There is no denying the charm of lavender. The fragrance alone brings to mind idyllic images of meandering walkways bordered by the aromatic, silvery foliage. The musky scent of purple flowers on long, slender stems drying in a forgotten kitchen window. Very few plants can evoke such emotion and take you to places you’ve longed to visit.
Finding time in our busy schedules for anything above and beyond the absolute necessary can be difficult. Finding time for a hobby that offers us peace and helps with our well-being can seem downright daunting and often unnecessary.
Designing a landscape can be overwhelming. With so many options available, knowing what to plant can be a challenge. But planning a new landscape bed or improving your landscape doesn’t have to be difficult when you follow these garden design tips.
Outdoor lighting should reach far beyond your front door and back porch. It can be both striking and beneficial, all the while extending your living area to make your outdoor living area useful at all hours of the day. Here are four reasons why every landscape should include outdoor lighting.
We plant flowers to welcome the spring and brighten our receding winter landscapes. We add color to the summer garden and often admire them from the comfort of our air-conditioned home. But the time of year when we step back outside to enjoy the cooler autumn temperatures, our gardens are often left barren. Leaving fall color to only the trees and the mums planted at your front door. Take advantage of the pleasant temperatures and extend your garden palette with these 5 must-have perennials for fall color.
If you’re looking to add some fragrance to your garden, look no further than Clethra. This summer-blooming shrub is covered with spicy-sweet aromatic blooms and is aptly known as Summersweet.
Less than 30% of businesses last more than 10 years. That’s what makes the success of our Top Family-Owned Businesses so phenomenal. Founded in 1971, Baxter Gardens has grown from a small retail garden center to become a cornerstone of the community. William Weishaar Sr., founder of the company, passed the business to his three sons: James Weishaar (left), Bill Weishaar Jr. (center) and Chris Weishaar (right). Together, they have continued to grow the company.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d choose Rose of Sharon to spotlight. But, the more familiar I become with White Pillar®, the more taken I am with its simplicity and elegance. Sure, it’s easy to ignore these summer-blooming behemoths — I’ve been ignoring them for years! They were always the last plant I ever took a customer to see when they were wanting blooms in the summer.
Deer grazing along a woodline forest creates an idyllic setting. But, this picturesque view of deer often doesn’t correspond well to our landscapes. Especially when you realize the grazing is happening on your hosta! Choosing deer-resistant plants will help you, your landscape, and the beautiful deer cohabitate.