DIY Herbal infusions

DIY Herbal infusions

Get the scoop on making easy and tasty herb flavored oil, vinegar and more.

Posted Oct 29, 2014 in Into The Kitchen


Yellow Dock - A Jewel in the Weeds

Yellow Dock - A Jewel in the Weeds

Learn about the earthier cousin of French Sorrel.

Posted Oct 28, 2014 in The Garden's Edge by Brian Barth


Beyond the Blooms – Shrubs with Multi-Season Interest

Beyond the Blooms – Shrubs with Multi-Season Interest

A collection of varieties that offer beauty beyond flowers.

Posted Oct 27, 2014 in Digging Deeper by Nancy Stebbins


Preparing Container Plantings for Overwintering

Preparing Container Plantings for Overwintering

Get your container plants through the winter with a few simple steps.

Posted Oct 24, 2014 in ContainerScaping by Jenny Jurgensen


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Cedar Elm (Ulmus crassifolia)

Cedar Elm (Ulmus crassifolia)

This North American native is a lovely source of shade for hot, dry locations; even in situations with poor or compacted soil. Cedar Elm has the unusual characteristic of blooming and setting seeds in autumn. Foliage forms a rounded canopy over time with leaves turning golden yellow…

Autumn Sage, Cherry Sage (Salvia greggii)

Autumn Sage, Cherry Sage (Salvia greggii)

Nice shrub-like plant for difficult hot and dry locations. Foliage forms a dense bush sprinkled with bright tubular flowers. Butterflies and hummingbirds love this plant! Prune freely to maintain size and encourage fresh blooming.

Japanese Persimmon 'Fuyu' (Diospyros kaki)

Japanese Persimmon 'Fuyu' (Diospyros kaki)

An excellent variety for those wanting to avoid fruit with the tannins that give persimmons their tart flavor. The tomato-shaped fruits are mild and sweet and can be eaten when the fruit matures to a deep orange. There are male and female trees and it is best to plant one of each to…

Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta)

Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta)

Deciduous climbing vine with outstanding flowers and foliage. Dark green, ornamental foliage is complemented by fragrant white blooms. A hardy and vigorous selection that is sure to please.


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