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Plant Names Demystified

 

Intimidated by botanical plant names? They're easier to understand than you might think. Our team...
Amaryllis Bulb Care

Amaryllis Bulb Care

As temperatures drop outdoors, nothing’s better than watching tropical amaryllis bulbs grow and f...
Falling for Spring Bulbs

Falling for Spring Bulbs

Don’t put away your garden shovels yet. Fall is the time for planting spring bulbs. And if you’re...
Mums – A Hot Take!

Mums – A Hot Take!

Mums signal fall in a big way at Groovy Plants Ranch and along with their arrival we get tons of ...
Butterfly Plants

Butterfly Plants

If butterflies could talk, they’d tell us not all plants are equal. Luckily, researchers are clos...
Water Wise Plant Care

Water Wise Plant Care

Water – it’s the lifeblood of our plants. In fact, it makes up 95 percent of their tissue. Water ...
Dahlia Nirvana

Dahlia Nirvana

Dahlia nirvana – it’s a real thing! It starts with a single “spark” dahlia, maybe a dinner-plate-...
Groovy Outdoor Succulents

Groovy Outdoor Succulents

Succulents are legendary at Groovy Plants Ranch. For 15 years, Jared has been growing and propaga...
Petunia Palooza

Petunia Palooza

No yawning, please. Today’s petunias are now one of the hottest annuals in the plant world! Thank...
Water Gardening Basics

Water Gardening Basics

Ready to take the plunge into water gardening? At Groovy Plants Ranch, we love the added dimensio...
Plant A Backyard Paradise

Plant A Backyard Paradise

Layer on the canna lilies, banana trees, elephant ears and hibiscus. Cue the Jimmy Buffet playli...
Year of the Phlox

Year of the Phlox

It’s the Year of the Phlox, and at Groovy Plants Ranch we’re taking phlox fandom to new levels. W...
20+ Deer Resistant Plants

20+ Deer Resistant Plants

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, deer can wreck havoc in a garden. We’ve seen them eat tulip blooms just bef...
Flowers For Hummingbirds

Flowers For Hummingbirds

What’s not to love about hummingbirds? We love how they buzz about Groovy Plants Ranch pollinatin...
Growing Edible Figs in Pots

Growing Edible Figs in Pots

Growing edible fig trees – it’s the ultimate challenge for many Northern gardeners. We’re not tal...
Ten Groovy Fragrant Plants

Ten Groovy Fragrant Plants

If you choose plants just for their looks, you may be missing out. Science shows fragrance – the ...
Twelve Favorite Flowering Shrubs

Twelve Favorite Flowering Shrubs

If you’re looking for color in the garden, flowering shrubs are an easy answer. We love their bea...
Annual Attraction

Annual Attraction

Annuals may be the one-and-dones of the plant world. But, wow, do they put on a remarkable, seaso...
Perennial Time!

Perennial Time!

Hey garden friends! It’s time to make plans to plant perennials. And, the Groovy Plants Ranch tea...
Growing Under Lights

Growing Under Lights

We all know plants need light to thrive yet finding enough light indoors can be tricky -- especia...
Ten New Houseplant Books

Ten New Houseplant Books

Winter is the perfect time to cozy up with a houseplant book, and luckily there are plenty to cho...
Poinsettia Care

Poinsettia Care

Our dazzling poinsettias are rolling off the shelves at Groovy Plants Ranch, and we’re getting pl...
Collecting Orchids

Collecting Orchids

Dendros and paphs and cattleyas, oh, my! It’s easy to see how orchid fans get hooked on these fan...
Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s gift-giving season. Our team has put together a gift guide to help you share you...
Fall Garden Tasks

Fall Garden Tasks

Hey friends. It’s time to say farewell to our gardens and prepare them for winter or as the garde...
Moving Houseplants Indoors

Moving Houseplants Indoors

Ready or not, fall is here. And, that means it’s time to move your houseplants back indoors. Our ...
New Light on Snake Plants

New Light on Snake Plants

You long ago mastered the classic snake plant. No doubt, this indestructible go-to was probably o...
String Succulents

String Succulents

String succulents are so adorable! Our Groovy Plants team loves their quirky leaf shapes from cas...
Peperomia Pep Talk

Peperomia Pep Talk

If your plant collection needs a little change up, our team at Groovy Plants Ranch suggests addin...
Long Live Hoya

Long Live Hoya

Maybe your first hoya, like ours, was a retro houseplant passed down from a cutting of your grand...
Bring on Bromeliads

Bring on Bromeliads

Talk about personality! These tropical plants bring an exotic flair to your home décor and plant ...
Collecting Cacti

Collecting Cacti

Hey garden friends! If succulents are your jam, it’s time to add some cacti to your collection. T...
Tomatoes 101

Tomatoes 101

It’s almost tomato season – oh, yea! Customers are anticipating the first picks and oh-so-heavenl...
Hardy Hibiscus

Hardy Hibiscus

Hello, Hibiscus! You and your big tropical blooms are so worth the wait! At Groovy Plants Ranch, ...
Perennial Cutback

Perennial Cutback

So, your salvias and catmint have put on their spring show. Now what? Do you just let them sit th...
Moving Houseplants Outdoors

Moving Houseplants Outdoors

After a winter indoors, your houseplants are ready for a summer escape to the great outdoors free...