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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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!
What plants can I put in fall containers?

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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Help Save the Bees with these 5 Herbs

Doing Our Part to Save the Bees with 5 Simple Herbs

 

Let’s be honest – we live in a society that consists of bandwagons.  And that’s fine.  We all need to forge our own little space on this giant rock.  But if you’re someone like me, a fairly simple person, then this past year was slightly nauseating.  That being said, I do have a bandwagon that everyone can join.

 

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2017 Perennial Plant of the Year: Asclepias tuberosa

2017 Perennial Plant of the Year: Asclepias tuberosa

 

Butterfly lovers unite and rejoice;  Asclepias tuberosa has been labeled the 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year™ by the Perennial Plant Association!  And with good reason since this spectacular milkweed is a super-food in the butterfly world and a great addition to any garden.  Here’s what you need to know about Asclepias tuberosa:

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Preparing your perennial garden for winter.

How and When to Winterize Your Perennials

Pruning all your perennials down in the fall seems like it would be the correct thing to do, right?  I get it, you have beautiful fall weather, you’re already raking leaves and it just makes sense to cut down the perennials and move on with the up-coming holiday season.  Unfortunately what we want and what our plants need aren’t always the same thing.  Here are answers to some common perennial winterization questions.

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