Posts by Month, Year: June, 2013

Give Mother Nature a Hand and Deadhead!

Your gardens probably look beautiful right now. Your perennials are up and your annuals are well-established, putting forth a bounty of blooms. However, this picture-perfect scene can quickly fade. As we progress further into the season, the summer months continue to bring heat and humidity contributing to a shabby, bloomed-out look in your gardens. Fear not, this less attractive stage does not have to last. You can give Mother Nature a helping hand in forcing fresh growth and more blooms by deadheading.


A Summer Solstice Soiree

With some tough weather under our belt, I have no doubt that the first day of summer is one we can all look forward to. A time of rest, relaxation, BBQs, and vacations, when summer is in the air, I can't help but feel like a school girl facing three months of blissful freedom! On Friday, June 21st, the sun will appear highest in the sky, making this day the longest of the year. It is the first day of summer.


The Buzz On Bees

Bees are busy making more than just Honey Nut Cheerios! It has been said that bees are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we consume. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, fiber and hay all require pollination. Plant seeds cannot be produced without the activity of bees.


Heavenly Heuchera

Selecting a variety of Heuchera is like choosing an ice cream flavor; there is one for every taste. With origins from the coast of California to the cliffs of Connecticut, Heuchera is a true American native whose diverse habitats make it a perfect fit for many tricky spots. Since providing Native Americans with a wound-treating remedy, Heuchera has come a long way.