Flower & Pollinator Gardening

The Best Hanging Basket Bloomers for Shade

Shaded porches and patios are prime spots for hanging baskets. We spend most of our outdoor leisure time in the […]

Summer Coleus for Nonstop Color

Summer Coleus for Nonstop Color

The old saying goes, “Call me anything you like, but don’t call me late for dinner.”  For a long time, […]

Cool Season Annuals for Spring and Fall

Cool Season Annuals for Spring and Fall

Annuals aren’t just a summer thing.  True, many popular annuals – such as marigolds, zinnias, castor beans, portulacas, and celosias […]

Border Carnations

  Carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus and hybrids), with their ragged, “pinked” edges, lovely colors, and long vase life, are staples of [&hell...

Best New Flowering Shrubs for 2024

Flowering shrubs are garden mainstays for bringing structure and seasonal color to beds, front borders, and large containers. 2024 brings […]

African Violets

The National Garden Bureau has decreed that 2024 is the “Year of the African Violet”.  Coming in January, generally a […]