Fall Gardening Tips

Fall Gardening Tips

Fall is the perfect time for planting, but before you plant anything, you should know what zone you live in and what the plant is rated for. When planting, it is very important to pick the right plant for the right spot. Most perennials, but not all, should be cut...
Don’t pass up a great gardening season: Fall!

Don’t pass up a great gardening season: Fall!

If the gardening bug only bites you in the spring, you’re missing a prime opportunity. There are several reasons why fall is a great time to work on your landscape. Decreased water requirements. In many regions, fall brings more reliable rainfall than summer....
New Ways to Use Wildflowers by American Meadows

New Ways to Use Wildflowers by American Meadows

Sure you can plant a big meadow of wildflowers, and many gardeners do. But recent refinements in seed mixtures and improved planting methods make it easy to use wildflower seeds for color wherever you want it. Here are some new ways to use wildflowers seeds from...
Drying Hydrangeas

Drying Hydrangeas

Dried hydrangea blossoms can last and look beautiful for years. There are several ways you can dry hydrangeas.   Water drying hydrangea flowers helps them retain their color and last longer. It sounds counter intuitive, but water drying allows them to dry slowly...
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds

Plants That Attract Hummingbirds

Perennials Asiatic LilyCardinal FlowerCannaColumbineDahliaDayliliesDelphiniumFoxgloveGladioliHibiscusHollyhockHostaLupineMimulusMonardaPenstemonPhloxSedumSweet William   Annuals CleomeFuschiaLantanaMandevillaMorning GloryNasturtiumNicotianaPetuniaSalviaScarlet...
The Intrinsic Value of Gardening

The Intrinsic Value of Gardening

Gardening is a wonderful way to ground ourselves, to slow down and pull out of the fast-paced world we live in. So much of the world is focused on instant impact, instant gratification, that to have to wait for something to grow and ripen is a nice way to change...

Seed Catalog Ordering Tips

My mailbox is filling up with all sorts of “Great Offers” from seed catalogs. Well, some are and some aren’t. Here are some tips to help you make an informed decision. 1. Be aware of zone! Hardy does not mean anything unless it says ‘zone...
Enhance The Value of Your Home

Enhance The Value of Your Home

Landscaping does more than benefit the environment and make your yard a special place to enjoy. It can also add to the resale value of your home. In fact, the Gallup Organization estimates that landscaping can add between 7% and 15% to a home’s value. There...