Happy First Day of Spring!

Monday March 20, 2017

Today is the Vernal Equinox, the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere. The word equinox comes from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” Today, the sun will pass vertically above the Equator, giving us a nearly equal length day and night all over the globe. Chichen Itza on the vernal equinoxChichen Itza on the vernal equinox Ancient Traditions The …

7 Garden Design Tips from O’Toole’s Early Spring Garden Show

Thursday February 9, 2017

We’d like to give a great big “Thank You!” to everyone who made our Early Spring Garden Show such a success! All of the gardens were spectacular and gave us a little bit of spring fever to go along with this spring-like weather. If you missed out on the show, or would just like a little review, here are the …

Spring Cleaning for Fall

Thursday November 3, 2016

Do you spend the first warm weeks of May just cleaning up the wreck winter has wrought? Well, this year get out ahead of the mess with some simple housekeeping now. Remove any plant debris including any old fruits or veggies bugs and disease love old rotting produce left on the ground or on plants. Rake up leaves Dead leaves …