Deterring Deer

December 2017- Tips & Tricks To Deter Deer

As a gardener, few things can be more frustrating than discovering that the plant that was thriving yesterday, was a midnight snack for a doe-eyed herbivore or her male counterpart. Herbivores are animals that feed primarily on grass and other plants and deer fall under this classification. Deer can wreak havoc on your ornamental plants … Read more…

Old Pumpkins

November 2017- Re-purposing Your Pumpkins

Now that Halloween is officially over you are probably thinking about tossing your pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns into the garbage. Before you do so, here are some suggestions on re-purposing your pumpkins. IMPORTANT: These suggestions for reusing pumpkins are for pumpkins that are free of wax, paint, preserving sealants, glitter, & artificial decorations. Compost Today For … Read more…


October 2017- Fall Is The Perfect Time To Divide Perennials

With summer in our rearview mirror and fall officially at our doorstep, now is the perfect time to divide your perennials. This is because dividing your perennials can be stressful and they’ll recover better from the shock in cooler, wetter conditions. Dividing perennials is not only a great way to save money by getting plantings … Read more…

seed saving

September 2017- Collecting & Saving Flower Seeds

Saving flower seeds is not only a great method of saving money and preserving your favorite flowering plants for next year’s plantings, it is also a simple task that allows you to share plants from your yard and garden for generations to come. The best seeds to collect and save are heirloom and open-pollinated plants. … Read more…

Pruning Perennials

August 2017- Forcing Your Perennials To Rebloom

We all enjoy seeing the colors and textures that perennials provide in our gardens for the 3-4 weeks that they are blooming and then they usually take a backseat to showy annuals. Did you know that many perennials have the capacity to rebloom or even bloom continuously for 2-3 months? This is possible if you … Read more…


July 2017- Summer Is A Great Season To Attract Birds To Your Yard

If you are someone that prefers being outdoors rather than being inside, enticing birds to your yard can add to that enjoyment. While winter bird feeding invites colorful songbirds to your yard when the landscape lacks color, attracting birds to your yard in the summer can be even more rewarding. Many birds have more colorful … Read more…

Container Gardening

June 2017- Vegetable & Herb Container Gardening

Don’t have the space or time to plant a garden? This doesn’t mean that you have to give up on the idea of having fresh vegetables or herbs. You can still plant a thriving garden on your patio, porch or anywhere that you have room to place a container. Container gardening is an easy and … Read more…


May 2017- Growing Flowers For Cutting

Everyone Loves Fresh Flowers! Now is the time to plant flowers that can be enjoyed in your garden or used to create your own fresh-cut flower arrangements. By planning and planting your very own cutting garden now, it’s possible to have enough flowers to be enjoyed by you and the recipients of your labor of … Read more…


April 2017- Pansies Thrive In Spring’s Cool Temperatures

With each tulip, daffodil, and hyacinth bloom we are tempted to start planting colorful annuals. However, with the threat of frost a real possibility throughout April, planting tender annuals such as geraniums, petunias, and other warm weather annuals is not recommended until May 1st or later. This does not mean that we can’t satisfy our … Read more…

Cool Season Vegetables

March 2017- Now Is The Time To Start Thinking About Cool-Season Vegetables

Growing your own vegetables can be fun, rewarding, and reduce your grocery bills. As soon as you can work the ground, plant cool-season vegetables such as lettuce, broccoli, peas, radishes, and cauliflower outdoors. These cold-hearty vegetables have the ability to survive frosty weather. Want to get a head start on warm-season vegetables? March is the … Read more…