Wordless Wednesday

Spring is a time for renewal; inspiration blooms all around us. Iris Reticulata greets us as one of the earliest bloomers of spring.

Color Trends in the Garden: 2013

The color experts at Pantone are recognized worldwide for their color matching system and their semi-annual fashion reports that predict the hot new colors for each season. As soon as these fashion reports are released, clothing and homeRead More

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Canna Medium Brilliant and caladium make a perfect combination in containers and gardens. Plant in the spring for color all summer long.

Wedding Flowers: Calla Lily

The first thing to know about calla lilies is they are not actually lilies. These sleek and sophisticated flowers are members of the plant species Zantedeschia, and are native to South Africa. ThoughRead More

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Dahlias make great border plants in landscapes, look charming in containers and make great cut flower arrangements. Plant in the spring and say hello to summer in bloom!

Growing Elephant Ears in Your Home and Garden

WHAT ARE ELEPHANT EARS? The plants we know as elephant ears come from two tropical plant species: Alocasia and Colocasia.  Both are heat-loving foliage plants that grow from fist-sized tubers. In home gardens, elephant ear tubers are plantedRead More

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Winter has worn out its welcome, but fall-planted Rijnveld’s Early Sensation blooms brightly during these gray days. This early bloomer is a sign of spring to come. What activity areRead More

Using a Terrarium to Start Tuberous Begonias

Terrariums are the latest trend in home décor, but did you know that you can use them to get a jump start on your garden? Terrariums can act as aRead More

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Starting Tuberous Begonias Indoors

Have you heard the old saying “You can’t fool Mother Nature?” Clearly whomever coined the phrase never started tuberous begonias indoors! Gardeners are always eager for the gardening season to begin, and sometimesRead More