Our gardens are many things rolled into one entity. They are often simultaneously a source of beauty, a way to exercise, a boost to our mental health, a source of fresh food, a spot to relax, the background for family get-togethers and parties with friends, and with a bit of planning they can provide a wealth of flowers and foliage to create one of a kind cut-flower arrangements.
Wondering if you should amend your soil when you plant? Our answer is no: we do not recommend adding anything to the soil when you plant one of our shrubs – no top soil, garden soil, potting mix, potting soil, compost, manure, or any other type of bagged or baled product out there.
White can be a great addition to any garden, but is especially important for gardens that will be enjoyed most often early in the morning and in the evening. White and silver plants tend to glow in the low light, while darker colors fade into the background. Using white can make your garden more inviting when the light wanes. These 27 container combination recipes use primarily white flowers, with a few light colors and the occasional dark color to round out the options.
Gardens can be magical at any time of day, but there is something especially magical about gardens as dusk falls, the edges blur and reality recedes the tiniest bit. Isn’t that the time when it’s easiest to believe in fairies, magic and another dimension just beyond our senses? For many of us, first thing in the morning and late in the day is when we most often have time to spend in our gardens. As the light dims, the colors of the rainbow start to recede. However, as the moon rises, white flowers and silver foliage take central stage, seeming to glow with otherworldly light. If you haven’t considered the joys of a white garden before, now might be the perfect time to add some white to your garden or even transform a portion of your garden into an all-white and silver moon garden.
It’s container gardening season! Whether you’re new to growing plants in pots or want to do a quick check to make sure you’re not making any simple mistakes, you’ll find something useful in this article. Let’s get started.
A Guide to Understanding Light Levels in Your Garden
Full sun, part sun, part shade, full shade...what exactly does it all mean? And how do you know what you have in your own garden? Let's take a closer look at light levels so you can be sure to select the right plants for your containers and landscape.
Trying new flowers in my garden is one of my favorite things to do—the sheer possibilities make me a little giddy!
If you have gardened in the South, you are likely quite familiar with Caladiums. These tropical plants are a garden staple both in landscapes and containers in the southern portion of the United States. For many of the rest of us, Caladiums are an exotic and unusual plant. These versatile plants that comprise our Heart to Heart program include Caladiums that perform well in both sun and shade with several that are for shade only. In addition to a wide array of tropical colors they add to landscapes and recipes, they are also wonderful additions to cut-flower arrangements. Here you’ll find container recipes we’ve designed with Heart to Heart Caladiums and we’re hoping this provides ideas on how you can bring a tropical flair to your garden!
So far, this has been a year of distance learning for everyone. We have had to adapt to doing almost everything differently, including how we keep in touch with friends and family. As Mother’s Day approaches, family gatherings might still be deemed too risky, and many might need to start thinking about alternative ways to celebrate Mom.