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We bet you didn’t know there were so many options for the Magnolia... and we are just mad for magnolias! Most people think of that good ole' southern classic Magnolia with deep green leaves and big white blossoms. However, that is just one of the many varieties available! There are a multitude of sizes and colors to choose from. All you need to decide is which one of these beauties will look best in your yard!

Here’s a few of our favorites:

Strawberries are a super fun fruit to grow at home and homegrown berries taste FAR better than the store-bought ones. With favorable conditions, each strawberry plant should produce one quart of strawberries. They are relatively easy to grow, require minimum space, and virtually no chemicals are needed. Berries not eaten fresh can be frozen or preserved. Besides being an excellent dessert fruit, strawberries are a good source of vitamin C as well as being low in calories (1/2 cup fills an adult's daily need for vitamin C and equals about 25 calories).


A vibrant shade, called tangerine tango, has been identified as the color of the year by Pantone, a global authority on color and provider of professional color standards to design industries. Set your garden ablaze with the season’s hottest color: ORANGE!

From pottery to annuals, perennials and shrubs, this color will light up your garden this spring and summer.

Annuals provide exciting color in the spring when gardeners are ready for the first signs of life in their garden. Here in Hampton Roads, our average last frost date is April 15, which can vary from the Oceanfront (April 1) to Williamsburg (April 25).

We love these early spring annuals, as they are a somewhat safe bet for the early spring weather fluctuations. We recommend any of these right now: