Five Fall Gardening Tips

Ah…autumn! The leaves are beginning to change colors and lazily drift from their branches to form an orange, yellow and red carpet on the ground. The breeze has grown cool and crisp and the scent of pumpkin-spice has begun to fill the air. Our gardens are bursting with color from the fall-blooming perennials planted earlier […]

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growing hibiscus

A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Hibiscus

You might recognize hibiscus flowers from postcards titling tropical locations such as “Greetings from Florida!” or “Aloha from Hawaii!” And while hibiscus are definitely hardy, heat-loving garden show-stoppers, there’s a little bit more you might not know about these large, bell-shaped, pink, white and red flowers. Here’s a quick hibiscus history lesson: There are eight […]

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All About Perennial Mums

Summer has arrived! I hope you are enjoying the warm days and nights and enjoying your garden beds bursting with all of the colors of the season. It has been nice to take in the sights and smells of our gorgeous garden beds while our friends the pollinators have been coming to visit the yard! […]

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Planting A Fragrance Garden

What’s the first thing that comes to mind and makes you smile when you think about your garden? Is it the vivid colors that add vibrance and beauty to your yard? The hum of bees and hummingbirds buzzing from flower to flower as they pollinate your garden beds while searching for food? Or, is it […]

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Prepare garden for spring

Checklist: Prepare Your Garden for Spring

It’s safe to say that most of us are ready for spring to make its warm entrance in a few weeks. There is no doubt the winter blues can take a toll on anyone, even your plants. Perhaps some of your perennials have gone dormant for the winter, or your annuals have ended their life […]

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19 Great Garden Books for a Winter Escape

With the holidays over and the garden still blanketed in snow, what’s a gardener to do to survive the cold, dark days of winter? Dream of spring blooms, of course! And what’s the best way to prepare for a new garden season? Rest, rejuvenate, and reap garden inspiration by reading great gardening books! With literally […]

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7 Superb, Classic Blue Perennials for Your Garden

Do you know that 2020 is the year of “Classic Blue?” For the past two decades, global color guru Pantone® proclaimed a “Color of the Year”—and trend followers everywhere quickly updated their wardrobes and interior décor with splashes of the anointed “it” color. But why limit Pantone’s trending hue to scarves and throw pillows? Instead, […]

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