Virtues: We love Callicarpa americana for its loose, arching form covered in rich green foliage that transforms into a greenish yellow in fall. In late spring to early winter, small, inconspicuous pink, white or blue flowers, bloom followed by the … Read Article
With the approach of spring comes a new growing season with endless possibilities for a fresh garden filled with beautiful, thriving plants.
Last year I bought and planted a ‘Raspberry Shortcake’ raspberry bush. It has some new leaves at the base of the plant now (early spring). Should I cut off the bare stems leftover from last year?
Starting a new garden is a lot of work, but a wonderful experience filled with endless possibilities. There is nothing quite like walking out into your yard, basking in the allure of a garden filled with beautiful plants, as you … Read Article
Starting plants from seed is a cost-effective, rewarding experience that is relatively easy to do. Although the steps are fairly simple to follow, when starting seeds indoors, one wrong move could be the difference of successfully growing your seedlings to … Read Article
Virtues: We Love Physocarpus opulifolius Tiny Wine for its dwarf, compact habit covered with spectacularly rich bronze to burgundy foliage. In spring, tiny pink buds begin to appear, later exploding in bundles of blush pink, small button-like flowers that contrast … Read Article
Last year I started zinnias from seed indoors, but the leaves became deformed and the plants did not develop. What could have been the problem with my zinnia seedlings?
Pruning can be hard work, but you can make this gardening task easier and quicker by using the right tools. The right tool can not only save you time and energy but can also help ensure that your plants remain … Read Article
Virtues: We love Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Tasman Ruffles’ for its crimped-edge, silvery lime-green foliage that fills its contrasting reddish-black stems. These distinctive shrubs make perfect additions to gardens as evergreen screens and hedges or as accent container plants providing a burst … Read Article
I have several houseplants in my window and recently they started dropping their leaves. They were doing well and I haven’t changed how I was treating them, so what could be the problem?
Planning to start your favorite seeds indoors? Great! Starting seeds is a rewarding and effective way to get a head start in your garden. However, once your seeds have begun to grow into small seedlings, sometimes even the most-promising sprouts … Read Article