Cauliflower is not the easiest to grow. It requires cool temperatures and consistently moist, well-fed soil. Even if you get all of that right, you may need to blanch your plants to get those nice white heads on your cauliflower. Read more
Whether you’re just getting into gardening or have been growing flowers and veggies for years, you need the right tools to get your plants in tip-top shape. Good, durable garden tools go a long way in making all those garden chores a little more enjoyable.
Find out which tool you should add to your collection today. Read more
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There’s a lot to love about SunPatiens, the annual that will give you constant blooms from spring through frost. Once they’re established, they don’t need much except for water, and they’ll grow in shade and full sun.
Did you know that there are three types of SunPatiens? Read more
A holiday weekend is a good time to tackle some of those projects around the house and garden that you’ve been putting off. Weeding your garden beds is probably one of them. It seems that weeds grow faster than the plants we actually want to grow, and getting rid of the weeds is no fun. But, with the right tools, you can get the weeds out efficiently and will have more time to do something fun. Read more
We’ve been growing eggplant in the garden for many years. There are so many varieties and delicious way to prepare them. One of my favorite eggplants to grow right now is the ‘Shikou’ eggplant that’s part of the Home Grown Seed Collection.
Here are some fun facts about eggplants that you may not know.
There are several ways to deter deer from trampling through your garden. I cover some of them here, but today we’ll focus on a favorite—plants! This list may not hold true 100 percent of the time, but most of the time these plants will send deer running for the hills and away from your fruits and veggies. Read more
No one wants a brown flower bed. To keep your garden full of color, you need blooms that can beat the heat! By selecting the right plants for my climate, I don’t have to work as hard to keep the garden looking good during the dog days of summer. These plants will survive the heat and produce colorful blooms or foliage with staying power up to and, in some cases, even through the fall. Read more
Blooms are great for adding visual interest to a landscape and attracting those all-important pollinators. Part of the allure of a flower garden also is its wonderful fragrance! Here are 15 of our favorite fragrant plants for adding beauty and lovely scents to your outdoor spaces. Read more
Herbs aren’t just for eating. Flowering herbs add visual interest to the garden or container combinations. And, keep in mind, the flowers are edible too, so toss them into a salad or cocktail to dress up something ordinary. Read more
Watermelon may just be the “Miss Congeniality” of the garden. Unlike most fruits and veggies, watermelons don’t have any real enemies in the garden. But, certain edibles and flowers definitely make better bedfellows for watermelons than others. Read more