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
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
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
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.
Rubber mulch for use in landscaping has been growing in popularity over the last decade or so. It offers a great deal of versatility and helps to relieve landfills of an overabundance of used tires. A win for gardeners and a win for the planet. There are many potential uses for rubber mulch and a list of pros and cons to keep in mind as well, including those listed below. Read more
A good garden design with plants that have been carefully chosen for the perfect place will produce healthy flowers that will thrive with proper care. Flowers purchased in a garden center will all grow well locally, but if you order seeds and plants from afar, be sure and check that they are suitable for the local climate and weather conditions. Read more
Pine mulch can be an excellent addition to every garden to improve its look, increase water retention, and reduce weeds. It is a natural mulch created from pine trees that comes in two forms: pine straw and pine bark. Pine straw is when pine needles are used as mulch, whereas pine bark is when the bark is cut into nuggets to be used as mulch. Read more
Attracting butterflies means offering plants that provide for all of their life stages: a place for the insect to lay eggs, food for their larvae (caterpillars), places to form chrysalides and nourishment for adults.