I recently traveled with a co-worker to Dallas to purchase some merchandise for the garden center. We finished at the Dallas Market Center early in the afternoon and had a couple of hours before we had to head to the airport. The temperature was in the 80’s, quite a change from the Chicago winter we… Continue reading A Winter Respite at Dallas Arboretum
I don’t know about you, but I am already planning my spring and summer containers. I first look through photos of previous containers noting favorite combinations. Next I peruse garden magazines, plant catalogs, newsletters from favorite garden centers, anything that might inspire new ideas. One authority I always turn to is All-America Selections. Independent judges… Continue reading Plan Summer Containers with AAS Award-Winning Flowers
There isn’t much better than reading a book about gardening on a cold, dreary winter day. It gets the gardening juices flowing. One idea leads to another and pretty soon pen is to paper feverishly making notes of possible plans, plants and projects. I was excited to sit down the other day with 101 Organic… Continue reading 101 Organic Gardening Hacks: Eco-Friendly Solutions to Improve any Garden – A Book Review
All-America Selections (AAS) has picked the best of the crop of new fruit, vegetables and herbs for 2017. Fennel ‘Antares’, Okra ‘Candle Fire’, Pepper ‘Mad Hatter’, and Tomato ‘Patio Choice Yellow’ are this year’s national winners. Why should you care what All-America Selections has to say? Expert, independent judges representing this unbiased trialing organization visit… Continue reading AAS names 2017 vegetable winners.
We are all aware of the pollution in the air outside. Whether it is from car exhaust, oil refineries, a fire pit in the backyard, or dust blown by the wind, we have come to accept that air pollution is a way of life. When we think of indoor air pollution, we probably think of… Continue reading Houseplants clean the air!