Articles by Laura Root

Laura, Senior Product Manager for Wayside Gardens and JPPA, holds a degree in Environmental Horticulture from Virginia Tech. She blends her deep understanding of plant science and sustainable gardening with her professional expertise to lead the selection and development of high-quality plants and garden accessories.

Committed to enhancing the customer's gardening experience, Laura selects products that enhance outdoor beauty and sustainability while encouraging gardening success. She actively shares valuable gardening tips, innovative techniques, and eco-friendly solutions, aiming to empower gardeners of all levels.

With her educational and practical background in horticulture, Laura provides reliable, scientifically informed advice to help gardeners achieve flourishing gardens and discover the joy of gardening.
Flower Seeds and Perennials for a Summer-Long Cutting Garden
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Flower Seeds and Perennials for a Summer-Long Cutting Garden

Discover how to create a cutting garden for fresh, homegrown bouquets all season. Learn about selecting the right seeds, designing for constant blooms, and maintaining your garden. From vibrant annuals to hardy perennials, get tips for long-lasting, fragrant flowers and eco-friendly gardening practices.

Unveiling the Newest Seed Varieties for Your 2024 Garden
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Unveiling the Newest Seed Varieties for Your 2024 Garden

What's new in 2024 is also the most exciting. Find out what Park Seed is excited to introduce this year for America's gardeners.

How to Grow and Use Different Types of Garlic
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How to Grow and Use Different Types of Garlic

Explore the diverse world of garlic, including softneck, hardneck, and elephant varieties, each with unique flavors and growing conditions. Softneck garlic offers mild tastes and braiding possibilities, while hardneck provides robust flavors and edible scapes. Elephant garlic, closer to leeks, adds a sweet, mild option for gardeners and chefs alike.

Caring for Flower Bulbs
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Caring for Flower Bulbs

Learn about the different types and find our chart of the proper depth to plant popular bulbs in your garden.

5 Full Sun Perennials That Bloom All Summer
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5 Full Sun Perennials That Bloom All Summer

All summer blooming annuals and perennials. 

The 10 Best Flowers for Window Boxes
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The 10 Best Flowers for Window Boxes

Flower recommendations for windowboxes in sun or shade, plus herbs to grow, too.

6 Common Types of Bulbs
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6 Common Types of Bulbs

Learn about bulbs the six of the most common types of bulbs.

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