Create a Pollinator Garden

What you can do? Tips for Creating a Pollinator Friendly Garden Habitat By planting a pollinator-friendly garden you are making a difference for honey bees, bumble bees, other bees and pollinators that bring us 1 in every 3 bites of food. Establishing habitat can be challenging but there are certain things you can do to make it easier and more …

Get Creative with Succulents

Not many plants are as tolerant of their growing conditions like succulents are. Here’s how to make an easy table top design that is beautiful on its own, or works as a part of a larger project such as a fairy garden.

Create a Pollinator Garden

What you can do? Tips for Creating a Pollinator Friendly Garden Habitat By planting a pollinator-friendly garden you are making a difference for honey bees, bumble bees, other bees and pollinators that bring us 1 in every 3 bites of food. Establishing habitat can be challenging but there are certain things you can do to make it easier and more …

Earth Day 2017

WHEN IS EARTH DAY 2017? This observance always falls on April 22. On Earth Day, enjoy the tonic of fresh air, contact with the soil, and companionship with nature! Walk through the woods in search of emerging wildflowers and green moss. Go outside, no matter what the weather! WHAT IS EARTH DAY? Ever wondered how Earth Day started? This observance arose …

Fragrant Garden

Enjoy a Fragrant Garden The butterflies favorite blooms are the sweetest, most colorful ones. Their main food is nectar from flowers and the best way to attract them to your home garden is to plant their favorites in large groupings. As far as butterflies are concerned there can never be too many flowers! Make sure your garden produces nectar flowers all through …

A Succulent Garden

Selecting Drought Tolerant Plants The plants listed are just a partial listing of plants that have been shown to be drought tolerant. All plants, regardless of how tough that might be, will need watering until the root system is established. The key to effective watering is when and how you water. Always water early in the morning and try to use a soaker hose, or …

Deer Resistant Gardens

Selecting Deer Resistant Plants Deer damage has become more prevalent due to increasing deer population, real estate development, and human population shifting from cities to suburban living. Although one of the best insurances against deer damage is a fence, the more aesthetically pleasing alternative is to landscape with deer-resistant plants. There are several reasons a plant can be deer resistant. Tastes, preferences and digestibility vary with plant …

Butterfly Gardens

Creating a Butterfly Garden The butterflies favorite blooms are the sweetest, most colorful ones. Their main food is nectar from flowers and the best way to attract them to your home garden is to plant their favorites in large groupings. As far as butterflies are concerned there can never be too many flowers! Make sure your garden produces nectar flowers all through the season so they …

Go Native!

Selecting Native Plants Today, people everywhere are discovering the benefits of “going native,” and native plant sources are becoming more numerous. Natives, after all, offer many of the benefits of exotic cultivars without the exhaustive requirements. By establishing native plants in your yard, you will decrease water dependence, reduce the need for fertilizer and pest control, and create a renewed sense of place for birds, other wildlife, …