Pruning Roses

Pruning is one of the most important tasks when it come to proper roses care. Roses are pruned for the following reasons; it encourages new growth and bloom, removes dead or broken stems, improves air circulation through the plant and allows one to give the rose shape. Useful Rose Pruning Tips: Always wear a quality […]

Colorful Summer Gardens

In mid-summer the perennial border is at its peak with a wide variety of sun-loving flowers in bloom. There are even some long lasting, early blooming flowers still providing color as well as some signs of the later blooming perennials. Choose flowers for the mid-season garden which work well with your favorite annuals. Annuals are […]

Using Evergreens For Winter Interest

Though evergreen trees and shrubs are important to the garden all year long, they are perhaps most noticed during the winter. After the deciduous plants lose their leaves, evergreens become the prominent feature in the landscape. As one of the few colors in the garden, they help brighten up a barren winter landscape. Some evergreens, […]

Lawn Alternatives

From Maine to Florida to California lawns are the most ubiquitous garden feature in the landscape. Turf grasses, however, are rarely a natural occurrence and are extremely high maintenance. Between fertilizer, weekly mowing and other tasks such as aerating, lawns are among the most labor intensive and chemically drenched types of landscapes. While some lawn […]

Winter Interest – Silhouette

In the winter, after the flowers are gone and leaves have fallen to the ground, the basic structure and shape of garden plants becomes an important feature in the landscape. While evergreen trees and shrubs can have dramatic silhouettes all year long, the branching structure of deciduous trees and shrubs is hidden most of the […]

Ridding Your Pond of Algae

Pond algae is probably one of things that most easily frustrate pond owners. The only thing more frustrating is actually controlling algae. Algae is easily one of, if not the biggest concerns for owners of new ponds. The problem tends to occur in new ponds because they have not yet achieved the proper balance between […]

Colorful Spring Gardens

In the spring, while trees and shrubs are still showing their pale green new growth, the early border generally consists of colorful bulbs and a few early blooming perennials against a backdrop of green foliage and brown earth. Spring bulbs are perhaps the most important flower in the early spring garden. Spring bulbs, a welcome […]

Full Sun Gardens

Full sun gardens require plants which are sun loving as they’ll be able to tolerate the hottest summer days as well as the dry conditions of this environment. Once established most perennials need little care, other than deadheading. Plant a variety of perennials with varying bloom times. This will provide your garden color from spring […]

Planting Garden Shrubs

Thoughtful planning, careful plant selection and proper site preparation are essential to the success of new plants in the garden.  In spring, searching for new shrubs can be exciting yet overwhelming.  With so much new stock at the nursery, it can be difficult to decide what to buy.  To be sure your investment in new […]