We would like to purchase many plants to adorn the remainder of our backyard in an “English country” style. I was wondering if you have any suggestions for perennials and other plants that you feel would be suitable to our area?
Thinking about growing onions but not sure which variety to choose? There are three types of onions grown for bulbs. They are short-day, intermediate-day, and long-day onions. The type gives us an idea on the amount of daylight needed for the….
Starting vegetable seeds indoors is the least expensive way to grow your own vegetables and it can also be tremendously fun and satisfying. This article gives a detailed plan on when your seeds should be started, what supplies you will need, and ……
Don’t Forget to Feed and Water the Birds! Getting ready for the winter months include bringing things in: houseplants, tools. But there’s something you’ll want to put out at this time: birdfeeders and heated birdbaths. Many varieties of birds are…..
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This May Sound Corny… Squirrels are active critters, and they’re fascinating to watch. Just like birds, squirrels stay warm and protected in nests they have built in hollow tree trunks or in the limbs and branches of tall trees. Sometimes, the elements destroy their nests, so they have to rebuild and they leave their old […]
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Here are some easy tips on how to grow “American Pillar” Arborvitae plants: These evergreen shrubs do best in deeply worked, fertile, well-draining soil. Till 10 in. deep; add 1 part peat moss or compost to 4 parts soil (increases drainage). The planting hole should be twice as wide as the root ball. It is […]
I have a meadow behind my house with really long prairie grass. My wife wants me to buy live plants so we get blooms right away. I will supplement with seeds. I am hoping for a variety of colors and sizes—ideally….
I live in Indiana and would like to add a lot of color using mainly perennials for the back corner and sides in this area, but I am happy to add some annual flowers. I was also looking for some climbers or taller plants and grasses to go in the back, as well. I’m looking for this area to […]