DIY: Making a Pumpkin Planter

October 16, 2016

Nearly anything that holds dirt can be turned into a planter and that includes a pumpkin. Pumpkin planters make an interesting fall decoration whether they are in groups or by themselves. They can...

Nasturtiums: Easy and Edible

April 03, 2016

Nasturtiums have a well-deserved reputation as an easy flower to grow. They are the perfect plant to grow with your children as the seed, which is about the size of a pea, is easily handled by...

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...

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