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 June 7th 2017 in
Let’s face it, many of us mulch specifically for curb appeal. It really is amazing to drive up to your home and see your freshly mulched landscape and garden. However, mulching is a little garden task that actually has more purpose than you’d think. There are many benefits to adding mulch to your yard beyond making your plants pop and giving your yard a quick makeover. Mulch Benefits Water Saver: Mulch…
Posted by Sarah on May 29th 2017 in
Baby Cakes, a dwarf and thornless blackberry plant, is the perfect fruit to plant this summer. Not only are these blackberries a delicious summer snack – they can be decorative and festive, too. The large berries present in firework-like displays of fruit… so get ready to show off this plant for the 4th of July! Baby Cakes blackberries need full sun and must be watered regularly, or when the…
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…