Shade plants offer much more color and variety than most of us imagine. Your best bet is to stick with plants that note full or part shade. We find good definitions to be 0-2 hours of sun for shade and 2-4 for part shade, and like some light and bright tones to punctuate shade.
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Lured by the gorgeous new offerings each season in glossy garden catalogues and magazines, you might be tempted to choose plants not well suited to your area – an expensive and time-consuming error. High-maintenance plants, artificially kept going by herculean efforts and costly fertilizers, can also be discouraging as they often do not survive.
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If forecasts show temperatures dipping into the lower 30’s, it’s best to go ahead and protect your plants while you can. If unsure of what is frost-tolerant, it is better to go ahead and cover or bring it indoors rather than risk it freezing. You can use a light sheet, a frost blanket or a […]
First, prepare the soil that your transplants will be transferred into. One should have already amended the soil, weeded and loosened it enough for easy placement and planting. The soil should be loosened to a depth that will satisfy the root system of your transplant and allow the roots easy access to water and nutrients. […]
We hope you are ready to kick off the outdoor gardening season!
-Sow seeds directly into your garden. This includes annual flowers such as zinnias, marigolds and cosmos.
-Harden off vegetable transplants to prepare them for the outdoors. Be sure to wait until the danger of frost has passed before planting any heat-loving plants like beans, tomatoes […]
Planting a butterfly garden can be very rewarding. It will supply you with beautiful flowering perennials all summer long and will supply your winged visitors with a food and roosting source. The key to a successful butterfly garden is to meet the needs of both the adult butterfly and her young caterpillars. Female butterflies will […]
Butterfly gardens provide food and sanctuary for many vibrant species of Lepidoptera. This type of garden can be planted in even the busiest urban location. Offering even a small habitat can help support the butterfly population in your area. A container garden consisting of a few carefully selected bushes and flowering plants may be all […]
Fragrant gardens are becoming very popular with home owners. Human beings are very sensitive to smells, both pleasant ones and unpleasant ones. We use all kinds of means to dispel the smells from our bathrooms from using spray scents to deodorants to ceiling exhaust fans. At the same time, the number of fragrances available in […]