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.
Amaryllis, with their large, exotic, vibrant blooms, can help bring a little brightness to the dull winter season. Often given as a beautiful gift for the holidays or grown to decorate homes in winter, these bulbs are sure to impress.
I planted several arborvitae this year. Should I protect them with an anti-dessicant spray this winter?
In past years we’ve seen lots of Monarch butterflies in our neighborhood, but we only saw one or two this past summer. What are some ways we can attract them to return?
My forsythia seems to be blooming now, in the fall. How is that possible, since this is a spring-blooming shrub?