Tag: gardening

Plant Now Tulips For The Spring

Everyone loves tulips in the springtime, they are one of the true signs that the wicked winter weather is about to subside.  However, tulips do take a bit of planning because they are a bulb which must experience cold temperatures in the winter.  So it is necessary to establish them in the fall in order  … Read more

Pick the Best Annuals

Your garden will not be complete in the warmer months without some annuals added each year. An annual is a plant which will only be around for one season, they don’t grow back. But some of them will drop seeds as they dry out at the end of their season and will grow back from  … Read more

Finding the Positives in an Overgrown Space

If you have ever moved into a home where the yard seems like it is taking over the house then you understand the title of this article. Many of us have found homes we love which are overrun by the shrubs and trees that surround them. This is common to find in areas where the  … Read more

Native Plants Will Thrive

Most yards or landscapes generally come with some plantings already in place. This is a good thing if you like what is on the site, but changes might need to occur if you aren’t overly pleased with the present situation or if you have other tastes in plants. Of course it is typically easy to  … Read more

Light in the Garden

The sun is essential for many plants in the garden, but the amount of sun will vary depending on your lot position and the number of trees you have. It’s essential to know the amount of sun received in any given location before you decide on what to plant there. And, of course, the sun  … Read more

Impatient With Impatiens?

There are many of us who have favorite annuals we like to plant every year.  They work in the light we have available and the array of colors is always tempting.  Now there is nothing wrong with this plan and it can make the spring planting season a little easier.  We don’t have to wade  … Read more

Hot Hot Hot!

We are now officially in the depths of summer and boy can we feel it!  These are the times which make every human, animal and plant hot and tired.  So the watering ritual becomes even more important for the plants. Even though it may be tough on the humans to get out there every day  … Read more

Use Herbs for Design

Herbs are basically known for being useful to people due to their fragrance, culinary attributes and medicinal qualities.  Their traditional definition of an herb, short for herbaceous, is a plant growing from a soft stem, it doesn’t become a woody stem.  But the stem issue no longer defines the herbs, they are popular no matter  … Read more

Pruning for Healthy Tomatoes

If you already have tomatoes growing in your yard you are fortunate because they are well on their way to providing some yummy summer goodness.  Tomato plants are amazing growers, taking energy from the sun and converting it to growth better than almost any other plant. Since they are such good growers they can get  … Read more

Garden Curves

If you have the opportunity to design your garden from the very beginning, consider yourself very lucky.  Usually once landscapes and garden beds are in place it is a very expensive, labor intensive and time consuming process to remove everything and begin from scratch.  It can be done but if you get to design your  … Read more