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Crepe Myrtles are iconically known as one of Hampton Roads’ most popular trees. You can find them lined up on busy street medians, in your local parks, or even by your neighbors mailbox, they’re everywhere! But why? What are the biggest reasons that crepe myrtles are so famed and fabulous in coastal Virginia? We have collected a list of 5 important reasons on why you should definitely plant them in your landscape as well.


When the weather is warm and bright, it’s always a great time to get out and enjoy your garden. You may notice some of your early spring blooms are now fading and it’s time for a refresh! We have put together a list of some of our top favorite plants to give you that summer color you are just dreaming of. 


10. Black-Eyed Susan

Fresh berries, ripe for the picking, are some of the best reasons to garden in the summer. Berries are one of our favorite edible plants to grow, and getting started is pretty simple as well. There are four main berry varieties that we carry at our Garden Centers. Each one has its own individual needs and of course, fabulous flavor. 


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It’s a Pollinator Palooza at McDonald Garden Center! This week, June 20th - 26th, 2022, is National Pollinator Week. This week is one of the most important of the year, as it supports our local pollinators and their ecosystems. This year, during our Pollinator Palooza event, we are rounding up the best of the best plants for our favorite pollinators. Check out these Top 10 pollinator-friendly plants to put in your garden!

Our Dad’s can be some of our greatest protectors, allies, and supporters in life. This Sunday, June 19th is Father’s Day and we want to celebrate all the gardening Dads in our lives that have helped us through the good, the bad, and everything in between.

For Father’s Day this year, we have created a top 10 list of best gifts to give to Dad, so that you can give him something that fits his gardening needs just right!