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?
Fall, with its crisp, cool air and breathtakingly beautiful trees, paint the lands in an array of stunning color. Yet as the days pass by, the once captivating leaves begin to wilt away, falling from the trees and landing in … Read Article
What should I do about ladybugs that seem to be congregating at my windows and even showing up inside my house?
The cold temperatures and often-unpredictable weather during the winter season can drastically damage or even kill the plants left in our yards. Even winter hardy plants, such as lush evergreens, which are supposed to survive safely until spring, can be … Read Article
According to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, pumpkin seeds can be a nutritious treat for wild birds.
Virtues: We love Fritillaria imperialis for its striking, eccentric flowers that bloom in spring atop tall, sturdy stems in beautiful hues of oranges, yellows or reds. The large, unique, bell-shaped blooms dangle from a pineapple-like tuft of bright green leaf-like … Read Article
Text written by Andreas Johnson. Can hydroponics growing systems be used by the home gardener?