Companion Planting

What is companion planting?  Scientifically speaking, companion planting encompasses a number of strategies that increase the biodiversity of agricultural ecosystems (or, your garden).  In simple terms, it’s the idea that certain plants can benefit others when planted...

Keep Deer Out or Invite Them in Your Yard

Keep ‘em out… Deer.  That one word triggers many negative emotions for avid gardeners and homeowners.  With some help from our friends at This Old House, we’ve provided you with this list of helpful tips to help keep those pesky deer away from your plush gardens and...

Artillery Fungus

The “artillery” fungus, or “shotgun” fungus (genus sphaerobolus), is a wood-decay fungus that lives and thrives on moist landscape mulch.  When the cells accumulate enough liquid, the cupped cells invert causing the cells to burst and propel the spores as high as 20...

Trough Gardening

We’re seeing container gardening growing more and more popular, especially in urban areas and in apartments and condos, and one of the cooler applications we’ve seen that works as well in the country as it does in the city is trough gardening. As you may have gathered...

Ah Spring…

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” [Meditations Divine and Moral]” ― Anne Bradstreet, The Works of Anne Bradstreet

The Great Big Home & Garden Show 2014

Right now is probably the worst time of the year for gardeners. It’s been too cold to garden for months, and it’s going to be another month or two before we can start really getting ready for spring. The good news is that we always have the Great Big Home & Garden...