There’s an old joke that goes: “Gardening: Cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes!” And while we chuckle at this pithy saying, there’s a lot of truth to it. With the myriad worries of the world on our shoulders it’s only natural for us to want a brief escape from it all. Fortunately, your garden can be that escape when you have just the right elements to make is so.Read More
When you buy flower bulbs like dahlias and lilies, they are imported from the best growers around the world and treated to the perfect climate and the perfect care. That’s why once you get them you will notice that fewer and fewer will come back year after year. Here are some tips to get keep your favorite flowers returning time after time.Read More
Do you ever look out at your garden and wish you had a fairy godmother (or at least her magic wand) to whisk away your planting pains? Espoma isn’t magic, but its products have an astounding effectiveness which is as close to bibbity-bobbity-boo as we’ve ever experienced. They’re a trusted name for a reason and now it’s time to see why.Read More
For some parts of the country winter is long gone and evidence of spring is everywhere you look. But for Northern states winter can drag and won’t halt its killing chill just because the calendar says so. This nifty guide will help take care of your garden in unpredictable weather and prevent a late winter storm from decimating your new growth.Read More
Not all flowers are like daisies with their blooms facing up to meet the sun. In fact, some are more shy, with bowed heads studying their roots. Downward facing and lovely, these demure cultivars have earned a special place in our hearts and our gardens.Read More
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