Deer and Rabbits Snacking on your Garden?

Looking for humane ways to keep those “wascally wabbits” from snacking on your veggies and other flowering plants? I urge you to consider Plantskydd Repellent. 1. PROVEN Over 30 years, Plantskydd has been proven by independent research to out-last and out-perform all other-repellents— up to 6 months over-winter! (Read Field Trials) 2. EFFECTIVE Plantskydd emits an odor that animals associate with predator activity, stimulating a fear-based response which results in animals looking elsewhere to dine. Research has proven odor based repellents …

How to Clean out a Garden Bed

If you’re a serious gardener, you’ll be out in your garden the first warm second of spring. While there is no harm in cleaning up fallen branches and debris, wait until the soil is no longer wet enough to form a ball in your hand before walking on it and compacting it. But don’t wait too long to start your clean up. It’s much easier to cut plants back before the old growth gets tangled up in the new growth. …

Beacon Impatiens

Get Ready To Shine The Light On Color In The Shade! Bright Red Salmon Violet Shade White Home gardeners can rely on Beacon Impatiens for season-long performance and fast fill in gardens. New! Beacon Impatiens from PanAmerican Seed offers high resistance to Impatiens downy mildew for healthy gardens all season. You can rely on Beacon to thrive. Beacon Impatiens offers high resistance to the currently known and widely prevalent populations of Plasmopara obducens, which cause Impatiens downy mildew, offering the …

Benefits of Indoor Gardening

Did you know that plants make you happier? Improve your health? Help you save money? They do all that and more! Of course, gardening outdoors is only possible during the warmer months so the solution in winter is gardening indoors with houseplants. Gardening has been shown to be a form of therapy. Something that helps fight depression, provides exercise and reduces stress. More than one study has shown the people who grow their own food are likely to make better …

ZZ Plant

ZZ plants do best in moderate to bright indirect light, but will do fine in extremely low light areas. If the light is too intense for your ZZ, you may see some scaling (brown spots) on the leaves. Curling leaves can also indicate too much light. This plant is ideal for a windowless office or bathroom where it will only receive a small amount of light from fluorescent lights. The ZZ Plant is like a cactus in that it needs …

Reading a Plant Tag

Plant tags are your key to success when choosing and growing plants. If you don’t understand all the things you see on a label, you’re not alone. Unravel the mystery of plant label lingo – and take the guesswork out of selecting and placing plants in your yard. Plant labels may be different, but often they contain similar information. Here are some of the common words you’ll see on plant labels – and what they mean to you. When shopping …

Hardy Hibiscus: Plate-size flowers will make you the envy of the neighborhood!

Hardy perennial hibiscus are showstoppers in your late-summer garden. Huge plate-size flowers in shades of pink, red or white burst forth from stout plants in late July/early August. Although the individual flowers only last a day, the succession of flowers can last for up to eight weeks.  These amazing blooms have prompted many strangers to knock on my door to inquire about the bush with flowers the size of dinner plates. These Hibiscus flowers are amazing conversation pieces and many …

Growing Asparagus in Michigan

Growing Asparagus in Michigan If you love asparagus and want to grow some yourself, waste no time in getting started. Even with the best of care, an asparagus bed won’t hit its stride for several years. But once that happens, the bed will produce an abundant crop of spears spring after spring for at least the next 15 to 20 years. Fresh from the garden, asparagus is the very essence of spring. The sweet, slender spears can be steamed, sautéed, …

New 2019! Begonia ‘Canary Wing’

Plant Canary Wing Begonias for a stylish and exciting shady container. We are excited to introduce Canary Wing Begonias! Canary Wings offers a unique look on a plant that has become a staple in gardens around the world! Canary Wings has bright foliage that changes from yellow to bright chartreuse throughout the season on a plant that continues to perform all Summer long. A great option for shade/early morning sun baskets. A little bit of morning sun brightens the foliage. …