Gifts for Gardeners
Is there a gardener on your shopping list? Let us make your gift giving easy. Here are a few gifts that any gardener will love!
Garden gear - Give style and protection. Protected them from the sun with garden hats, gloves and a Play in the Dirt T-shirt.View Showcase >
African violet - Give indoor blooms [...]
Five Ways to Decorate With a Wreath
Think beyond your front door. We all know the traditional way to use a wreath at Christmas is to hang it from your front door. But there are a few other ways to use wreaths for quick and easy decorating.
Try three in a row. Three small wreaths hung one below [...]View Showcase >
Winter color to welcome guests
Sometimes more is more! Choose a flower and go hog wild with it! Cyclamens are great in pots of all types, baskets and even as the centerpiece of a wreath. Note how the twigs stuck into the planter on the left create some nice height to the planter.View Showcase >
RosemaryView Showcase >
Rosemary has to be the easiest herb to grow. Grow it in the ground or a container in a sunny spot with well-draining soil. It actually prefers to be on the drier side. There's an easy way to tell if your Rosemary is happy; run your hand down the stem [...]
December Lawn & Garden Tips
In the Garden
Decorate for Christmas. Put up fresh, fragrant wreath and garland and wrap the house in Christmas lights.View Showcase >
There’s Still Time. Plant Daffodil bulbs now for spring blooms, as well as Hyacinths, Crocus and Tulips.
Prune Evergreen Plants Now. Use Juniper, Holly, Magnolia and Fir cuttings in wreaths, table arrangement and [...]
Shades of Grey, Red, Brown and Blue Enhance Winter Landscapes
Myth: Take down bird houses in the winterView Showcase >
Myth Buster: Bird houses provide shelter from the weather. Song birds frequently group together overnight in a bird house, or roosting pockets, to keep warm. Birdhouses also provide a safe haven from cats, owls and other night time predators.
Winter offers a great opportunity [...]
Add a bit of color
Make a simple container much more dramatic by encircling it with a low bed of colorful flowers. Little boxwood balls make the planting more interesting by adding textural interest.View Showcase >
Deck the Halls with Fresh Garland
The look and fragrance of Garland made from fresh evergreens hanging from your doorways and draping over mantles really makes it feel like Christmas. Carry this handy chart with you that gives the typical dimensions for different areas of your home.
Types of Fresh Garland
Cedar Garland is the easiest type of fresh garland [...]View Showcase >
The Traditional Williamsburg Wreath
When you visit Colonial Williamsburg at Christmastime, you see beautiful decorations made with fresh fruit and foliage adorning the historical buildings. The base of the wreaths are formed with evergreens and topped with all sorts of fruits, nuts, dried flowers, and berries.View Showcase >
Add a historical touch to your Christmas decorations [...]
Leyland Cypress trees
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My Leland Cyprus trees are now 12 years old. They are extending several feet into my driveway. Please suggest a way to cut them back (aesthetically pleasing) so they don't brush the car and make it difficult to park in the driveway and exit the car.
Leyland Cypresses are known to [...]