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 be the “go to” for first time houseplant owners who…
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Posted by Sarah on May 25th 2017 in
Grow a garden that brings all the butterflies to the yard! Having plants that butterflies love not only improves your landscape aesthetic – it also provides a bolstering ecosystem for these beautiful creatures (which is extremely important because the monarch population is decreasing). Improve your landscape design, beautify your garden with colorful plants all season long, and keep butterflies coming back for more with these highest-favored plants by butterflies: Asclepias…
Posted by Sarah on May 22nd 2017 in
Lavender is everywhere these days. In the local grocery coop we see essential oils and lotions claiming to calm and soothe restless minds and bodies. Natural lavender is scented in baby care items, it’s the main ingredient in potpourri sachets, a diffused oil is misted in yoga classes and crushed leaves are even used in cooking fine deserts. We like to grow lavender in our yards and containers. Lavender has a unique…
Posted by Sarah on May 16th 2017 in
There is MUCH on the garden to do list for May. May is for Mulch as well as planting flowers. May is a busy time in the garden center because it’s a busy time in your yard for everything that’s growing. You are planting, creating, and relaxing in your garden space. The season for bulbs is ending and perennials are rapidly taking their place. Weeds are also taking hold and…
Posted by Sarah on May 9th 2017 in
Always a favorite, this combo is sure to impress and it’s easy to care for. The main ingredients are a colorful croton, a red leaf big begonia, trailing lysmachia, tall straight blue juncus, and a yellow edged coleus (we used trusty rusty). If you’re looking for a major statement piece and your pot is larger than 12″, consider using the lemon lace elderberry as the background plant. Plant in fresh…
Posted by Sarah on April 8th 2017 in
Turf 101 To get started right away on a great looking lawn, lightly rake to loosen up dead grass and thatch from the previous year. Add soil and peat moss to low spots that need filling or add soil to dog spots to help amend the pH before seeding. The next step you take will determine what fertilizer you use. Please fertilize your lawn! If you put down grass…
Posted by Sunny D on March 14th 2017 in
Growing plants from seed can be a fun and exciting project to jump-start the gardening season for the whole family. Growing seeds is a lot less difficult and time consuming than most people believe. Here are some basics to get you started: Supplies- -Containers – the most efficient, space-saving containers are the cell-based trays you will find at the garden center, generally 1″ x 1″ cells that make up a…