Tag: gardening

Evergreens Trees and Shrubs

The number of evergreen trees and shrubs that can be used in the landscape is mind boggling. They come in a variety of sizes, colors and textures, along with some blooming varieties and those with berries. With this great number of plants, we have so much to choose from to find the ones that will  … Read more

Choosing Trees

Choosing Trees Trees are a fantastic addition to any landscape as they add value to a property. Don’t you feel sorry for people who have no trees around their home? It looks very bare, but nature won’t leave a space uncovered for long so you should choose the trees you want to add to your  … Read more

Check Out Your Potted Plants

When you have garden plants in pots there always comes a time when they may need to move to a larger pot.  This is a fairly easy chore to accomplish and it can be done whenever it’s needed but spring is certainly a good time to take a hard look and evaluate your potted garden  … Read more

Bring On The Cool Weather

As we feel the air start to dry out and get a bit cooler it gives us the energy to get outside and work in the yard again. With the really hot days behind us now we look forward to spending time in the garden, making it tidy and maybe planting some things. One of  … Read more

Bold and Beautiful Hosta

Anyone who has room for garden beds in their landscape should have at least a few Hosta, they are magnificent this year!  They are a perennial, which means they disappear at frost and reappear in the spring, growing a bit larger each year.  They come in all sizes, from very large to very petite, making  … Read more

Get a Bright and Cheery Black Eyed Susan

If you are lucky enough to have the beautiful Black Eyed Susan in your garden then you already know that they are a wonderful plant!  These plants offer beautiful green foliage and yellow flowers with a black/brown center.  The version referred to here is the Rudbeckia fulgida, which is a perennial with a bushy habit  … Read more

Enjoy the Benefits of a Raised Flower Bed

Raised flower beds are popular with many people, but what are the reasons that they are so popular? And do many people feel reluctant in utilizing this sort of flower bed? A raised flower bed can be more than just a place to grow flowers and shrubbery, not to mention planting herbs and vegetables, it  … Read more

Behold the Lovely Flowering Trees!

It’s springtime finally! Everywhere you look there are beautiful trees in whites, pinks, and purples putting on quite a spectacular show displaying all their beautiful flowers. We all enjoy this scenery whether we are gardeners or not! Winter tried to hold on for a while but it is finally retreating and it brings on the  … Read more

Beginning Perennials

The world of perennials is so vast there is no way to capture them in just one writing, however since they are all under one category let’s learn what that means. A perennial is a plant which is normally long lasting in the garden; technically it will live 2 years or more. It will typically  … Read more


Using annuals to fill in around shrubs and perennials is always a great idea as they provide more flower power throughout the growing season. There is always a huge choice available at garden centers which should satisfy everyone’s individual tastes. When you find the colors and types that you want make sure they have a  … Read more