Gardens

Post Halloween Landscape TLC

December 16, 2014
Once the Halloween treats have been handed out to the ghosts and goblins, make a note that it’s time to give the lawn it’s biggest and final treat of the season. That would be...

Planting Your Next Plant Oasis

December 16, 2014
It may be only months, but it feels like an eternity ’til we see the peonies bloom again. That’s a sad thought for many, but the good news is that we can use the nice weekend...

What About Those Leaves?

October 24, 2014
Did you know that leaves really don’t “turn” color per se?   The colors we see in fall leaves have actually been there all season long!    In the fall when the...

Pumpkins, the Quintessential Fall Vegetable

October 17, 2014
When many people think of the Fall season they think of carving pumpkins, spooky Halloween costumes, and brightly colored trees. Pumpkins are an essential part of the Fall season. Besides...

Time to Tuck Your Garden in For Winter

October 10, 2014
Veggie growth in most edible gardens is about done because of the cooler night-time temps and fewer hours of daylight.   With less going on, it’s time to think about fall clean-up....

Fall Composting

October 08, 2014
With the Fall season well underway many people are setting aside their weekends to clean up their gardens and prepare their home for cooler weather. When you are cleaning up your garden it...

Dip, Duck, Doge, and Divide!

October 07, 2014
The Fall season is a great time to divide the beautiful perennials in your garden. Dividing your perennials is a great way to revive older plants while at the same time creating brand new...

Plant Bulbs for Early Spring Color

October 06, 2014
Now is the best time to plant tulips, daffodils and other bulbs that will be the first sign of spring next season.  Planting now gives them time to develop roots before the ground...

How to Plant Bulbs in Containers during the Winter

September 30, 2014
Spring may seem like it is ages away, but it may be closer than you think. Many people’s favorite part of Spring is seeing all of the colorful flowers bloom and grow, bringing color...

The Grass Doesn’t Always Have to be Greener

September 26, 2014
 Colorful ornamental grasses can be a great addition to any garden. Grasses add texture as well as color. If you plant and plan correctly you can have colorful grasses blooming at different...

Plant Pansies, Mums and More

September 22, 2014
  Trees turning color remind us that the time has come to refurbish patio and porch containers with the bright colors of fall.  And that goes for bed areas too. Now that...

Fall is for Planting

September 22, 2014
Many people don’t think of Fall as a planting season. However, contrary to popular belief the Fall season is an excellent season for the planting and growing of beautiful and lush...