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...
DIY Container Gardening Virtual Demonstration
Recently, I was asked to put on a container gardening demonstration as part of a home tour. I was given 3 beautiful,
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
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...
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
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
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
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...
Expert Tips for Planting Bare Root Roses
Get your questions answered about planting bare root roses. Find out how to prepare the soil, dig a hole and...
How to Select Bare Root Roses
In warmer growing zones, you can buy bare root roses in late winter. Learn what to look for before going...