Celebrate Pollinator Week

Celebrate Pollinator Week

Next week, June 17-23, is Pollinator Week. Join others to celebrate pollinators in this annual national event. We love pollinators because they help flowers bloom and crops grow. Pollinators include bees, moths, wasps, butterflies, many insects and even bats. A third...
New plants? Choose wisely and water well

New plants? Choose wisely and water well

In April and May, nurseries and plant sales are bursting with plants. From shrubs and trees to annuals and perennials, there are many gorgeous choices. As our summers get hotter and drier, it is worth seeking out plants that will thrive, once established, with little...
Plants for fall and winter interest

Plants for fall and winter interest

Take a look around your landscape in this autumn season. Are your plants providing a show of color and texture? Or are most of them starting to brown and die back? This is a great time to look for plants that provide visual interest in the fall and winter. Here are a...
Growing a cutting garden

Growing a cutting garden

We all enjoy the beauty and fragrance of flowers in our yard. If you also take pleasure in having flowers in your home, you may want to plant a cutting garden. Flowering plants give your garden an extra advantage: they attract beneficial insects. Beneficial insects,...
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