What is the biggest cause of hay fever?

Autumn Allergies – Goldenrod vs. Ragweed

Autumn allergies abound this time of the year and the leading plant to take the blame is goldenrod.  But, my friends, goldenrod is not the culprit of your sniffles and sneezles.  In a case of mistaken identity, goldenrod takes the full blame for fall time hay-fever.  The real culprit hides, camouflaged, behind the blooming beauty that is goldenrod.  What is behind your autumn misery?  Ragweed.

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How to improve your garden

5 Tips to Improve your Garden and Extend its Season

Autumn is the perfect time to plant.  It’s also a great time to re-evaluate your garden and landscape.  It’s the time of year to openly gawk at your garden and ask yourself, what is missing now and what was missing this past summer.  Find out how to improve your garden and extend its season with these 5 tips.

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Can I overwater plants?

Is it Possible to Overwater Plants?

Overwatering is a common reason why newly planted trees and shrubs die and need to be replaced.  I can’t begin to tell you how many people have come to me with plant replacement needs and the first thing said is that they’ve been watering on a regular basis.  Trust me when I say I believe you!  In fact, you’ve probably watered your plant to death.  Overwatering is extremely easy to do.

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What is rose rosette?

Your Guide to Rose Rosette

Many gardeners steer clear of roses in an attempt to avoid the difficulties that may come with growing them.  However, in 2000, a rose became available that was low maintenance and disease resistant.  Knock Out Roses soon became a landscapers dream and a customer favorite.  But, in recent years, the brand and shrub roses alike have taken a tremendous hit.  Despite bouncing back from our recent harsh winter, Knock Out Roses one nemesis can still take them out – Rose Rosette

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What can I plant in narrow spaces?

Columnar Plants for Narrow Spaces

We all have that area in our landscape that is tight and narrow.  The space between our homes and sidewalks, areas between our driveway and our neighbor’s yards, and corner spots that need something with height but not much width.  Columnar plants, while often overlooked for more floriferous choices, serve a much-needed purpose in our suburban landscapes and offer solutions to many of these problems.
Unique plants for your landscape.

5 New & Seldom Used Plants for Your Landscape

April is upon us, my gardening friends!  No more staring out the window snuggled up in a blanket.  It’s time to get your hands dirty and do some serious gardening!  Find something new for your garden this year and check out these new and seldom used plants!
Relax in your garden

Wabi-Sabi: Creating the Perfectly Imperfect Garden

Gardeners and homeowners alike strive for the perfect garden and landscape.  As a result, our quest to have the perfect plant or perfectly weeded landscape quickly becomes overwhelming and often deters us from spending more time outside.  But, what if I told you that ‘perfect’ is a thing of the past?  Something we can put behind us to focus on, you know, reality?
Freezing herbs for winter.

Freezing Herbs from your Garden

I can’t bring myself to buy the herbs in the little packages at the grocery stores anymore.  I mean, guys!!  Not only are they $3.00 and up but sometimes super questionable looking!

Why would you put yourself through that when there is a simple solution?  Why?

Don’t allow yourself to be traumatized over tired, prepackaged herbs anymore.  Grow them.  Store them for winter use.

Yes, it’s that easy.  Here’s how…

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