Monthly Archives: February 2013

Traditional vs. Encore

The key reason to purchase an Azalea is for its bloom. Our traditional Azaleas typically have large blooms in the spring for 4-6 weeks. Encore Azaleas have a slightly smaller bloom that is also seen in spring, but will have an “encore” performance in summer and...

Crape Murder Repair

Crape Myrtles that have been continually cut back severely year to year will develop a “knuckle” at the end of each trunk. This is commonly referred to as “Crape murder”. Although it doesn’t actually kill the tree, it weakens the structure and healthy of the tree....

So you want to be a beekeeper?

Beekeeping is easy and fun…and yummy too! If you are considering starting a hive, here are a few things to consider: Know your zoning rules– Does your city allow beekeeping? Does your HOA? Bee Allergies– Is anyone in your family allergic to honeybees? Neighbors– Are your...

How to make a Leaf Casting

Leaf casting is an easy way to create artistic treasures that build upon the beauty of nature. It’s also a way to create lasting memories of your garden. The most stunning castings all begin with a beautiful blemish-free leaf with great veins.   Tools and Materials...

Terrariums are easy!

Materials needed: 1. Clean, clear, colorless glass container with or without a lid. Using a container with a wide mouth is easier to plant and maintain. 2. Potting soil (2-3 cups or about a 3 inch depth) 3. One cup 3/8” pebble or about 1 inch...

So you want to be a beekeeper?

Beekeeping is easy and fun…and yummy too! If you are considering starting a hive, here are a few things to consider: Know your zoning rules– Does your city allow beekeeping? Does your HOA? Bee Allergies– Is anyone in your family allergic to honeybees? Neighbors– Are your...

March Gardening Tips

March: Now is the time to… Annuals – Start planting spring annuals such as geraniums, petunias, begonias, impatiens, cosmos, dahlias, etc. – Re-do winter containers and hanging baskets – make sure they have drain holes! – Do not cut back foliage on bulbs until after they...