Category: Seasonal Garden Tips

Spring Flowering Shrubs

In spring, after a long winter, nothing is more welcome than colorful flowers. With a wide range of sizes, colors, textures and shapes to choose from, no garden should be without at least one spring blooming shrub. Pinkshell Azalea (Rhododendron vaseyi) is a native deciduous azalea ideal for a woodland garden, shrub border or for […]

Colorful Fall Gardens

When most gardeners plan for a colorful fall garden the first plants which come to mind are chrysanthemums and asters. While an essential ingredient, they are hardly the only options available. There are a number of fall blooming perennials which can color to the garden late in the season. The following are only a few. […]

Fall Blooming Perennials

Perennials are those flowers which live for more than two seasons. They flower early, mid, or late season, die back to the ground in the winter and reemerge each spring. Perennials are treasured for their ability to grow larger and flower year after year. They’re also noted for their form, texture and vibrant color. The […]

10 Summer Blooming Shrubs

A misconception among gardeners is that once the spring has ended there are only a few flowering shrubs to chose from. While there are fewer shrubs in bloom during summer the ones which do flower provide stunning (hydrangea), fragrant (mockorange) flowers. The following are some popular, easy to grow choices. Bottlebrush Buckeye (Aesculus parviflora) is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Garden Projects For Early Spring

Spring Garden Projects Getting back into the garden as soon as the snow melt is a top priority for many people. As the temperature get warmer and the welcome colors of the spring bulbs begin to brighten up the landscape the garden begin to show signs of life once again. Here are a few projects […]

Garden Design For Winter

After the leaves have fallen from the trees, most people ignore their gardens until their bulbs begin to emerge in the spring. If planned well, a winter landscape can have a character all its own. Against the stark backdrop of snow and earth, you can plant a variety of plants that will add dimension to […]

Winter Pruning

Pruning is practiced to maintain plant health, control plant growth, and encourage flowering and fruiting. Late winter, before the onset of new growth, is an ideal time to prune deciduous trees and shrubs. During this time of year deciduous trees and shrubs are dormant. Pruning trees and shrubs in the winter, while the plants are […]