annual or perennial in the garden

If you are just starting a garden, or new to filling containers for flowers or shrubs, the choices can seem overwhelming. A walk through the garden center has rows and rows of colorful flowers being sprayed with the occasional watery mist from above. The first step is to know if you want to choose an annual or … Continue reading

tips for planting your mother’s day gift plant

Stop! Don’t get rid of that sorry-looking plant. Maybe you got a Mother’s Day plant of hydrangea, slender tulips, fragrant hyacinth or daffodils. These plants are sold in plastic containers and wrapped in decorative paper with ribbons. They are a popular gift to celebrate the woman who does your homework with you, packs your lunch and … Continue reading