Protect Those Precious Plants During Heat Waves

Finally the sun is out, the rains have slowed, and we can enjoy the time and energy we put into our garden in spring to prepare for a lovely summer. But when temps surge, baby, it's warm outside. Don't let all your hard work in spring wither...

Sustainable Gardening in 8 Steps

In warm weather, your yard demands more use of our natural resources. The following will help you create a beautiful leisure space that is sustainable too.

8 Steps to a Sustainable Garden:

1. Hydrozone

When you create hydrozones, it means that plants with similar water requirements are planted together. Planning...

Something About Camellias

How to Grow Camellias

Camellias are long-lived trees and shrubs that provide year-round glossy-green foliage and cool-season flowers. Cultivars of Camellia japonica (Japonicas) and Camellia sasanqua (Sasanquas) are the most commonly grown types of camellias. There are hybrids as well (look for an “X” in the plant name), created by crossing...

Wild Native Bees!

Did you know, there are 20,000 species of bees—in addition to the honey bee?

An article by Kristin Ohlson in the Modern Farmer, titled "The Other Bees," shares some great observations about bees and recommendations to attract wild...