Virtues: We love Eucomis comosa for its lush, broad, strap-like foliage that arches gracefully in a basal rosette and its amazing, unique summer flowers.
I am sowing seeds in pots indoors this winter and I will transplant them outdoors this spring. How deep should I plant the seeds in my pots?
A great, cost-effective and rewarding way to kick-start your garden is to start your seeds indoors. There are an abundance of successful methods for starting seeds, but one clever, easy-to-do technique is to use empty toilet paper rolls (or paper … Read Article
Virtues: We love Yucca filamentosa for its long, narrow sword-like blue-green foliage that grows in a rosette form with an abundance of twining white fibrous threads along the margins. In late spring, a woody flower stalk ascends from the center … Read Article
Not all edible crops need to be pollinated by bugs. Some don’t need bees, or other pollinators, at all; and some benefit from them but can still produce even if they are not around.
What can you tell me about growing African violets? I never have success.
Virtues: We love Taxus cuspidata ‘Dwarf Bright Gold’ for its vibrant golden to yellow-green foliage that fills the spreading branches in intense, eye-catching color. These striking dwarf yews will contrast beautifully against the rich greens of other foliage plants. Perfect … Read Article
Suet, animal fat from around the loin and kidneys of cattle and sheep, is often mixed with seeds, grains, nuts and fruits in a form of a cake, patty or ball to be used as bird food.
Growing plants from seed is not a difficult thing to do. To start seeds indoors all you need are containers of your choice, some seed-starting mix, a light source and water. And, of course, seeds. Many seed packets will tell … Read Article
What exactly does “semi-evergreen” mean? Is it the same as “semi-deciduous”?
The term “texture” in regards to garden design does not refer to how a plant feels but rather the overall visual texture of the plant—the size and shape of the plant and its foliage. Common words to describe the texture … Read Article