Gardening Tips & Ideas

Oh Deer! What Won't You Eat?

Deer can be a problem for gardeners anywhere they roam.  They can and will eat your favorite plants just before they come into full glory.  A daylily with buds just about to open...gone overnight!  In winter, the snow hits and evergreen shrubs such as Yews, Arborvitae, Rhododendron and Azaleas, and even prickly Holly shrubs are delicious to a hungry deer.  It is very discouraging to have all your hard work dissappear overnight.

So what is one to do?! Read more »

Landscaping Increases Home Sale-Ability

Are you trying to sell your house?  Remember first impressions are very important.  If your prosepective buyer drives up to overgrown gardens and unkept lawns, they may assume the interior is also unkept. A few hundred dollars spent on your yard could gain a few thousand dollars on the selling price.   So what do you need to do for curb appeal? Read more »


Now is the time to think about next year's projects.  A good project needs to be well thought out.  Read more »

Creating a Garden

There are a few steps to think about when planning a garden. First pick the best location for your garden whether it is a flower or vegetable garden. Consider the amount of sunlight and moisture, the grade (flat or sloping) of your location, and the climate, rainfall and temperature for your area. Read more »

Perennials for Your Cutting Garden

There are many perennials ideal for cutting. We have provided a list with the colors that are available and when each bloom.  Have fun creating your own cutting garden. Read more »

Reblooming Plants for Your Garden

Bloomerrang   - reblooming lilac.  Blooms in spring and again in midsummer into fall. Read more »

Gardening for Wildlife

Here is a great site from the National Wildlife Foundation that talks about gardening for wildlife. It has some great tips. Hope you enjoy the site. Read more »

The Best Drought-Tolerant Perennials

Here is a link for drought-tolerant perennial plants that hold their own -- and still look beautiful. Read more »

Best Summer Time Bulbs

We found this great link to easy growing summer bulbs. Enjoy and remember we can help find and plant these bulbs. Read more »

Maintenance of Trees and Shrubs in July and August

Summertime is an important time in the life of your trees and shrubs. Read more »