It’s Not Too Late To Mulch

Is it too late to talk about mulch? No, indeed! We’re coming up on the hottest part of the year when mulch can help keep roots cool and growing (remember – grow the roots, the rest of the plant will take care of itself) and when we need to conserve moisture. Everyone asks how much mulch to apply and when …

Keeping Them Lush and Blooming

Fertilizing plants can be a bit bewildering, but to get the most out of your plants, especially container plants, it is essential.  Have you ever wondered why some people and places seem to have larger, fuller plants?  The likely answer is regular fertilization and correct watering.  While many plants will do OK with little or no fertilizer, they will reach …

The Easy Way To Grow Roses

Until recently, many gardeners saw roses as too frustrating or time consuming for average people. Further, the amount of fungicides and insecticides required were not ecologically or economically friendly. Fortunately, advances in rose breeding have changed all this, making roses something any gardener can enjoy. Often called shrub or landscape roses, these are bred for resistance to the many rose …

Pizza Planter

They say the way to Dad’s heart is through his stomach, so why not say Happy Father’s day this year with a ‘Pizza Planter’? It is a fun and playful way to tell all the Dads out there how much you care – plus who can resist pizza? The key to this planter is combining all the elements into one …

Gardening is Fun!

What comes to mind when you hear the word “gardening”? Some immediately think of hard work: tilling the soil, pulling the weeds, planting crops, getting your hands dirty. Others consider gardening to be a way to reconnect with nature after a stressful day at work, a way to help feed pollinators, a means to be able to grow what they …

10 Hardy, Deer Resistant Proven Winners Perennials

There is nothing worse than walking out into the garden, only to find that the deer have devoured your favorite plants overnight. Short of installing a nine-foot-tall fence and repeatedly applying repellents, there are few sure cures for the problem, but planting things they don’t prefer to eat will help. Let’s look at ten plants that deer typically will pass …

2017 Annual of the Year: Supertunia® Vista Bubblegum® Petunia

It’s easy to see why the most iconic petunia in the Proven Winners line was selected as the Annual of the Year. You will be amazed at the satisfaction you’ll feel when you grow a gorgeous garden or overflowing container of Supertunia Vista Bubblegum petunias. You can count on wall-to-wall pink blooms from spring to frost on this incredibly vigorous …