6 Small Shrubs and Trees that Shine in Winter

6 Small Shrubs and Trees that Shine in Winter

Choices to keep the garden beautiful even in the cold.

Posted Nov 2, 2016 in Digging Deeper by Brian Barth



Savory Pumpkin Soup

Savory Pumpkin Soup

A delightful fall soup to warm the whole family up. You can even the roast the pumpkin seeds and use them as a garnish!

Posted Nov 1, 2016 in Into The Kitchen by Corey Saldarelli



Growing Conifers in the South

Growing Conifers in the South

Often thought of as plants best-suited to cold climates, the rich textures and subtle color combinations of conifers can also be enjoyed in the South.Spruces, fir trees and their ilk have always been a favorite of northern gardeners, but some of their cousins grow nicely in hot,…

Posted Oct 30, 2016 in Show Me How by Brian Barth



Cornucopia DIY

Cornucopia DIY

… Assemble your own Horns of Plenty

Posted Oct 28, 2016 in Show Me How by Dawn Sherwood



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Lenten Rose, Christmas Rose (Helleborus species)

Lenten Rose, Christmas Rose (Helleborus species)

Dense growing, palmate foliage brings lush coverage to shady gardens. Large, yet elegant saucer to cup-like blooms appear anywhere from late winter to mid-spring depending on variety and garden zone.



Arborvitae, Cedar (Thuja species)

Arborvitae, Cedar (Thuja species)

A diverse species that comes in a variety of forms and foliage colors. This is a slow-growing shrub, making it a good choice for novice gardeners or those who want big color with little maintenance. The feathery evergreen foliage is a refreshing sight in the winter landscape. Many…



Anthurium Indoors (Anthurium species)

Anthurium Indoors (Anthurium species)

Anthurium bring the beauty of lush, green foliage to any room, with little care. An added bonus are the large, interesting blooms that look as if someone painted a leaf with glossy enamel! The blooms make for long lasting cut flowers, but be cautious of the sap, which can cause skin…



Colorado Blue Spruce (Picea pungens glauca)

Colorado Blue Spruce (Picea pungens glauca)

Symmetrical, pyramidal tree with stiff horizontal branches. Gray-green to blue-green needles are very rigid and form all around the stem. More drought tolerant than other Picea species.



Rosemary 'Sudbury Blue' (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Rosemary 'Sudbury Blue' (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Strongly upright plant. The aromatic, flavorful leaves can be used fresh or dried to add flavor to meats and sausages, stuffings and stews. Try adding fresh sprigs to vinegar or olive oil to create delicious sauces or dressings. Plant along walkways or in mixed borders to enjoy the…



Asparagus Fern Indoors 'Sprengeri' (Asparagus densiflorus)

Asparagus Fern Indoors 'Sprengeri' (Asparagus densiflorus)

This plant is no relation to true asparagus, but gets its name from the soft, airy fronds that resemble the foliage of the vegetable asparagus plant. Wonderful used solo as a calming accent or grouped with other plants to create a lush, natural setting.