Archives for July 2016

Orchids Are Hard – NOT SO!

The beauty of orchids is known by all. Many a bride has carried stunning Phalaenopsis and Cymbidiums in their bridal bouquets.  Orchids are a favorite for flower arrangements, thank you and hostess gifts, and for Mother’s Day. As a houseplant orchids seem to have gotten a reputation for being fickle … [Read more...]

Gardening with: Toe Ticklers

Have you ever seen a beautifully styled yard in a home or gardening magazine and wondered how they did it? The answer is most likely toe ticklers! The plants affectionately known as toe ticklers are a group of creeping plants that can withstand foot traffic and still look good. Any of these plants … [Read more...]

Gardening with: Succulents

Have you ever wished that you didn’t have to water your plants so often in this heat?  For a welcome change, why not try succulents? These plants are similar to the cactus and store water in their thick, fleshy leaves. Because they thrive in hot, dry climates, succulents only need to be watered on … [Read more...]

Rose Varieties 101

Is a rose by any other name still as sweet? There are over 200 different varieties of roses out there, which can make it a bit overwhelming to decide what to plant.  To top it off, you’ve probably heard that roses are hard to deal with.  Not so! With a few tips from our summer rose care blog, you … [Read more...]

The 10 “Must-Haves” for your Landscape #10 – Animal Friends

This is the final blog in a series of articles on the Ten "Must-Have's" in your Landscape. Landscapes are natural elements and should be enjoyed by some wildlife and animal members of our family. Our yards would not be the same if we didn't see little creatures foraging, or hear the birds singing. … [Read more...]