Top Five: Low Care, High Reward Perennials for Sun

Top Five: Low Care, High Reward Perennials for Sun

5 perennial stars for sunny spaces!

Posted May 25, 2017 in Show Me How by Brian Barth



Just the Right Touch: Contrasting Textures in Container Gardens

Just the Right Touch: Contrasting Textures in Container Gardens

Because container gardens are so tightly arranged and usually viewed from up close, they are the perfect venue for studying texture.

Posted May 22, 2017 in ContainerScaping by Brian Barth



Grill-baked Berry Bread Pudding

Grill-baked Berry Bread Pudding

A delicious grilled Berry Bread Pudding that's perfect for late spring or early summer!

Posted May 18, 2017 in Into The Kitchen by



Simple Tips to Beat the Heat

Simple Tips to Beat the Heat

Equip yourself with a few smart strategies and keep your garden looking vibrant and yourself as 'cool as cucumber'.

Posted May 15, 2017 in Show Me How by Kay Bishop



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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.