Q: A friend is looking for ideas to plant on the side of her house that sees almost no sun at all. She needs something to go with the inevitable hostas. Tip #1: Ferns will do wonderfully. Ferns have varied texture like other plants have colorful blooms. Small to large leaves. Wide to narrow…Read More The Best Shade Plants for a Shady Side of a House
If you have room for only one edible plant, consider growing elderberries. This arching eight-foot tall shrub is easy to grow, anchors the mixed border with its bold compound foliage and flowers, and of course, provides glorious clusters of shiny, dark purple berries. Elderberries come in a variety of cultivars and species. The American…Read More Elderberries for Every Garden
Lawn aeration is a technique that most people will use at some time or another to keep their lawn looking fresh and healthy year after year. However, at the same time, there are also a lot of people are who are still left wondering what lawn aeration is and what it actually does. This is…Read More What is Lawn Aeration and What Does it Do?
Weeping Norway Spruce (family: Pinaceae) is a rare, exquisite looking conifer that creates a great focal point for any garden. They are very slow growing and easy to care for. This variety of spruce grows outward instead of upward. Left untrained, it will grow 1-3 ft tall and 10-15 ft wide at maturity. However, if…Read More Weeping Norway Spruce
Buddleia, also known as, ‘butterfly bush’, is one of the most beautiful and easiest flowers to care for. The blooms may be purple, white, pink, or red and appear in late summer. The leaves are gray-green and range from 4-10” long and are 1-3” wide. Even though butterfly bushes are an easy plant to…Read More Planting and Care for Buddleia (Butterfly Bush)