Author Archives: Meghan Shinn

Keeping Tabs on Houseplants in Winter

jade plant

If a collection of houseplants is all that separates you from full-on gardening withdrawal this time of year, be sure to follow these two key tips for keeping them healthy and vibrant in the depth of winter:

Grow Award-Winning Roxanne Radish This Year

roxanne radish

Virtues: We love ‘Roxanne’ radish for its red skin and bright white interior. While some radishes can develop red streaking inside, ‘Roxanne’ radish remains pure white, making its slices a beautiful addition to the plate. This radish also stands apart …

Durable Desert Moss Takes Foot Traffic and Drought

Wallowa Mountain desert moss arenaria

Virtues:  We love ‘Wallowa Mountain’ desert moss (Arenaria ‘Wallowa Mountain’) because it is an evergreen, exceptionally short and compact groundcover native to Oregon that resembles moss yet is very drought tolerant. Superb for xeric and fairy gardens, permanent containers, between …

It’s Time to Inventory Your Seed Packets

seed packets

January is a good time to take stock of any seeds you’ve saved. Here are tips for sorting through old seed packets and organizing them ahead of seed-starting season, so you know what you need (and don’t need!) to purchase: