Container Garden

Caring For Containers in Summer

More and more people are discovering the joy of container gardening. They may have limited space – or limited time – in which to garden. For them a couple of containers on their balcony, patio, or porch steps will do the trick nicely. We are now in the middle of summer heat when all plants, whether in the ground or in a container, will be stressed. To help you and your container garden survive...

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Mixed Berries

Sweet Summer

Hey guys, this is a lightning-fast post to say I’m off for a week on a trip to Ohio. Now that may not sound like the “garden spot” of the world but for me it’s definitely where I want to go. I’m off to attend one of the biggest horticultural conferences in the country Cultivate ’16. This is my first time so I’m simultaneously nervous and excited. In the meantime, I thought I’d drop...

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Celebrating American Flowers Week

Just because I love herbs doesn’t mean I don’t also love and adore fresh cut flowers. Nothing quite brightens my day like the sight and scent of fresh flowers. That is why I want you to join me in celebrating American Flowers Week, June 28 – July 4, by gathering flowers and foliage from your garden and combining it with American-grown flowers to make a patriotic bouquet for the Fourth of July. Of course, you...

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My Bay Laurel Victory

Last week I managed to get out in the garden and complete a rather difficult task. My bay laurel tree had slowly grown to a prodigious size since I planted it 8-10 years ago. The glossy branches were healthy and wonderful but they were crowding their neighbors and threatening to dominate the front yard. It was time to trim it to a more reasonable girth. To do this I had to get down on...

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