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Asparagus

Growing Asparagus

Asparagus is a hardy perennial that will last for 30 years or more in the garden. Plant: Plant near the side or edge of the garden where it will not interfere with annual tillage. Prepare the soil thoroughly before planting,…

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Rhubarb

Planting Rhubarb

Rhubarb is a perennial crop grown for its red stalk that has an acid flavor. It is among the first vegetables ready for use in spring. Once established Rhubarb may last for many years. When to Plant: It is best established…

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Air Plant

Air Plant Care

Air plants or Tillandsias are interesting plants which don't need soil to grow and are attractive for their low maintenance. They do have different requirements than most plants, however. While misting is helpful for them if they're in a dry…

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Tulip

Bulbs – how to plant

Spring bulbs are some of the first and brightest plants to bloom after winter.  Adding this fresh touch to the landscape is a fairly simple investment and can last years depending on the species of bulb.  Daffodils, tulips, crocus, and…

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Onions

Growing Onions

Onions are grown from sets, plants, or seed. Sets are small onion bulbs that are planted in the spring to produce green onions – scallions – or bulbs later in the season. Onions can be grown from seed, but seed…

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Coneflower Ruby Star

Drought Tolerant Plants

Drought tolerant plants are easy on the budget and grow well in our area during droughts. They are able to survive even if there are water restrictions or they are planted in an area that has no access to water.…

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Butterfly On Flower

Attracting Butterflies

When planning to attract butterflies to your garden, it is important to remember the following requirements: 1. Butterflies linger in sunny places! They are "cold blooded" and require warmth to be active. 2. Butterflies linger in places protected from the…

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Attracting Birds

Birds are often a welcome addition to the yard with their pleasant songs, bright colors, and interesting antics. Making your yard a welcoming place for them only takes a few simple steps. Putting out bird feeders is often the first…

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African Violet

African Violet Care

African Violets are arguably the best houseplants for reblooming and adding color to the indoors.  Plant breeders have also created lots of interesting colors, flower shapes, and even variegated leaves for this old favorite.  African violets are generally forgiving if…

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