With the approach of spring comes a new growing season with endless possibilities for a fresh garden filled with beautiful, thriving plants.
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
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?
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
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.
Many gardeners are faced with shady spots in the yard that they may think are unsuitable for growing edible plants. Whether the shade is from trees up above that let through some light or tall buildings that block much of … Read Article
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
What’s the key to success with growing caladium as a houseplant?
Virtues: We love tropical hibiscus for its large, enticingly vibrant flowers that bloom in a variety of reds, pinks, oranges and yellows. Glossy, rich green foliage offers a spectacular backdrop to the exotic blooms.