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Roses can be an elegant addition to the garden, but often prove to be more trouble than anticipated. Hybrid varieties are unusually susceptible to pests and blight, while heirlooms have a tendency to develop unruly canes. However, don't let that scare you away from roses entirely. With the right guidance, you should be able to find a happy home for a number of rose plants in your garden. In this Bobbie's World post from 2014, Bobbie offers some tips and advice on appropriate roses for various sustainable landscaping needs: http://buff.ly/2sQ9B0u
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No sun? No problem! Many of us struggle with selecting plants appropriate for our shady lawns. Tasteful use of groundcovers can be the key to transforming your yard into a garden, but many popular varieties require full to partial sun. If your landscape has more of a woodland vibe with heavily shaded areas, consider crested iris (Iris cristata). Native to eastern North America, this perennial offers cheerful blue or white flowers, and is ideally suited to shady gardens with moist, well drained soil in zones 3-9. For more advice about difficult landscaping problems, contact Bobbie's Green Thumb: (216) 752-9449
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Bobbie Schwartz is an expert landscape designer specializing in 12 month gardens. Her passion and dedication drive her to stay up to date on all of the newest innovations in sustainable landscaping. She loves to share her experience through lectures, garden coaching and consultations. Contact Bobbie's Green Thumb to discover how Bobbie can help you reconnect with own 'green thumb'. http://buff.ly/2s8UtuQ
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Despite their exotic appearance, most lilies actually grow quite well in temperate climates. There are many varieties to choose from, so finding the right color for your design is rarely a problem. Whether you're planting oriental, asiatic (pictured) or day lilies, these perennials need a sunny spot to show off their abundant summer blooms. Consider planting several different cultivars to ensure a season-long display. However, if you live in deer-prone territory, only plant tall lilies that you can place at the back of beds between perennials or shrubs that the deer don’t like. Otherwise, you’ll never get to see the beautiful flowers.
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If you're looking for a low maintenance groundcover to incorporate into your landscape design, snow-in-summer (Cerastium tomentosum) is an excellent choice. It grows well in full sun and well drained soil, in zones 3-7.
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Hardscapes in the garden like fences, arbors and trellises are a great tool for bringing climbing plants to your landscape. Campsis radicans, also known as trumpet vine, is a fast growing woody vine in zones 4-9 that prefers full sun. You may need to tame it with some pruning throughout the season, but its bright orange, salmon, yellow and pink flowers are worth the effort. This plant attracts hummingbirds, too!
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Summer is prime house hunting season, and curb appeal (or lack thereof) could make the difference between selling at the bottom of your price point or selling at the top. Luckily, Bobbie knows all about maximizing curb appeal, skillfully utilizing what you already have and installing key elements that bring out the best in your landscape. Contact Bobbie's Green Thumb for a consultation: (216) 752-9449

And for more curb appeal inspiration, see this blog post at Bobbie's World from 2016:
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Sedums are the perfect high performance, low maintenance perennials for the garden, particularly for areas with full sun and well-drained soil. With a variety of foliage and flower colors, you really can't go wrong. Sedum spathulifolium has bright yellow blooms against a backdrop of silvery leaves. Native to North American and hardy in zones 5-9, this cultivar prefers full to partial sun with well drained soil. Keep in mind that there is one groundcover sedum, S.ternatum, that thrives in dry shade. For more perennial inspiration, see Bobbie's ideabook on Houzz: http://buff.ly/2tjQIC5
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"The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry." Perhaps you've planted your garden with full expectations of a bountiful bloom, only to find patchy grasses and bedraggled plants to greet your summer guests. This article from This Old House offers a simple, comprehensive guide for providing the right nutrients for a fantastic garden display. And if you need more hands-on advice, contact Bobbie's Green Thumb: (216) 752-9449
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"Bobbie's Green Thumb planted our entire perennial garden (designed with my input) in the front and side of our new house in 1989. I have enjoyed the garden each day since it was installed. Without BGT I would not have been able to start such an ambitious garden that has given me, my family and my neighbors so much pleasure of the past 22 years. I have hired BGT to help fine tune areas of the garden as time has moved on. Bobbie is always ready with new ideas she has cultivated from her extensive travels and from the leadership roles she has taken in the horticulture community."

Thanks, Nancy! Bobbie is always ready to offer innovative landscaping advice: http://buff.ly/2qBNQyw
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