Daffodils are the most cost effective, pest-free perennial plants available and make wonderful companions with other bulbs, perennials, annuals and flowering shrubs. They grow in almost all areas of the United States as long as there is a discernible winter. Continue reading “DAFFODILS AND TULIPS”
When to Plant: You can plant most fall-planted bulbs when soil temperatures in your area drop to about 60°F. You can also keep planting, as necessary, LONG after the first frost, as long as the soil remains workable. Continue reading “BULBS AND MORE…”
So, with the cooler temperatures, it is time for YOU to start planning your winter housing for the tender plants you wish to keep.
There are a few problems you need to consider: Continue reading “TO MOVE OR NOT TO MOVE….PLANTS IN FOR THE WINTER”
Monarch butterflies are the most beautiful of all butterflies, some say, and are considered the “king” of the butterflies, hence the name “monarch”.
Continue reading “MONARCH BUTTERFLIES AND MILKWEED”
Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Butterfly weed is a native perennial with flat-topped, orange or yellow flower clusters at the ends of its stems or in its leaf axils. Continue reading “SEPTEMBER GIVE AWAY PLANTS”
JACOB’S LADDER Polemonium Reptans is a woodland native and has china blue, bell-shaped blooms in the spring. Plant in sun or part shade, 12” apart. Grows 8-12” tall. Tolerates deer. Continue reading “JUNE 2018 GIVE AWAY PLANTS (NATIVES)”
‘CAPE BLANCO’ SEDUM
Chalky white foliage emits a balsam-raspberry fragrance on warm, sunny days. Yellow blooms appear in summer, but are not the main attraction. This hardy perennial prefers full to part sun in well drained soil. 6” tall by 24” wide. Continue reading “MAY GIVE AWAY PLANTS”
May Day is not an overly prominent holiday in America. Yet it does have a long history as one of the world’s principal festivals. It seems to stretch back in time forever. Continue reading “MAY DAY, MAY POLES & MAY BASKETS”
There is a subtle difference in light preference for a plant labeled “part sun” vs. one that says “part shade.” But, essentially, the two terms mean about the same thing. Continue reading “DOES PART SHADE AND PART SUN MEAN THE SAME THING?”
Achillea millefolium, commonly called common yarrow, is a rhizomatous, spreading, upright to mat-forming perennial that is considered by many to be an aggressive weed. Continue reading “YARROW, ROUGH AND TOUGH”
The Bradford Pear tree (Pyrus calleryana). originated in China and was introduced in 1964 by the US Department of Agriculture as an ornamental tree. Continue reading “THE DESPISED BRADFORD PEAR (CALLERY PEAR) AND WHY”
All cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. While some types of succulents have somewhat exacting care requirements, most are easy to grow because they evolved with special water-storage tissues that allow them to survive in environments that are too dry for most other plants. Continue reading “CACTI & SUCCULENTS”