The Ten “Must-Haves” for your Landscape # 7 – Nooks

This is the seventh in a series of articles on the Ten "Must-Have's" in your Landscape. Nooks are places that we have set aside in our landscape to revive, refresh, and relax. Nooks are often intimate spaces with one or maybe two chairs. I have three nooks in my yard, one in the front, and two in … [Read more...]

Allium ‘Millinium’ 2018 Perennial Of The Year

The Perennial Plant Association has awarded the title Perennial Plant of the Year® 2018 to Allium ‘Millenium’. This herbaceous perennial, relative to the common onion, is a workhorse of the late summer garden. Bred by Mark McDonough, horticulture researcher from Massachusetts, … [Read more...]

Pomegranates, Paw Paws – Great For Your Yard!

PomegranatesOnce considered a fruit for royalty, the pomegranate is a delicious addition to your backyard orchard or edible landscaping. Its beautiful, showy, red-orange flowers (which are beloved by hummingbirds) become decorative fruit in the fall, filled with juicy arils for you to enjoy all … [Read more...]

Start Your Garden From Seed

Starting your vegetable garden from seed can be a challenge.  It's easy to get the seeds to sprout but there are some gardening "rules" to follow for success, like planting times, water, soil, fertilizer.  The thrill of seeing your seeds sprout, grow, and produce is like no other!  … [Read more...]

Helleborus, Lirope, and Great Groundcovers

Do you have the feeling that your yard is missing something? You’ve got all the beautiful shrubs, colorful annuals; but the beds are lacking that “full” look? You may be missing out on the wonderful world of groundcover! Groundcovers can turn your flower beds into a luscious garden. Here at the … [Read more...]

15 Ways To Use Pansies

Pansies and Violas set the stage for a fresh bright spring season. Planting these perky winter/early spring favorites bring seas of color to your gardens and containers from fall to spring. With so many colors to choose, here are some easy ways to incorporate fresh color now before warm season … [Read more...]