(ARA) – If you invest a bit of time now, you can ensure a bountiful harvest and a beautiful landscape to make this your best gardening season yet. Preparing a strong spring foundation means new plantings are better able to survive the heat, drought and pest attacks of summer. “Start your garden off right by […]
I love the rain!! I especially know how beneficial it is for us here in California. We are in another terrible drought, and so I know that every drop is important; but I was hoping to put out my walls of water and plant some tomatoes and peppers. I love getting plants out early. I […]
(ARA) – Sipping coffee on your back deck on a beautiful fall morning, you look up and gasp — there in your suburban oasis stands a small herd of deer. For a moment you pause, enchanted. An instant later, as the deer begin to munch on your landscape, you realize they’re just not as awestruck […]
New Plants and Accessories Star in Outdoor Scenes this Spring (ARA) – From picture-perfect roses to containers that are works of art, spring 2009 promises wonderful color and exciting new products for garden lovers everywhere. “People want shrubs and plants that look great, are easy to grow, are good for the environment and perform […]
(ARA) – Americans craving authenticity and fretting over a bleak economy have reinvigorated the trend to grow-it-yourself (GIY). From blueberries to houseplants, GIY is the new mantra as folks turn “back to the future” to simplify their lives while gardening for the greener good. “It’s a resurgence of gardening for the greater good — for […]
It was a long search that took me more than ten years. But finally I found it – the indoor house plant that will brighten up the end of a corridor 5 meters from my front door. The Aspidistra, commonly known as the Cast Iron plant, has graced the drawing rooms of many an otherwise drab […]
When you shop for house plants, trees or vegetables at a nursery, you’re greeted by row after row of great looking plants; but if you’re like most people, you have a hard time keeping them looking that way when you get them home. So what do nursery workers know that you don’t?