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!
Why Are Cacti Covered in Spines?
What do you think of when you see a cactus plant? Do you experience a feeling of wariness about the
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
Bright, Colorful Bougainvillea
When people picture the tropics, the beautiful bright, pink colors of Bougainvillea often comes to mind. Thankfully, you don’t have
Focus on Natives: Muhly Grass
If you’re a fan of ornamental grasses, Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris syn. M. filipes) is one you simply must have. A foolproof
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
The Beautiful Flowers of Cacti
It never ceases to amaze me each year when different species of cacti suddenly transform themselves by putting on a
Ornamental Grasses for Zones 3, 4 and 5
I have a few ornamental grasses in my yard — Blue Fescue, Ribbon Grass and Switch Grass. I’ve been on
Focus on Natives: Giant Swallowtail Butterfly
If you live in the Southeast, perhaps you’ve seen one of these beauties floating through your gardens. It’s the Giant
How to Freeze Fresh Tomatoes, Step-by-Step
If you harvest a bumper crop, follow this easy process to freeze tomatoes for fresh-tasting soups, sauces and salsas.
Focus on Natives: Indian Blanketflower
Budget gardeners looking for a terrific pop of color in their gardens from spring through fall (and nearly year-round in
Flowering Plants For Full Sun
Do you have an area in your garden where the sun just beats down relentlessly, making it hard for your
Don’t Hate the Cabbage-pillars!
I suppose to many it’s like a scene from a horror film – dozens of little green “worms” devouring the
The truth about squirrels
The truth about squirrels is this: No matter how cute they might be, they are destructive pests. They are, in
Focus on Natives: Live Oaks and Spanish Moss
Perhaps no image is more representative of the southern outdoors than a giant live oak dripping with Spanish moss. When