Isn’t it frustrating to carefully tend your garden, only to see it suffer, shrivel and droop in a drought? Don’t despair! Here are the top four gardening tips to beat the heat. Read more
Most harbingers of spring are welcome: longer days, more sunshine, and visions of time spent outdoors enjoying the warmth of the sun. And then the dandelions arrive. How can such a pretty, yellow flower be such a dastardly weed? Read more
It may not be spring just yet–the last official day of winter is March 20—but it’s not too early to plan the steps you need to prepare your lawn and garden for the growing season. Read more
While you’re waiting to get back in the garden, how about sharing and fostering your love of gardening with the children in your life? Giving them their very own tools and supplies can make them feel not only grown up, but also at home in the garden and excited to dig in, so to speak. Here are a few options.
If you’re an avid gardener who can hardly wait to get back in you vegetable patch, the dead of winter can be an especially challenging time. Now that the weather is not yet cooperating, take this time to plan your garden. Here are a few tips. Read more
Some of the most exotic indoor plants are actually trees – miniature trees, to be exact. Of course, all of these trees originated in the out of doors, but are adaptable to indoor living. They just need a bit of extra care.
It may not surprise you that trees planted in the ground produce more fruit than those in containers and especially those cultivated indoors. But that doesn’t take away from the uniqueness of these trees. They can add some novel beauty to your indoor plant collection! Read more
While many plants are beautiful, some hold a hidden danger: all or part of the plant is poisonous. In fact, the leading cause of inquiries to poison control centers nationwide are related to children nibbling on garden or household plants. So it’s important to know which plants are poisonous.
Foliage is defined as the leafy parts of a tree or plant. It refers to either individual leaves or the collective leafy canopy of many trees or plants. To grow indoor foliage plants is a great way to bring the outdoors inside and add beauty to your interior space.
Want to add some foliage plants to your home or office? Here are three that are readily available and relatively easy to grow. Read more
It happens every January. You put away the holiday decorations, only to find the house feels bare and colorless. Next year, why not plan to bring color and a bit of spring into your home with the beautiful from forced tree branches? Here’s a quick primer on the process. Read more
Container gardening can be an excellent way to enjoy the colors and textures of plants without consuming a lot of water. If you thought drought tolerant plants look boring, these beauties will change your mind. Their bright colors and unusual shapes will win you over.
Some of these plants can grow quite large. Consider constructing a container garden that plays with the scale of plants. Use three or five pots (odd numbers of items please the eye more than even numbers) that look like they belong together. Have several small plants in one, and larger plants in the other two.