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Gardening, Wildlife

Adding Native Plants to your Landscape

The trees and shrubs available at Cross Creek Nursery are native to dozens of different countries with different habitats and climates. Crape Myrtles, for example, grow natively in eastern Asia but many homeowners in the southeastern United States choose to… Continue Reading…

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Focus Underground this Fall

In the spring and summer months, successful gardeners measure the results of their hard work by the sight of healthy plants emerging from the soil. As deciduous plants and perennials return year after year, we have a tendency to focus… Continue Reading…

Gardening

Groundcover Plants to Elevate your Garden

The key to creating sustainable and cohesive gardens lies in the details. Once you’ve picked out the perfect statement trees, planted foundational shrubs, and brightened your yard with perennial flowers, there’s still one important element to consider: groundcover. Groundcover plants… Continue Reading…

Gardening, Wildlife

The Best Perennials for a Pollinator Garden

There’s nothing better than the sound of bees buzzing and the glimpse of butterfly wings around your garden. Not only do these creatures add liveliness to your yard, but they’re also critical members of our ecosystem that need our support.… Continue Reading…

Gardening

Preparing the Garden for Spring

Spring Ushers InSpring is almost here! Although, with how warm this winter has been, it feels like spring never left! Even though it’s still early in the season, it’s time to think about how your lawn and property can look… Continue Reading…

Gardening

To Prune or Not to Prune

Gardeners everywhere are eager for the threat of frost to pass, excitedly dreaming about the spring and summer sunshine that makes their gardens come alive. Thankfully, there’s plenty to be done in the off season to set up your garden… Continue Reading…

Florist

Prolong the Life of your Floral Arrangement

Valentine’s day is right around the corner and the florists here at Cross Creek are hard at work preparing arrangements. A rainbow of roses, carnations, and lilies rush out our doors to be delivered to lovers, friends, and family all… Continue Reading…

Tropical Plants

All About Philodendrons

The plant family ‘Philodendron’ is named after two Greek words: dendron, meaning tree, and philo, which means love, because many species in the genus cling to the bark of trees and grow upwards along the trunk. While Philodendrons themselves are… Continue Reading…

Tropical Plants

Getting into Houseplants

2020 ought to have been called the year of the houseplant considering the booming popularity of the hobby since the pandemic began. Since more folks have been staying home, many have focused their energy on cultivating indoor jungles they can… Continue Reading…

Wildlife

Your Guide to Winter Bird Watching at Home

As the cold winds whip against your window panes and a frost blankets the ground outside, many of us long for the vibrancy of our yards in warmer weather. Once our gardens have bloomed their last bloom in the fall,… Continue Reading…

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