly's Nursery, we get quite a few questions, some from frustrated gardeners asking: “Why their blue Hydrangea won't stay blue?!” We would like to tell you: “They are just too happy in your garden to stay blue.” However, we have done our homework and are here to tell you the real reason it is difficult to keep hydrangeas blue here in Northern Michigan.

They're cute, they're cuddly, they're slimy, and they're HUNGRY! Yes, the garden scourges you need to worry about right now are the 4-legged & NO-legged ones. Bambi and Thumper are cute and fun while rollicking in a Disney film but you do not want them prancing around in your gardens. These furry four-leggers have been surviving on roots & bark all winter and would love nothing more than to munch on fresh, tender, green shoots in the spring.