Tropical Containers Ideas: Cloud Forest in a Hanging Basket

Tropical Containers Ideas: Cloud Forest in a Hanging Basket

Quite a few plants from the cloud forests of the world have made into nurseries and garden centers.

Posted Mar 27, 2015 in ContainerScaping by Brian Barth



Style & Substance: Gardens with a Deep Nurturing Purpose

Style & Substance: Gardens with a Deep Nurturing Purpose

These are garden styles that help support and nurture our ecosystem and us as its inhabitants. They take things beyond beautiful blooms, tasty tomatoes, and herbal infusions.

Posted Mar 20, 2015 in Show Me How by Dawn Sherwood



Easy Container Combos: Four at the Front Door

Easy Container Combos: Four at the Front Door

Two Containers and two plant pairs are all you need for a welcoming entry display.

Posted Mar 16, 2015 in ContainerScaping by Brian Barth



Forget-Me-Not – Plants of Yesteryear

Forget-Me-Not – Plants of Yesteryear

Dainty flowers with a truly unforgettable presence.

Posted Mar 12, 2015 in The Garden's Edge by Brian Barth



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Freesia (Freesia hybrid)

Freesia (Freesia hybrid)

A very familiar flower used in the floral trade for cut arrangements that is incredibly easy to grow in the home garden too! The charming, tubular flowers have a rich, sweet fragrance that has been a prized ingredient in perfumes for centuries. The wonderful scent can be enjoyed in…



Artichoke 'Green Globe' (Cynara scolymus)

Artichoke 'Green Globe' (Cynara scolymus)

Artichokes are native to the Mediterranean region and were originally prized as a delicacy reserved for the nobility. The part of the artichoke that is actually eaten is its flower buds. The tender heart of the bud is delicious for use in a variety of recipes, steamed, or pickled.…



Satsuma, Mandarin Orange 'Miho' (Citrus unshui)

Satsuma, Mandarin Orange 'Miho' (Citrus unshui)

Named for its guaranteed beauty, ‘Miho’ is sure to bring pleasure and appeal to the landscape. With a somewhat spreading habit, the nearly thornless branches are covered with glossy, fragrant leaves and bow gracefully with easy to peel, sweet, juicy fruit. The white blossoms are…



Dwarf Norway Spruce 'Pumila' (Picea abies)

Dwarf Norway Spruce 'Pumila' (Picea abies)

This very full and round evergreen shrub maintains it prim and proper form with the most minimal of occasional pruning. The soft formality and ease of care make this an excellent choice for gardeners seeking to create the structure of borders or boundaries without the time commitment…