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 Ochsner



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Ornamental Pepper Indoor (Capsicum annuum)

Ornamental Pepper Indoor (Capsicum annuum)

Ornamental peppers are generally grown as decorative elements for their dainty, colorful fruits on compact plants. While they are edible, be cautious; nursery grown selections may have been treated with pesticides commonly used on ornamental plants. Enjoy plants indoors for their…



Red Twig Dogwood 'Sibirica' (Cornus alba)

Red Twig Dogwood 'Sibirica' (Cornus alba)

One of the best plants around for adding a touch of color to snowy winter landscapes, but this is a shrub with year-round appeal. White flower clusters in the spring are followed by dark berries that attract an array of birds. Autumn brings a flush of crimson foliage that eventually…



Common Snowball Bush, European Cranberry Viburnum (Viburnum opulus)

Common Snowball Bush, European Cranberry Viburnum (Viburnum opulus)

Extremely hardy deciduous shrub. Maple-like, dark green foliage turns red in autumn. Huge clusters of white flowers in late spring and early summer are followed by bright red fruit.



Vernal Witch Hazel, Ozark Witch Hazel (Hamamelis vernalis)

Vernal Witch Hazel, Ozark Witch Hazel (Hamamelis vernalis)

A delightful sight in late winter when frilly, fragrant flowers appear along the branches long before the foliage emerges. The deeply-veined leaves are very ornamental and turn golden-yellow in autumn. A rugged, carefree performer, native to the Ozark Plateau region of North America.