Don’t you just love when squirrels eat out of your birdfeeders, feasting before the poor birds even get a single seed? Or how about when squirrels find their way into your roof, and nest right above your bedroom? Listening to them scamper all through the night is so soothing!Read More
Can you guess which of these plants is grown on Earth, and which ones have been found on other planets? (Hint: you can buy all of these).Read More
Did you know that plants can communicate? No, we’re not crazy! Plants can actually talk to one another, but in a language that we can’t understand. Although, some scientists have been trying to understand it, and they’ve begun to catch on.Read More
What is National Bird Day?
National Bird Day is a time to think about birds, their beauty, how they live, what they need, and how we treat them. Not only is this a day for celebration, but it’s also a time to raise awareness of the plights faced by common and rare birds all around the world.Read More
First, a Cautionary Tale
Last year when I went on vacation I knew I was going to be gone for the better part of two weeks, and I didn’t want my poor houseplants to die without me, so I did a little research on how to make an automatic plant watering device. Then I proceeded to waste hour after hour on some McGuyver-like watering contraption that turned out to be an epic fail.Read More
Battle of the Butterfly Bush
Few garden plants are truly “controversial”, but Buddleia is.Read More
Ghouls and Goblins won’t kill you. But these plants could.
Many of the garden plants we grow for ornamental reasons got their vibrant, exotic colors as nature’s way of saying “Warning—Poison!” While most of these are innocuous enough sitting in pots or in the garden, if ingested they could cause illness of varying severity, and sometimes even death.Read More
I’d be happy to even get back what I paid for my house. With so many foreclosures still on the market, demand for houses is still flagging. But Greg Brand had 5 offers in 48 hours after people toured his 2.6 acre property in Nebraska. His asking price? $415,000.
The key to this property’s appeal is its incredible back yard, which is broken up into different garden “rooms”. His 9 gardens embrace many themes, including a woodland garden, an English garden, a Japanese garden featuring a magnificent $150,000 cedar tea-house, a rock/succulent garden, and even a “sand volleyball” garden. The property is packed with plants, including 205 trees, 980 perennials, 550 annuals, and 8,000 bulbs! Of all of these, Brand says the most unique ones come from Wayside Gardens.Read More