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
Nesting boxes are great ways to bring an abundance of beautiful, fluttering birds to your yard—creating a peaceful, serene scene while also benefiting the native bird populations. To enhance your chances of a yard full of happily chirping birds and … Read Article
Can I prune my yew hedges now, in winter?
Virtues: We love the Tsuga canadensis Golden Duchess for its striking golden yellow foliage that fills the dwarf shrub’s arching branches in opulent color. This cultivar of Eastern hemlock was introduced to the market by Monrovia in 2014. These stunning … Read Article
Watch this short video from GrowOrganic.com in which Patricia Boudier, co-owner of Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply shows how to construct low tunnels to help protect plants from frost.
Wind chill is how cold the air “feels” outside, based on wind speed and the current temperature. For example, the outdoor temperature may be 40˚F but with the wind speed factored in, it may feel like it is 32˚ outside.