Gardening

Gardening

Select Category
Catmint
November 3, 2022

Catmint Care

If you’re looking for a perennial that is long blooming, heat tolerant, resistant to pests and diseases, and easy to grow, then catmint is the plant for you! It has attractive gray-green foliage that emerges in neat, tidy mounds in April. By May, the plant fairly explodes with a profuse haze of soft lavender-blue flowers. […]
Read More
Martha Washington Geranium
November 3, 2022

Martha Washington Geraniums: Care & Info

This plant stands out in the geranium family, thanks to its striking color pallet and foliage. You can add color to any garden with this bold plant. While these geraniums are named after the wife of the first president of the United States, they are native to North Africa with the first hybrids originating in Europe. […]
Read More
Star of Bethlehem
November 3, 2022

Star of Bethlehem Plant Profile

Star of Bethlehem is a member of the asparagus family. Star of Bethlehem is not among the earliest bloomers instead giving you a plant that will flower later in spring. This plant is easy to grow and is even invasive in some areas. How to Grow Star of Bethlehem Choose a location with a fertile loam that drains sharply, preferably in full sun. […]
Read More
Purple Violas
November 3, 2022

Caring For Violas

There are over 500 different species in the Viola genus, including annuals, perennials, and even some subshrubs. The varieties grown as garden plants are mostly small-flowered annuals or short-lived perennials. Many will self-seed and give you years of delight. Violas are edible flowers and make unexpected garnishes and salad ingredients. They can also be candied for a […]
Read More
Yellow and Purple Pansies
November 3, 2022

Growing Pansies

Pansies are the colorful flowers with “faces.” A cool-weather favorite, pansies are great for both spring and fall gardens!  Good for containers, borders, and as ground cover, they are a go-to flower for reliable color almost year-round. Pansies look pretty on their own in a monochrome scheme or in mixed colors; they also look pretty […]
Read More
Mint Leaves
November 3, 2022

Mint: Info & Care

Growing Mint: – Mint is extremely variable from seed, so choose a plant suited to your preferences and growing conditions. – Mint will grow in partial shade or full sun – Mint roots, which are “runners,” are incredibly invasive and can overtake a flower bed or garden in no time. Choose your location wisely. – […]
Read More
Pumpkin Bird Feeder
October 17, 2022

Pumpkin Recycling

Halloween is approaching, so there’s a good chance you have a pumpkin or two around your house. They make great decorations, but once the carving and trick-or-treating is over, don’t just toss them in the trash. There are lots of great ways to use pumpkins in and around the yard in the weeks ahead. Share […]
Read More
Eggplant on Vine
October 13, 2022

Growing Eggplant

Eggplant is easy to grow, and some varieties are so beautiful they can be used as ornamentals. The flowers come in either purple or white with five lobes, and they give way to the beautiful eggplants that are typically a deep purple color and can come in various sizes and shapes. Eggplant is a fast-growing, […]
Read More
Citronella Plants
October 11, 2022

Citronella Plants: A Natural Mosquito Repellent

Citronella plant is a natural mosquito repellent. These mosquito repelling plants can make your outdoor living experience much better without exposing yourself to harsh chemicals like deet! This pretty plant keeps mosquitoes away and looks nice on your patio or deck in a pot. It has a lovely citrusy aroma and is even deer resistant. […]
Read More