Designing a wildlife-friendly landscape

We love watching the bunnies hopping across the lawn or ground squirrels scurrying away with a…

Tips for seed starting success

You created your wish list, ordered some or all of the seeds you will need, and…

Planning and designing a productive vegetable garden

Whether planning your first, second or tenth vegetable garden it can be overwhelming. There are so…

Managing a Difficult Insect Pest on Houseplants

A sticky substance on plant leaves, plant stands, and the floor are often the first clue…

Testing Leftover Seeds for Viability

The beginning of a new year finds many gardeners preparing for the growing season ahead. Clearing…

Fall Garden Tasks to Protect Your Landscape from Winter Wildlife Damage

As the seasons change, we adjust our gardening tasks and plantings to match. Animals also make…

Homegrown Garnishes Add Flavor, Nutrition and Eye Appeal to Meals

Make your meals just a bit more special with homegrown garnishes.  You invest time and money…

Plant in Fall for a Colorful Spring Display

It’s time to think spring. Fall is the time to plant tulips, daffodils, crocus and other…

Give Your Landscape a Late Summer Facelift

Whether it is the hot weather, the age of your landscape or simply the need for…

Tomato Troubles

You waited all season for that first red ripe tomato only to discover less-than-perfect fruit. Don’t worry,…

Support Native Bees and Enjoy the Many Benefits

Pollinators are responsible for about 75% of the food we eat. The European honeybee is the…

Healthy Plants, but No Tomatoes?

No fruit on your tomato plants is likely due to the weather. Tomatoes thrive in warm,…

Keep your landscape looking good with less effort

Keep your garden looking its best and reduce your workload by enlisting practices that provide multiple…

Safely manage insect pests in your gardens

You plant and tend your garden hoping to enjoy a bountiful harvest and beautiful blooms. Despite…

Protect Your Landscape from Hungry Critters

While you’re busy filling your landscape with beautiful flowers and scrumptious vegetables, the deer, rabbits and…