I began to search for some Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium spp.) to incorporate into my own garden when I saw it growing in the garden of one of my plumber husband’s customers. The stately Joe-Pye weed was hard to miss; yet it turned out to be difficult to find. At local greenhouses, I received blank stares. (Fortunately a fellow vendor at… Read more
Cooking with fresh herbs can make a good dish great and also add flavor which reduces the need for extra salt. Having fresh herbs at your fingertips in your own herb garden makes using herbs in cooking practical and easy. No longer will you have to make special trips to the store just for fresh herbs when you have an… Read more
If you are looking for a great drought-tolerant plant for your xeriscape design, the wine cup (Callirhoe) is a perfect choice. This Texas native cannot only tolerate drought but heat and lean soil, as well.
It is easy to understand how this summer-blooming plant got its nickname. The flowers are shaped like cups and come in colors of magenta to wine.… Read more
Red Berries are particularly useful when they persist long enough to brighten the dark days of last fall and winter. Hollies are among the best ornamental plants that produce bright red berries. The American holly, English holly, and Winterberry are three outstanding hollies that produce red berries well into the winter. The American and English hollies are extremely popular for… Read more
The Hummingbird is a long-time favorite of gardeners; little jeweled fliers that buzz about almost too quick to see at times. They are so lovely and entertaining so attracting them to the garden by planting some of their favorite plants is a worthwhile thing to do!
Here are ten of my favorite plants for attracting hummingbirds:
Monarda: Also called BeeBalm this… Read more
My first exposure to the propagation of living plants came at age eight when I watched my young mother, who claimed to have two Green Thumbs, pick up a three-foot long branch that had been broken from a willow tree, strip several of the lower, smaller branches, and stick it into the moist ground.
She explained to me that if we… Read more
Springtime is right around the corner, and there are many people who enjoy decorating their home for the season. There are two ways you can decorate for spring. The first way is to use anything and everything that represents spring. The second way is to pick a more specific theme, such as flowers.
There are plenty of flower decorations to choose… Read more