The Ficus lyrata, commonly called the fiddle-leaf fig, is a perfect indoor specimen plant. The plant features very large, heavily veined, and violin-shaped leaves that grow upright on a tall plant. These plants are native to the tropics, where they thrive in very warm and wet conditions. This makes them somewhat more challenging for the home grower, who is likely to have trouble duplicating these steamy conditions, but they are fortunately relatively tough plants also that can withstand less-than-perfect conditions…
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Posted by Sarah on September 7th 2016 in
Our feature fall planting bulb is a Tulip called ‘Purple Prince’. Tulips are a gardener’s first sign of spring. Consider this a friendly reminder to plant all your spring blooming bulbs this fall! You’ll thank yourself in the early Spring as you take in the joy of this self made flower statement. **Our best new tip is to add repellex granular tablets to the planting hole to ward off hungry Spring rabbits. Tulipa…
Posted by Sarah on September 1st 2016 in
We’re regularly looking to enhance our garden style repertoire, with the latest crop of up-and-coming perennials we can do just that. Here are five rising stars to get on your radar NOW for blooms into September and beyond. Anemone Robustissma- Grape Leaf Anemone Fall Perennial Asters- Purples, blues and pinks. The flowers are fresh until Halloween! tall upright Sedums-Autumn Joy & Autumn Fire to name two of many! Fall grasses-again, so many to choose…
Posted by Sarah on August 26th 2016 in
The easiest plants to care for in the human world are often the ones we remember seeing all through our childhood in friends’ homes, in businesses and doctor’s offices. Easy care house plants have quietly been a part of our existence for so long partly because things haven’t changed a whole lot from the 1900s to now as far as ease of plant care. We’ve selected one plant to…
Posted by Sarah on August 21st 2016 in
Feed your yard and garden; it’s hungry and would love for you to adopt a regular dinner schedule. The thanks you get will be a green lawn, healthy garden plants and big healthy veggies. There’s never a wrong time to amend your garden soil. Amend=DinnerTime! If you raise garden fresh veggies you know that turning in compost, manure, coffee grounds, bone meal or garden tone regularly is an easy way to…
Posted by Sarah on August 7th 2016 in
Just arrived at sunnyside is a tasty blueberry that isn’t anything BLUE but is everything you want in a berry. Sweet. Hardy. Self-Pollinating. Pink and plump. Great fall color. The Pink Popcorn Blueberry will make your mouth come alive with each little chomp. Creamy white/pink berries mature after a flush of spring white blossoms cover the plant. Unlike other blueberries, this one doesn’t need to cross pollinate and will thrive…
Posted by Sarah on August 3rd 2016 in
Sneak a peek at some of the great gardens in your neighborhood, keep in mind it might be your garden, and take note of the August bloomers. Things we are seeing around town are hazy purple Smokebush, gazillions of Hydrangeas of all shapes and sizes, Rudbeckia blossoms big and small, white sprays of Baby’s Breath and orange pillows of Butterfly Weed. The ornamental grasses are growing tall, wide and thinking…