Virtues: This late-blooming allium, or ornamental onion, has round purple flowers that appear in early to midsummer, later than most other alliums.
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Do I need to “pre-cool” my bulbs before I plant them? How does that work?
If your yard includes a patio between the house and the garden, you know it can serve as a great link between indoor and outdoor living. Yet because a patio is paved and includes furniture, it can sometimes seem more …
Virtues: Heliotrope, or cherry pie plant, has very fragrant summer flowers and clean, textural green foliage. Heliotrope is a fine annual plant for butterfly gardens, window boxes, pots, the fragrant garden and more.
Question: I’ve read some opinions on different blogs stating that annuals aren’t a great choice because the methods of producing them aren’t always ecologically friendly and because they take a lot of water and fertilizer to grow well. Your thoughts?
Here’s a list of resources that will help you attract, identify and enjoy the beneficial insects in your garden.
Question: Can you walk me through the different kinds of garden stakes and which stake would be best for what plants?
If you hope to be attracting butterflies to your garden this summer, be sure to include these simple details. They are the key to a successful butterfly garden.
Virtues: Red Pearl lingonberry is a close relative of blueberry bushes (all are in the genus Vaccinium). It works well as a groundcover and produces edible red berries. Even without a distinct fruit or vegetable garden, you can grow fruit …
In this video Tricia from Peaceful Valley talks about direct seeding and how to protect plants from frost.
Here’s a very easy way to make a climbing rose appear more lush and cover an arbor or trellis better.