Bog Gardening for Those Wet Spots

Bog Gardening for Those Wet Spots Bog Plants for Sunny Spots Bog Plants for Shade “When you pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud, too.” – Denzel Washington, The Equalizer In a boggy, wet spot, you’re stuck with soil that never dries and seems to drown or rot everything you plant there. With attempt after attempt foiled, you may have even given up hope on ever gardening there at all. Well, have I got news for you! Turns out, there are plenty of bog-friendly plants that don’t mind soaking their feet, giving you a lush, beautiful, and full…

August 12, 2018 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >

Saving Your Garden in a Heat Wave

Saving Your Garden in a Heat Wave Keep Them Relaxed Protecting Against Wind Keep Them Hydrated “If you saw a heat wave, would you wave back?” – Steven Wright In a heat wave like this one, everything seems to move into slow motion. The days feel unbearably long and every move we make is suspended in time as it slowly cuts through air that feels as thick as jello. It can honestly feel impossible to go outside. But as much as we’re suffering in our slightly chilled indoor oasis, our plants are stuck facing the worst of it outdoors. Here’s…

August 9, 2018 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >

Wind Resistant Gardens

Wind Resistant Gardens Wind in the Garden Protecting Against Wind Plants That Can Take It “A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine.” – Anne Bronte If all wind were are delicate and soft as the one Anne Bronte describes, our gardens would never have anything to fear. Unfortunately, this is one of those cases where fact and fiction don’t always collide. Wind can actually be one of the most destructive forces in our gardens. It tears through, leaving only tatters behind. Wind in the Garden: A light breeze can often be a good…

August 1, 2018 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >

DIY Landscape Design Tips

DIY Landscape Design Tips Getting Started Try This “Enjoyment of the landscape is a thrill.” David Hockney By far, one of the hottest trends on the market right now is the Do-It-Yourself project. With home improvement and craft shows dominating our channel surfing, it’s easy to dream up a new landscape. All it takes is a couple gratuitous montages of digging, building, and cleanup and suddenly that drab lawn has become a backyard oasis. Simple, right? Not so much. The reality of DIY landscape design isn’t quite as easy as it seems on TV. However, with the right tips and…

July 17, 2018 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >