Many gardeners steer clear of roses in an attempt to avoid the difficulties that may come with growing them. But in 2000, a rose came on the market that was truly low maintenance and disease resistant, it was what everyone was looking for in a rose and quickly grew to be the fan favorite…at least until now. In the last few years the Knock Out brand of roses have taken a tremendous hit; but the question is, will they stay down for the count?
A Guide to Understanding Hydrangea
Few flowering shrubs provide such elegance and grace in a garden as Hydrangea. Add in the bonus that they bloom from summer to fall and you’ve quite possibly found the perfect shrub for the St. Louis region.
Occasionally there is that one plant that stops you in your tracks and cries ‘plant me’. Some plants are easy to ignore while others – not so much. One such plant that begged and begged and begged (I have considerable will power) is Cranberry Punch™ Hibiscus.
The Difference Between Perennial and Hardy Mums
Mums are confusing. We buy them late in the year, plant them in the ground and wait for their return the following season only to be left waiting and waiting wondering where they may be.
Common Fertilizer Questions Answered
Understanding how and why to fertilize can be intimidating to home gardeners. Add those three little numbers into the mix and one can be easily overwhelmed and confused. Fertilizing doesn’t have to be confusing though. And no, you don’t have to be a scientist or chemist to understand it. At least not the basics…
Putting Sonic Bloom™ Weigela to the Test
Every year a batch of ‘new this year’ plants arrive at garden centers across the country, some are not worth taking home and planting, despite the pretty signs and convincing advertisement, while others definitely garner a second glance. One such plant that I would put in the ‘second glance’ category is the Sonic Bloom™ Weigela.
Outdoor Entertaining on the Rise
We’ve all been victims of trends; shoulder pads, mom jeans and jelly shoes. But while these trends should have been avoided, some trends are definitely worth a second look.
10 Annuals Everyone Should Try
As we near the last frost date (think mid-April), I start to get the Annual itch. Just the thought of putting the dull, bitter days behind me has me thinking of the vibrant annuals that are just waiting to be planted. This month I’ve decided to share my top 10 favorite annuals.