Christmas Cactus…A Family Plant

November 28, 2015

The Christmas Cactus was discovered growing in Brazil by European explorers in the early part of the 19th century. While a member of the cactus family this plant is unique as unlike its brethren...

You Won’t Have “Bad Blood” With Iresine

November 15, 2015

Iresine is also commonly referred to as blood leaf and you’ll have no “bad blood” with your neighbors if you grow this beauty! This plant is native to Brazil where it can grow up...

Try Calendula for Cool Season Color

August 09, 2015

Pansies, asters and chrysanthemums all deserve the attention they get in fall flower gardens and containers, but if you’ve never grown calendulas before you’ve been missing out on a...

Here Chickee, Here Chickee

July 12, 2015

If you looked up the definition of versatility in the gardening dictionary it probably should just say “Hens and Chicks”; few plants rival its ability to adapt to a variety of growing...

What Big Ears You Have…

May 17, 2015

What catches your attention in the garden? Is it a plant’s beauty, its color, its unusual shape or size? What is the major factor that catches your eye?  If it is any of these or all of...

The Power of the Petunia

May 03, 2015

No one can deny that the petunia is one of the most popular annual flowers of all time. Its beauty is only matched by its versatility. Whether it is used as a bedding plant, groundcover or spilling...

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...

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