Fall into Spring

Fall into Spring

You know when you see sunny yellow daffodils that spring has arrived. If you plant the bulbs in September or October they will bloom in late winter or early spring.  Select healthy firm bulbs at a trusted garden center.  Steer away from any bulbs that are soft or...
Mellow Yellow

Mellow Yellow

A friend of mine texted me a picture of a plant to help her identify it.  It turned out to be St. John’s Wort.  This popular plant is able to thrive in poor soil conditions and has healing properties.  St John’s Wort thrives in poor soil conditions and does best in...

New Plantings

You’ve spent lots of money and put hours of sweat equity in your yard…and it’s only June.  The month of May was a time to bring your yard back to life – mulching, trimming, planting, and watering.  It’s lookin’ really good…you now have the landscaped yard your...

Gardening for the Greater Good

If you’ve ever driven by a nursing home or an assisted living facility in the spring or summer months, you may notice a resident or two sitting outside enjoying the grounds.   According to the University of Minnesota, “Roger Ulrich, a professor and director of the...

Red, White & Bloom!

Hosting a patriotic party over the coming weeks?  Don’t forget to spruce up your front porch or backyard patio with some planters or containers.   A spirited planter or two will add to the festive look! In the summer heat, remember that planters dry out fast, so to...