And the Winners are… 2018 Plants of the Year!

HOW THE PLANT OF THE YEAR IS SELECTED Candidates for the Proven Winners’ Plant of the Year are judged stringently by growers, retailers and home gardeners against the five criteria: Easy to Grow, Iconic, Readily Available, Perfect for Baskets or Containers and Outstanding Landscape Performance. Plants are selected that are easy for everyone to grow and deliver a clearly exceptional garden …

Recipe for a Successful Garden

Enter the kitchen garden: A garden is as distinct and individual as your tastes will allow. Whether you like it hot and spicy-with herbs and peppers that sing with flavor-or subtle blends of flavorful veggies and culinary herbs, it is easier than you think to have success in the garden and in the kitchen. Today’s kitchen gourmet is more likely …

Children in the Garden

A garden is a wonderful place for a child to experience the natural world and learn how things grow. It is a place of wonder and surprise that excites the imagination as it teaches valuable lessons about the environment, responsibility, and discipline. With a little planning and effort-and a little help from you-your child can create his or her own …

Sunny Citrus

GROWING CITRUS IN CONTAINERS   Try your hand at growing citrus in containers. We’re sure you’ll find it fun and rewarding… and of course, you’ll definitely enjoy the fruits of your labor when those tasty fruits are ready to be eaten! The fragrance of the citrus flowers can fill a room and the bright colors of the fruit and the …

Herbs Anyone Can Grow

Why purchase herbs from the grocery store when you can grow your own at home? For a convenient oomph of flavor whenever your meal needs a boost, plant herbs in your own garden or containers. Home-grown herbs are less expensive and fresher than their store-bought counterparts while being surprisingly easy to grow and maintain. Study the following list for seasoning …

Do It Yourself Composting

Composting is an affordable, environmentally-friendly way to encourage the growth of your garden and help your soil retain water. It prevents garden diseases and pests while encouraging the production of helpful bacteria and fungi, which nourish plants naturally as well.         Composting food scraps and yard waste not only saves you money on garden products, it keeps this waste out of …

Quick Tip – Planting a Tree

We just came across the helpful article from the Dirt Doctor on the proper way to plant a tree. We thought it might come in handy on that next planting project! Click here for more information >