Choosing columnar plants for your landscape

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.
Plant something different this year

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!
Gardening trend in 2018

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?
How to store herbs from your garden

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…

Unusual containers for fall

Planting Fall Containers – When you’re Bored with Mums

Mums are the epitome of fall, not only bringing in the season but screaming its entry.

They’re quite impressive really.  Very few plants can claim that their color encompasses the entire fall color wheel and look equally great planted in formal cast iron urns or simple wheelbarrows!

But their interest is limited to flower color which makes them somewhat of a snooze-fest and sometimes you want need more than just flower color for your fall containers.  Here’s how you can do it…

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Understanding Hydrangea

A Guide to Understanding Hydrangea

It’s the season of spectacular garden bloom.  The time of year to lounge in your lawn chair (or living room recliner – no judgment here) and enjoy the beauty of all your hard work.  Despite all the color in the garden though, the plant that stands out above the rest is the hydrangea.  The large clusters of blooms send a clear message that summer has arrived and pool parties must commence.

The Beautiful World of Elderberry

Plant Profile:  Sambucus

There are times when you need the perfect and unique plant in your garden.  A plant that displays a spectacular trifecta of sheer wonderfulness:  *Delicate yet sturdy flowers that turn into lovely and, in many cases, edible fruit.  *Color that shines without ostentation.  *A soft texture that belies its true strength.

Oh, you may think that this perfect plant doesn’t exist, but it does my gardening friends, and it goes by the name Sambucus.  And did I mention they are deer resistant?

How to Plant Stunning Containers

How to Plant Stunning Containers

It’s spring, it’s spring, it’s spring and I’m super-excited!  Not because of the warmer temperatures that are sure to come (and stay).  But because it will soon be time to plant up some stunning containers and add some much-needed color to help dissipate this dreary winter hangover.

I love the time of the year when the colorful annuals begin to show up on the plant benches.  That feeling I get when I walk through the nursery and think I want this one, and this one, and this one….  That little tinge of uninhibited pleasure that just erupts from within and does its little spring jig within my heart.

 

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