Kudzu. Tree of Heaven. Purple Loosestrife. For many of you, just reading those name sent a shiver down your spine. Why? Because these botanical bullies are known as invasive plants, and they will mercilessly strangle the life out of native species if given even half a chance. To prevent invasive species from running amok, we suggest growing these native varieties which are just as beautiful and blessedly tame compared to their savage counterparts.Read More
It’s always fun to experiment with garden themes, and this week’s theme is Japanese gardening! From grasses to shrubs and trees, we’ve got all you need to sculpt your landscape into a masterpiece inspired by the Land of the Rising Sun.
As spring swiftly approaches, we gardeners are filled with that familiar ambivalent feeling—eager for the warm weather and beautiful blooms, but anxious about all the work we need to get done to get our garden started right! Don’t be caught off guard with the arrival of spring: follow this 8-step game plan to whip your garden into top shape by planting season!Read More
A new year means new opportunities and we are already planning ways to get the best out of the next 365 days. One way to get a jump on your new garden is picking the perfect varieties to let your landscape stand out from the crowd. We at Wayside Gardens are proud to present our top picks to give your garden the greatest advantage in 2017.Read More
According to science people have only 3 basic needs – food, water and shelter. Much like humans, plants really only need 3 things to survive – sunlight, water, and a growing medium. This is pretty cut and dry, so why is keeping your houseplants alive such a struggle? You’re resolved to keep your dreams and your plants alive this year and we’re here to help!Read More
Autumn means the nights are longer and chillier, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be filled with light. Don’t shoo your garden parties inside when you can enjoy the crisp fall evening by the warm brightness of firelight.Read More
Toadstools, morels, truffles – whatever you call them they are the delicious oddities that grace gardens and plates the world over. Once you see how easy and rewarding it is to grow your own crop, you might just become a fungal fanatic too!Read More
Life isn’t always about pastels and primary colors. They say the darker the berry the sweeter the juice, but does that hold true for the rest of the botanical world as well? Take a walk on the dark side and see how amazing these unique plants can truly be!Read More