Succulent Roof Birdhouse

Succulent Roof Birdhouse

How to make a unique home for your feathered friends.

Posted Feb 20, 2017 in Show Me How by Brian Barth



Houseplant Basics – Tips on Choosing and Caring for Interior Plants

Houseplant Basics – Tips on Choosing and Caring for Interior Plants

Just the right advice to get you started with houseplants.

Posted Feb 13, 2017 in Digging Deeper by Dawn Sherwood



Flower of February: Violet

Flower of February: Violet

Violet's Latin genus name of Viola is believed to have come from “Ione" and the Greek legend of Jupiter having to change his lover Io into a cow, for protection, and then create Viola blooms for her to graze on more happily than grass.

Posted Feb 6, 2017 in The Garden's Edge by



Cool Season Container Herbs for the South

Cool Season Container Herbs for the South

Details on cilantro, parsley and chive for southern gardeners.

Posted Jan 15, 2017 in ContainerScaping by Jenny Jurgensen



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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…



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…



African Violet (Saintpaulia ionantha)

African Violet (Saintpaulia ionantha)

A rosette of lush foliage supports a beautiful display of blooms throughout the year. Depending on variety, flower types vary from single to double and even ruffled, in a wide range of colors. Brighter, filtered light is best in winter months for continuous flowering.