Steppable Groundcovers are low-growing plants that are durable enough to withstand occasional foot traffic. They are especially valuable for planting between stepping stones to create a welcoming green walkway. The only requirement is that [...]
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Twigs, Branches, Boughs, & Accent Greens for DIY Holiday Crafts We have discovered a source for an exceptional selection of specialty twigs for holiday crafts. It's truly exciting to share these with you! [...]
If you have rich, loamy soil with a high amount of organic matter you may not need to fertilize your plantings – particularly if they are primarily ornamental trees, shrubs, and perennials. However, if [...]
Each year the International Herb Association selects one herb to celebrate as the Herb of the Year. Selected plants must be outstanding in at least two of three major categories: decorative, culinary, or medicinal. The [...]
Two Old Goats essential oil lotion has a cult following. This product has a passionate fan base, and we have an ever-growing group of clients who visit us regularly to purchase this must-have lotion. [...]
Most gardeners are familiar with planting hardy bulbs in autumn for spring bloom, but did you know that there are also bulbs that can be planted in autumn that will provide fall blossoms for [...]
Houseplants My houseplants love their outdoor summers, but all good things must come to an end. Since most houseplants are adapted to growing in low light, I place my houseplants in shaded positions [...]
2022 PPA Perennial Plant of the Year – Little Bluestem & cultivars The Perennial Plant Association, a professional association composed of growers, garden retailers, landscape designers, and horticultural educators, has selected [...]
Summer and early fall can be an ideal time to sow seeds, whether it be vegetables, lawns, or cover crops. Extend your vegetable garden longer into the season and enjoy multiple harvests into the [...]
Autumn Lilac / Seven Son Flower (Heptacodium miconioides) absolutely deserves more attention as a landscape plant. As a maintenance-free small ornamental tree that offers multiple seasons of interest, it is perfectly suited to [...]
A Wisconsin prairie native, Ruellia humilis is listed in Wisconsin as an endangered species in the wild but is easily cultivated in the garden. It gets its common name “Prairie Petunia” from [...]
While we love our shop bunny, Mr. Velvetini, we aren't always so fond of his wild cousins. Wild rabbits can wreak havoc on our gardens and cause gardeners no end of frustration and [...]