Dahlberg Daisies for Dry Sunny Gardens
A few years ago, I came upon some Dahlberg Daisies (Thymophylla tenuiloba) at my local nursery, and fell in love
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...
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...
“Punctuation” Butterflies: Commas and the Question Mark
One of my favorite groups of butterflies are known as the “Anglewings” due to their interesting wing shapes, reflected in
Plant Strawberries for a Sweet, Edible Groundcover
If you want an attractive ground cover plant with a sweet and flavorful bonus, grow strawberries!
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,
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...
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
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!
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
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...