Posts by Month, Year: April, 2016

Try This Deer-Resistant Groundcover

Ready to try something other than hosta and heuchera for a shady spot? We love Lamium maculatum. It's common name is Dead Nettle, but there is nothing "dead" looking about this beauty! Lamium is an especially good groundcover to brighten a shady to semi-sunny area of your garden.


Bountiful Color All Summer

No other group of plants provides such brilliant show of all-summer color as flowering annuals do. All that bright color requires a lot of energy though, so regular fertilization throughout the season is a must.  With so many choices of fertilizer, how do you know what will give you the most bang for your buck?



Growing Your Own Bouquet

Viewing the garden outdoors is the gardener's delight, but beholding its blossoms inside is the gardener's indulgence. Fresh cut bouquets allow us to bring the beauty of nature into our homes for the enjoyment of all. Now's the time to plant flowers to enjoy throughout the seasons.


To Prune or Not to Prune: Azaleas

Azaleas are one of the most beloved landscape plants. Few plants can compare with their bountiful array of early-spring color. Another bonus is that azaleas tend to be very long-lived and can be enjoyed for decades. At some point in time, pruning may become necessary. But when should you prune and how so that you don't miss out on the flowers?