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Liz Jaros

Liz Jaros is a professional writer and gardener who calls the Midwest home. She divides her time between running a small landscape design business, writing garden content and volunteering as a Certified Master Gardener. Formally educated in both horticulture and journalism, Liz is either working with plants or writing about them. She specializes in urban yard restoration and small property landscaping for metro area homeowners.

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13 Common Problems With Dahlia Flowers

Do your dahlias have problems growing this season, but you aren't quite sure what's happening to them? Dahlias can fall victim to many different issues, depending on your climate. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros walks through the most common problems with Dahlias, and how to fix them.

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11 Common Tulip Pests: How to Identify, Prevent, and Treat Them

Tulips are a hardy flower, but even these spring blooming beauties can succumb to certain garden pests each season. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros examines the most common pests that can plague your tulip plants, as well as how to prevent them, or treat them if they've already begun attacking your tulips.

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How to Plant, Grow and Care For Tulips

Tulips are one of the most popular flowers in the world. Their beautiful colors and ease of care make these early bloomers a favorite of gardeners everywhere. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros explains everything you need to know about growing tulips this season and their care.

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8 Common Reasons Your Asters Are Dying and How to Fix it

Asters are beautiful flowers, but they can sometimes run into problems causing them to turn brown, and die. But with a little early intervention, this can often be prevented. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros walks through the most common reasons your asters may be dying, and how to stop it!

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Aster Companion Plants: 15 Plants You Can Grow With Asters

Are you looking for some companions to grow with your beloved Aster flowers this season? There are many different options depending on where you've planted them. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros examines her favorite companion plants to pair with Asters in your garden this season!

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15 Tips For Growing Asters in Pots or Containers

Thinking of growing asters in Pots or containers this season but aren't sure where to start? There are a few tricks you can apply to ensure you can have a container full of these beautiful flowering perennials. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros walks through her top tips for growing beautiful aster flowers in pots or containers!

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9 Reasons Your Dahlias Aren’t Blooming and How to Fix it

Are you missing beautiful blooms from your dahlias this season and aren't quite sure why? There are a few different reasons this may happen, and your approach to correct it will depend on the reason behind it. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros examines why your dahlias aren't blooming this season, and how to address it.

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Aster Varieties: 25 Types of Aster Flowers For Your Garden

Asters come in many shapes and sizes. If you've decided to plant some asters this season but aren't sure what to pick, you've come to the right place! In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros walks through her favorite aster varieties you can plant in your garden this season!

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14 Tips To Keep Your Lilacs Blooming All Season

Looking to get the biggest and brightest blooms out of your lilacs this season? There are actually several things you can do to encourage the flower growth of these prolific bloomers. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros walks through her top tips for getting the most out of your lilacs this year!

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Do Lilacs Prefer Full Sun, Partial Shade, or Full Shade?

If you've decided to add lilacs to your garden this season, it's a good idea to make sure you pick a proper location where they get the perfect amount of sun to meet their needs. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros looks at the sun needs of the lilac, and if they prefer full sun, partial shade, or full shade.

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Lilac Trees vs. Lilac Shrubs and Bushes: What’s The Difference?

Lilac trees and lilac shrubs are different but share some similarities. But how can you tell the difference between the two? And how exactly do they differ? In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros examines lilac trees vs. shrubs, and breaks down how to tell them apart by their appearances, as well as their other differences & similarities.

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17 Different Lilac Varieties That Thrive in Full Sun

Lilacs are fantastic plants, but they are fairly notorius for their preference of the shade. But did you know there are some varieties that are a bit more sun tolerant than others? In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros walks through her favorite lilac varieties that can handle full sun conditions.

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How to Deadhead Lilacs in 7 Simple Steps

Deadheading your lilacs can be one of the best ways to encourage their beautiful blooms. Getting the timing right on when to deadhead is important, but deadheading lilacs is a fairly straightforward process. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros walks through 7 simple steps to deadhead your lilacs this season!

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11 Reasons Your Lilacs Aren’t Blooming and How To Fix it

Are your lilacs struggling to bloom this season? There are actually quite a few reasons your lilacs may not be blooming. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros examines all the reasons your lilacs may not be blooming to their full potential, and how you can set them back on the right path for beautiful blooms.

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14 Tips For Growing Beautiful Lilacs in Pots or Containers

If you are thinking of planting a lilac shrub in a pot or container, there are several important factors you'll need to remember for a successful planting. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros walks through 14 of her top tips for growing lilacs in pots or containers this season!

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Lilac Companion Plants: 13 Plants to Grow With Lilacs

Are you looking for some plants to add next to the lilacs in your garden this season? There are actually a number of different plants that will pair quite well with lilacs! In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros looks at her favorite plants to stick next to your lilacs this season!

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How to Prune Your Lilacs in 7 Simple Steps

Trying to prune your lilacs this season but aren't quite sure where to start? Pruning your lilacs can be a fun and enjoying experience if you follow the proper steps. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros outlines how to prune your lilacs by following some very simple steps!