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Why We Garden

Gardeners tend to be optimistic. The simple act of planting a tree shows vision, creativity and yes, even hope. Sowing seeds is an act of faith, a fundamental belief in the natural world. One knows that with fertile soil, water and light, anything is possible. Gardens of contentment are borne in cities and in the […]

By |April 2nd, 2020|Blog, Garden Blog, Garden Tips, News and Tips|Comments Off on Why We Garden

Houseplant of the Month: Shamrock

What is a Shamrock Plant? The potted shamrock plant (Oxalis regnellii) is a small specimen, often reaching no more than 6 inches. Leaves are in a range of shades and delicate flowers bloom off and on during fall, winter and spring. Leaves are clover shaped and some think the plant brings good luck.
It has clover-shaped […]

By |March 3rd, 2020|Blog, Garden Blog, Garden Tips, Gardening Articles, News and Tips|Comments Off on Houseplant of the Month: Shamrock

How to Read a Grass Seed Label

If more is better, than a lot should be great! That seems to be the logic when buying grass seed. To get the best results when seeding this spring, it might help to understand a few of the basics. Let’s take a look at a typical seed label:

First of all, what do those names mean? […]

By |March 3rd, 2020|Blog, Garden Blog, Garden Tips, Gardening Articles, News and Tips|Comments Off on How to Read a Grass Seed Label

Planting Herbs in Containers for Beginners

By |March 3rd, 2020|Blog, Garden Blog, Garden Tips, Gardening Articles, News and Tips|Comments Off on Planting Herbs in Containers for Beginners

Houseplant of the Month: Monstera Deliciosa

Monstera may be the perfect houseplant for you if you’re looking to create a big, bold, tropical feel in your home. It features big (2-foot-wide) leaves that look like they have holes or cuts in them, giving rise to two of its other common names: Swiss cheese plant and split-leaf philodendron (while monstera is not […]

By |February 3rd, 2020|Blog, Garden Blog, Garden Tips|Comments Off on Houseplant of the Month: Monstera Deliciosa

How to Attract Birds

Overview of the Four Requirements for Attracting Backyard Birds

Wild birds require four things to be attracted to a backyard: food, water, shelter and nesting sites. If you make each of these four things available, you will be amazed at how many different species of birds become regular backyard guests.

Food

A good food source is the most […]

By |February 3rd, 2020|Blog, Garden Blog, Garden Tips|Comments Off on How to Attract Birds

Garden Questions & Answers

By |February 1st, 2020|Blog, Garden Blog, Garden Tips|Comments Off on Garden Questions & Answers

Houseplant of the Month: Phalaenopsis Orchid

If you are lucky enough to have a Phalaenopsis, you are about to enter the wonderful world of growing orchids! Phals are one of the easiest orchids to grow in the home. If you follow a few basic requirements, these plants will reward you with several months of beautiful blooms.

Water
How often you water will depend […]

By |January 14th, 2020|Blog, Garden Blog, Garden Tips, Gardening Articles, News, News and Tips|Comments Off on Houseplant of the Month: Phalaenopsis Orchid

Indoor Gardening with Kids

When the outdoor garden is tucked away for the winter — the saplings supported, the grass seed sown and the spring bulbs tucked snugly away in their flower beds — it’s time for indoor gardening fun!
Many plants can be successfully grown indoors by children, including the pits and seeds of many grocery items (who […]

By |January 14th, 2020|Blog, Garden Blog, Garden Tips, Gardening Articles, News, News and Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Indoor Gardening with Kids

NEW! Winter Seed Sowing!

By |January 14th, 2020|Blog, Garden Blog, Garden Tips, Gardening Articles, News, News and Tips|Comments Off on NEW! Winter Seed Sowing!