The days are getting shorter, the temperatures are a bit cooler and there is a definite nip in the air when the sun sets. That all means one thing: autumn is approaching and its time to give our gardens a … Read Article
A few years ago, as I was closing up the raised rock garden at the park, I was lamenting the guaranteed demise of the succulents. That fall, instead of bidding them farewell, I selected a few plants to overwinter in … Read Article
Every gardener, whether they admit it or not, has at some point grown something in spite of themselves. Perhaps they didn’t know any better, or maybe they gave up on a plant, only to have it thrive. Such was the … Read Article
The majority of shrubs will survive and even thrive in the garden without supplemental feeding, as long as you’ve chosen types with needs that match the general conditions of your growing location (soil type, water supply, light levels, etc.). That … Read Article
For most kinds of shrubs, fall is the ideal planting season. Early spring comes in a close second, however, and miles ahead of late spring, at which point new shrubs face potential stress from heat, humidity and drought as summer … Read Article
A nursery bed is a small area of a yard or garden that’s used simply for growing certain selected plants without regard to design.
Impatiens hawkeri, commonly called New Guinea impatiens, is notorious for its sun intolerance, needing the full protection of trees or other casters of shade.
Dahlia tubers can be planted directly into the garden when the danger of frost has passed. Dahlia tubers consist of a stumpy stem or stems with several swollen parts attached to them. Where all of this meets is called the … Read Article
Creeping phlox, Phlox subulata, is a stunning low-growing perennial that creates a striking carpet full of 5-petaled blooms in radiant hues of reds, purples, blues, pinks and whites in late April and May. Typically reaching a mere height of 6 … Read Article
To keep your trees and shrubs thriving, watering before and after planting is an essential task.
Amaryllis flowers (Hippeastrum) are gorgeous, exotic plants that burst with luminous color. With their spectacular intrigue, why not showcase their splendor by displaying them in your favorite vase?