Tipsy Pot Towers DIYs

Tipsy Pot Towers DIYs

These delightful container arrangements add color and height to a small space garden, deck or balcony.

Posted May 25, 2016 in Show Me How by Dawn Ochsner



Creating a Bridal Bouquet of Succulents

Creating a Bridal Bouquet of Succulents

Succulents have become a hot (and green) trend in the world of wedding must-haves.

Posted May 19, 2016 in Show Me How by



Beneficial Mulches Assist with Chemical-Free Garden Health

Beneficial Mulches Assist with Chemical-Free Garden Health

Long before modern day use as a purely decorative element, mulch had an established history of benefitting plants, soil and gardeners. This is still its highest calling. A good layer of beneficial mulch can reduce stress on plants by regulating soil temperatures and reducing moisture loss and competition from weeds.

Posted May 19, 2016 in Show Me How by



Butterfly Gardening for Kids

Butterfly Gardening for Kids

Introduce children to the beauty, wonder and science of butterflies.

Posted May 19, 2016 in Show Me How by



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Calibrachoa (Calibrachoa Hybrid)

Calibrachoa (Calibrachoa Hybrid)

Blooms resembling miniature petunias cover an abundance of trailing stems in a lush and colorful display. A tender perennial most commonly grown as an annual. Easy care and heat tolerant. Many botanical authorities consider Calibrachoa to belong to the genus petunia.



Scaevola, Fan Flower (Scaevola aemula)

Scaevola, Fan Flower (Scaevola aemula)

The blooms of this species resemble tiny fans, unfolded against the summer heat. Perennial in its native Australia, fan flower is a favorite for use in annual combinations elsewhere. Very heat tolerant.



Marigold (Tagetes species)

Marigold (Tagetes species)

Marigolds naturally repel many insects that infest vegetable plants. Plant a border around the vegetable garden to add a splash of color and help repel pests. They bring a non-stop burst of sunny bright blooms to the garden or containers, and their texture is the perfect compliment…



Sun Star, Orange Star Plant (Ornithogalum dubium)

Sun Star, Orange Star Plant (Ornithogalum dubium)

Bright starry blooms cluster atop narrow leaves for a striking display of bold color and crisp form. Use solo as a centerpiece or arrange amongst a backdrop of foliage plants. Once flowering has ended, reduce watering to a minimum.