Category Archives: Late Spring

5 Compelling Reasons for Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental grasses are a versatile and beautiful addition to any landscaping project. They offer a variety of benefits, including adding texture, movement, and visual interest to the garden. There are many different types of ornamental grasses to choose from, each with its unique characteristics and growth habits. Whether used as borders, accents, or focal points […]

Tips for Raised Bed Gardens

Choosing the Right Soil Mix and Adding Compost for Nutrient-Rich Growth Selecting the appropriate soil mix for your raised bed is crucial for successful gardening. The best soil for raised beds should be well-draining yet moisture-retentive, providing a balanced environment for plant roots to thrive. Incorporating compost into your garden beds is essential to enrich […]

General Soil Amendments

The number of soil amendments sold in garden centers often confuses gardeners. These products fall into two categories, inorganic and organic.

Edging and Trimming

Edging and trimming the lawn is like having a manicure after cutting your fingernails…everything is just more perfect!

Fungus Gnats

Have you noticed little black gnats flying around your houseplants or outdoor potted plants? These are probably fungus gnats. These can be a serious problem in commercial greenhouses holding thousands of plants but are easily controlled by homeowners.

Spider Mites

Spider mites are one of the most common pests in landscapes and gardens and feed on many fruit trees, vines, berries, vegetables, and ornamental plants. These tiny mites are just large enough to be seen with the naked eye, but may just look like tiny, moving dots.

Top 10 Disease-Resistant Crabapples

Crabapple trees in flower are a sight to behold. Their unrivaled spring beauty can take your breath away, frequently budding in one color with the flower opening in another. To add to their appeal, they perform again, in the fall, with a fabulous display of hanging showy fruit.

Shrub Bouquets

Do you love fresh, seasonal bouquets straight from the garden but don’t have the time to plan, plant and tend to an annual cutting plot each year?  A fabulous alternative to the annual flower garden is the planting of woody shrubs.

Top 10 Fool Proof Houseplants

Do you have a “black thumb”? Do you love houseplants but just can’t seem to keep them alive? Worry no more.

Determinate Versus Indeterminate Tomatoes

Halleluiah, it’s tomato-planting time again! If you’ve grown tomatoes in the past, you most likely have your favorites. If not, just ask! You’ll find some pretty strong opinions regarding tomato choices.