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
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…
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!
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?
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.