Category Archives: How To Advice

Drought Tolerant Plants

This year's dry weather and oppressive heatwave have had many of us scrambling to keep up with watering.  Moisture loving plants pout, crisp, and languish in the relentless dry heat. Luckily, there are many plants that can withstand dry periods after they're established. Read on for our list of drought tolerant plants that … Continue Reading ››

Plants for Wet Soils

Wet soils are a challenge for both gardeners and landscape plants alike. Many plants struggle and eventually die in oxygen deprived soil, so choosing the right plants for wet sites is critical. If you're dismayed at loosing plants over and over in a boggy area, fret not! Here's our list of plants for … Continue Reading ››

Trees and Shrubs for Pollinator Gardens

Annuals and perennials aren't the only game in town when it comes to supporting pollinators. Many trees and shrubs are perfect for pollinator gardens and offer not only food, but essential protection and habitat for an array of pollinators.

Another fantastic benefit of planting trees and shrubs for pollinators is that many support other … Continue Reading ››

‘Tis the Season… for Leaf Gall

Have you noticed strange spots, bumps, or lumps on your tree’s leaves? If so, it could be leaf gall.

It sounds extreme, but gall is nothing to panic about. While it is unsightly, seasonal gall shouldn't negatively impact the health of an otherwise vigorous tree and does not require treatment. 

Leaf gall is caused by … Continue Reading ››

Perennials for Container Gardening

Gardening season is in full swing, and designing annual containers is one of our favorite creative gardening endeavors! There are so many beautiful annuals to play with that we could fill hundreds of pages- but what about perennials that are great for containers? Using perennials for container gardening expands gardeners' choices ever further, … Continue Reading ››