At the butterfly exhibit where I work, our guests frequently point out pairs of butterflies that seem to be “stuck
How to Preserve Fresh Herbs by Freezing
Do you love the taste of fresh herbs? I do. Especially when they come straight from my garden. What I
Great Shade Plant – Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’
Last month, I was visiting Chicago and had the chance to see the green spaces surrounding the Art Institute of
Add Beauty to the Garden With Vegetables
You may not think of vegetables as being particularly attractive in the garden. We are most often focused on how
Bloomin’ Onions: Beautiful Flowers of the Allium Family
On our Facebook page yesterday, we featured a “mystery photo” of a flower bloom head and asked readers to identify
Pentas: Perfect in Butterfly Gardens
At the butterfly garden where I work, I get asked pretty much every day which nectar flowers are best for...
How to ‘Thin’ Vegetable Seedlings
Spring is a busy time in the vegetable garden and your vegetable garden may be full of small seedlings as
Confederate Jasmine for Outside and In
This time of year, one wall of my house is responsible for perfuming the entire neighborhood. My Confederate Jasmine is
Too Many Roots? How to Fix Root Bound Plants
With the arrival of spring, it is time to start thinking about getting into the garden and adding new plants.
Signs of Spring – Fragrant, Flowering Fruit Trees
There is nothing that says spring is here as formerly leafless fruit trees covered in blossoms. What makes it even
Cactus Flowers, Fruit and Shelter
Take a walk through the desert and you will most likely see cacti made up of flat pads covered in
Spring Butterflies: Mourning Cloak
Some folks still have snow on the ground, but others are starting too see signs of spring. A friend of
Calibrachoa for Baskets, Borders, and Butterflies
When I saw my first Million Bells plant in a local plant nursery a few years ago, I immediately fell
Sweet Alyssum in Spring Combinations
Allow me to introduce you to one of my favorite cool-season annuals: Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima). This low-growing beauty is
Wintertime Planning for Springtime Improvements
Believe it or not, by this time of year — just over one month into the New Year — nearly
Got Citrus? Learn How and When to Fertilize
Every year, it never ceases to surprise me that winter is a busy season when you have citrus trees growing
Starting Seeds Using Coffee Cups, Egg Shells or Cardboard Tubes
It's easy to start seeds using recycled materials that you already have at home. Try paper coffee cups, toilet paper...
Find Out Why Roses Love Garlic
Garlic protects roses from bad bugs - and it can also help prevent fungal diseases like blackspot.
Spooky Nature: Hickory Horned Devils
Happy October! The countdown to Halloween is on, and to celebrate I’ll be featuring spooky species including birds, plants, caterpillars,
Love Garlic? Grow Your Own!
Do you love garlic? I do. I like to use it in a lot when I cook. In fact, if
Yellow Leaves With Green Veins Means Iron Deficiency
Does your plant have new yellow leaves with green veins? Learn how to test your soil, treat iron deficiency and...
Second Chance for a Damaged Tree
Have you ever had a favorite damaged by a storm or severe cold temperatures? Was the damage so bad that