Tag Archives: tip of the week

Knowledge Cultivates Great Gardens

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A garden life does not exist in a vacuum. Even the most scholarly of gardeners, sequestered in their labs, herbariums or greenhouses, share their discoveries with others. Much of that new garden knowledge finds its way into Horticulture. Horticulture magazine …

False Christmas Cactus Care 101

Christmas Cactus Horticulture

False Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) is a popular houseplant, especially one to gift to a friend or family member this time of the year. I have three, and although I’m a self-described bad houseplant keeper, they are thriving despite, or perhaps …

We Love First Knight Napier Grass

We Love First Knight Napier Grass

The royal bloodline of this Pennisetum family has done it again—‘First Knight’ napier grass has the boldest, darkest, richest black-purple foliage color to date and it’s ruling the gardens in style. We love how the foliage of ‘First Knight’ stands …

Hosta Shade Partners

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  Many gardeners are drawn to a particular plant and design gardens to showcase and accentuate that favorite kind. Many gardeners of the shade have hostas on the top of their must-have list. Hostas are easy to grow, come in …

Give the Birds Shelter

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Creating a winter habitat for the birds is a lot easier than you may think. Provide the basics and the birds will grace your back yard throughout the winter. Be consistent Just like you, birds require daily food, water, shelter …

Fall Perennial Gardening Basics 101

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Your garden is still growing—especially your perennials. The steps you take now, in the fall garden, will provide for a more rewarding garden come spring. Now is the time to tend to your perennials and perennial beds. Fluff the mulch. …