Eggs in the Garden, or Where Caterpillars Come From
If you’re a good butterfly gardener, your garden is filled with nectar plants. If you’re a great butterfly gardener, your garden
Monarchs, Queens, and Butterfly Mimicry
Most people are familiar with the beautiful Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus). It can be found throughout most of the country,
How to Make a Fairy Garden Container
Do you believe in fairies? When I was a child, I imagined that fairies lived in our garden. Did you
Be on the Lookout for Red Admirals Butterflies in Spring
During spring migration, keep your eyes peeled for the common and stunning Red Admiral butterfly.
Grow Vegetables and Flowers in Containers
Did you know that you can grow many types of vegetables in containers? You may be surprised to find that
How to Plant Your Own Herb Container Garden
Grow some of your favorite herbs in a container so you can just step outside the kitchen door and pick...
Nasturtiums or ‘Nose-Twisters’?
Have you ever heard of ‘nose-twisters’? Well if you haven’t – let me tell you that if you have a
Using Vines as Groundcover
Most of us are familiar with seeing vines growing up on a wall or fence. But, have you ever thought
Seed Starting Tips
If you haven’t started your seeds yet, now’s the time. Follow these tips for seed starting success! It usually takes
The Story of an Old, Neglected, Nameless Rose
This is a story about an old, overgrown, nameless rose bush. This poor rose hadn’t been cared for or pruned
Create an Instant Indoor Garden Using Carrot Tops
Next time you are chopping carrots for soup or making carrot sticks, don't throw out the tops. Plant them instead...
Planting Bare Root Roses
Do you love roses? I certainly do. At one point, I had over 40 different rose bushes growing in my
How to Select Bare Root Roses
It’s hard to believe that there is anything to do in the garden in January, but in zones 8 –
Grow Colorful and Edible Ornamental Kale in Your Garden
Plant ornamental kale to add beauty to your winter garden. Yes, you can eat it, too!
Focus on Natives: Carolina Aster
Late-blooming asters are a favorite of many gardeners. One native aster is perfectly suited for the wildlife garden: Carolina aster.
Fire Resistant Plants for Your Landscape
Danger from wildfire is a reality that many people have to deal with. Creating a defensible space around your home and
Focus on Natives: Georgia Calamint
Georgia Calamint (Calamintha georgiana) is a wildflower native to the southeast. Most of the year, it’s a small shrub covered
Bright, Colorful Bougainvillea
When people picture the tropics, the beautiful bright, pink colors of Bougainvillea often comes to mind. Thankfully, you don’t have
How Do Plants Deal With Drought?
Much of the Southern half of the country has been experiencing drought. For some, that means that their gardens have
Skeletons in the Desert
Did you know that the desert is full of skeletons? Not the spooky kind, but another type of skeleton….those of
Focus on Natives: Elliot’s Lovegrass
Ornamental grasses are popular in gardens, and for good reason. Taller varieties add texture and interest, while lower growing species
Grow an Indoor Salad Garden
Are you tired of spending $3 or $4 for a bag of salad greens from your grocery store? Salad greens
How To Plant Agave ‘Pups’
Agave are often called ‘Century Plants’ due to the fact that they bloom once and then die. However, unlike their