Thriving on Neglect…

March 15, 2015

There is no plant in my garden that I neglect more than my daylilies.  I never water them and rarely fertilize them. I plant them in dry soil, wet soil, sun and shade without any thought as to...

You’ll Love This Spider

January 04, 2015

One of the most popular houseplants is the spider plant. While it has fallen out of favor in the last few decades because of interest in more exotic plants it remains one of the most versatile and...

Some Like It Hot

July 27, 2014

Gaillardia, also known as the blanket flower is a perennial flower native to North and South America. While it looks a great deal like a daisy it is actually related to the sunflower. Gaillardia...

It’s All About Dill

June 15, 2014

The past few years have seen a steady growth in the public’s desire for home grown vegetables. Some of this has been brought on by economics but the impact of food related television shows...

I’m Sweet on Sweet Alyssum

April 08, 2014

One event that I look forward to every June here in the Mid-Atlantic is the first hint of honey fragrance from the Sweet Alyssum that is planted by my front door. Spring, Summer and Fall, every...

Crazy for Carrots

March 25, 2014

An urban legend says eating large amounts of carrots will allow a person to see in the dark. It is said that this legend comes from stories of British gunners in World War II, who were able to...

Paperwhites, A Little Spring in the Winter

November 22, 2013

Paperwhites are part of the narcissus family which makes them relatives of the daffodil. They are indigenous to the Mediterranean region and actually are a perennial flower there. As you might...

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