Butterfly Bush

Monday July 9, 2018

Butterfly bush is one of the most versatile shrubs in the garden. Sometimes called "Summer Lilac," They’re fast growing, drought tolerant and provide beautiful color all summer long. The taller varieties make great background plantings, accent plants or even informal hedges, while the shorter varieties can fit right into your perennial beds. Their bright sprays of purple, white or pink …

Early Season Vegetables

Tuesday March 6, 2018

As we start to get teasing peaks of spring, you might find yourself eyeing your veggie garden and getting ideas. While the main veggie planting period is still a few months off, there are some great cool season crops you can start right now. If you’re itching to start scratching around in the garden, give these a try! RhubarbIf tomatoes …

Dog Daze of Summer

Friday July 7, 2017

With all the hot weather in these past few weeks, it certainly feels like we’re entering the “Dog Days of Summer.” But why do we call these sweaty times, “Dog Days?” Ancient astronomers observed that the hottest, driest part of the year coincided with the rising of Sirius, The Dog Star. Sirius is part of the constellation Canis Major (“Big …