Container Gardens for Butterflies

Container Gardens for Butterflies

General guidelines for growing butterfly friendly plants in containers.

Posted Mar 19, 2018 in ContainerScaping by



Forcing Flowering Branches Indoors

Forcing Flowering Branches Indoors

If you have access to flowering trees or shrubs that could spare a few branches, you are well on your way to a blossoming bouquet of spring!

Posted Mar 18, 2018 in Show Me How by



Spring Green Vibes

Spring Green Vibes

Even if things outside your dwelling are still buried under snow or just cold, stark and dingy, you can easily enjoy warmth and green freshness inside!

Posted Mar 11, 2018 in Show Me How by Dawn Sherwood



Identifying Trees in Winter

Identifying Trees in Winter

Record a few clues and reference a key and the true identity of your mystery tree will be quickly revealed!

Posted Jan 5, 2018 in Show Me How by Dawn Sherwood



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Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura)

Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura)

This plant gets its common name "Prayer Plant" because the leaves fold closed at night similar to a pair of praying hands. Colorful foliage adds a decorator touch to any room. Can also be grown outdoors during warm weather on a shaded porch, balcony or patio.



Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda)

Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda)

Extremely hardy, versatile and low maintenance evergreen tree. Attractive dark green, long needles provide interest year 'round. Loblolly Pines are one of the fastest growing southern pines and are very adaptive. These native trees can be identified by the number of needles in an…



Air Plant (Tillandsia species)

Air Plant (Tillandsia species)

Tillandsias are a diverse group of plants known as “epiphytes”, or air plants. In their native habitat of Central and South America, Tillandsias are found growing anchored to tree branches or rock walls. Plants attach themselves with roots, but nutrients are absorbed through the…



Holly (Ilex species)

Holly (Ilex species)

Holly is available in a wide range of sizes and foliage colors. All types have beautiful, glossy foliage and many produce attractive berries that are a treat for birds and other wildlife. This is a great shrub for hedges or foundation plantings, or plant small groups of fruiting…