September 2018- Don’t Take Down Your Hummingbird Feeders Just Yet

Many bird enthusiasts believe that hummingbird feeders should be taken down on Labor Day to prevent hummers from staying in the area too long, resulting in these little birds missing optimal migration weather or even freezing to death. In fact, hummingbirds are genetically programmed to head south in the fall at the correct time. It’s … Read more


August 2018- Winning The Battle Against Japanese Beetles

At one time or another, every gardener has experienced the frustration of having damage caused by Japanese Beetles. With its shiny copper color and brilliant emerald green head, these damaging insects are anything but a welcome site. There are no guaranteed ways to eliminate these insects, but you can take steps to minimize their presence. … Read more


July 2018- How To Grow Showstopping Roses

We all know that roses are the “Crown Jewel” of the garden, but many people are hesitant to plant roses for fear that they are too much work. In reality, roses require less maintenance than many other plants and even your lawn. Growing roses can be rewarding for so many reasons. They add beauty to … Read more


June 2018- The Difference In Annuals & Perennials

Enjoying blooms from spring through fall is easy when you plant a combination of annuals and perennials. While annuals provide instant color that lasts all season and have to be planted every year, perennials will bloom from 1-4 weeks but only have to be planted once and return year after year. Annuals Most annual flowers … Read more

Attracting Mason Bees

May 2018- Attracting Beneficial Pollinators

The Importance of Pollinators Pollinators are organisms that carry pollen from one flower to another. Key pollinators include birds, bees, butterflies, bats, beetles, and even ants. In the U.S. there are over 150 food crops which require animal pollination in order to produce fruit and seeds needed for reproduction. Up to 95% of all flowering … Read more


April 2018- We Are Diggin’ April

April is the time of year that the threat of snow and freezing temperatures give way to warmer, longer days. Although it is too early to start planting tender annuals, the soil is starting to warm up and become workable, making this the ideal time to plant trees. Spring blooming trees are a welcome sign of … Read more


March 2018- A Healthy Lawn Starts Now

With spring right around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about what you can do to achieve and maintain a healthy lawn. All it takes is just a few easy do-it-yourself steps and you can enjoy a lawn full of lush, green grass all season long. Fertilizer In late February grass is starting … Read more


February 2018- The Symbolism of Flower Colors

We all know that February is the month of love and romance but do you also know that there is symbolism in the color of the flowers that we buy for ourselves and others? RED No matter where the color red is used it makes a bold statement. It is a symbol of passion, desire, … Read more

Joys Of Bird Watching

January 2018- Discover The Joys of Bird Watching

Every year, an estimated 85 million Americans enjoy feeding, observing or photographing wild birds. Only one hobby, gardening, has more fans. Bird watching, sometimes called birding, is a great hobby to get involved in. Bird watching is a great way to get in touch with nature and anyone can do it. It requires little or … Read more

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