Water-Wise Gardening

Water-Wise Gardening

Table of Contents Plant in the Fall for a Successful Establishment Period Pre-soak Plants Before Planting Mulch, Mulch, Mulch! Pre-soaking my plants and using a thick layer of organic mulch has been a game-changer for me in respect to more water-wise gardening. I am spending less time stressing about my plants’ needs and more time…

Water Mitigation

Water Mitigation

Table of Contents Lawns Beds Drains Click here to contact us today if you’d like us to help with any of these water mitigation solutions. Lawns Beds Drains As we round out the month we are approaching the October record for rainfall.  7.41 inches as of the last count with a chance to break the…

Use Type with Large Flowers ad Group Together to make Strong Visual Statement

Use Type with Large Flowers ad Group Together to make Strong Visual Statement

Table of Contents Combine Colors Wisely Power in Numbers Add in Early Perennials Hide Fading Foliage Make a Meadow Create Garden Bouquets Plan for Continuous Color Pay Attention to Foliage Mark Late Perennials Combine Colors Wisely Bulbs look great by themselves, but breathtaking in colorful combinations. Because choosing combos that bloom together can be a…

Unusual Spring Edibles

Unusual Spring Edibles

There is nothing new about growing potatoes or tomatoes, I’ve grown them in my garden for years. This year however, I am excited to try something different and will be planting a new introduction called ‘Ketchup n’ Fries’. It is a grafted vegetable with a tomato plant combined with a potato plant producing medium sized…

Trees that Bloom Pink in Spring

Trees that Bloom Pink in Spring

Table of Contents 1st Blooms:  Japanese Flowering Apricot 2nd Blooms:  Cherries 3rd Blooms:  Saucer Magnolia 4th Blooms:  Redbuds The daylight hours are lengthening and the Mother Nature is confusing us with the struggle between winter and spring.   Bulbs begin to emerge from the ground with grass-like sprouts and tiny buds appear on trees and shrubs.  As vibrant…

Top Plants that Thrive in Clay

Top Plants that Thrive in Clay

Table of Contents Aster Goldenrod Black-eyed Susan Russian Sage Daylily Grow Daylilies Yarrow Little Bluestem Fountaingrass Switchgrass Ironweed Canna Bluestar Baptisia Coreopsis Purple Coneflower Sea Holly Perennial Geranium False Sunflower Coral Bells Hosta Blazing Star Bee Balm Sedum Yucca Miscanthus Aster Asters are adaptable, daisylike flowers with peak bloom season in fall. New England aster,…

Top Fall Flowers for Your Garden

Top Fall Flowers for Your Garden

Table of Contents Aster Toad Lily Goldenrod Fall Power Perennials Russian Sage Perennial Sunflower Fall Garden Checklist Colchicum Helenium Go Beyond Basic Mums Sedum Red Spider Lily Japanese Anemone Turtlehead Amazing Asters Fall Crocus Monkshood Leadplant Mexican Sage Witch Hazel Anise Hyssop Sweet Autumn Clematis Beautiful Annual Flowers for Fall Aster New England aster bears…