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
Starting Vegetable Seeds Indoors
Do you want to get a head start on your vegetable garden this year? Start growing vegetable seeds indoors! Starting
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...
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
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
Bougainvillea Adds Bright Colors to Your Yard
If you're looking for a beautiful blooming shrub, try bougainvillea! Discover the range of bougainvillea colors and find out the...
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
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
Garden Hazards: Stinging Caterpillars
Last weekend’s post on southern caterpillars was pretty popular, and I’m glad I could share pictures with you of what’s
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.
Low-Litter Plants for Landscaping Around Swimming Pools
Who doesn’t love to take a dip in the pool on a hot summer’s day? I certainly do. But I
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