Going on Vacation? Your Garden Doesn’t Have to Suffer.

Going on Vacation? Your Garden Doesn’t Have to Suffer.

Vacationing without your plants? I’ll assume you answered yes to that. But how do you take care of them while you’re gone? You’ll need a plan for leaving your plants on their own for a week or two if you don’t have a friend or neighbor to pitch in. Obviously, large...
Site Really Does Matter

Site Really Does Matter

  As a willful and unapologetic hosta addict, it’s so easy on my head to simply add hosta to every blank space in my shade garden.  It’s fun to plant something so consistently spectacular, right? Layers of fern and hosta – a no brainer!   Classic!...
Privacy Please!

Privacy Please!

There is more than one reason to want privacy screening. Even if you love your neighbors you may not love their houses, jungle gyms or noise. Screening may also mean blocking out something in your own yard such as an air conditioning box or tool shed. Or perhaps you...
5 Garden Myths

5 Garden Myths

5 Gardening Myths Feed an Unhealthy Plant Sometimes yes, many times no. There are many factors that can inhibit a plants ability to thrive and very often it has nothing to do with feeding. It might seem harmless to try feeding first, but this can actually make the...
No Sweat Winners

No Sweat Winners

Season Solutions – Winning Plants   What? You aren’t looking for a second job? We in the garden center business can sometimes forget that not everyone wants to spend hours researching and shopping for landscape plants. Some of us just plain don’t...
COLOR! The True Performers

COLOR! The True Performers

Color You Can Count On Even though I am a ‘passionate perennialist’, I rely on some workhorse annuals for consistent color beacons May through October. Mind you, I insist that these require little or no deadheading and are not water mongers. It doesn’t matter if they...