Your Guide to Successfully Overwintering Your Perennials

To ensure the survival and future blooming of herbaceous perennials that go dormant in winter, especially those previously part of your summer container displays, it’s crucial to protect them during the colder months.

Hardy perennials possess roots that remain dormant until the following spring when they start their new growth phase. Examples of such perennials include hostas, Shasta daisies, heucheras, astilbe, lady’s mantle, and daylilies.

To successfully overwinter these plants, the key is to maintain their dormancy while providing a winter environment that aligns with their hardiness zone. It’s …

Designing with Containers: Design Tips and Plant Combos to Try

Designing a container garden allows you to explore a delightful range of colors and textures. These portable gardens provide a lush beginning to the growing season and the potential for captivating displays that can be enjoyed from the peak of summer into the cooler days of autumn.

As soon as our chilly spring begins to warm up, garden enthusiasts often feel like excited children in the plant-filled wonderlands we know as garden centers.

If you want to design your own containers for your …

Tips for Choosing Garden Pots

Before you decide which plants to grow in your container garden, start by assessing your available garden pots. Determine which ones need replacement and what new containers you need to acquire.

Practically anything capable of holding soil and water can serve as a plant container but consider both practicality and aesthetics. Larger containers not only provide ample space for a beautiful plant display but also accommodate the necessary soil and water.

When in doubt…

How to Use Your Front Yard for Growing Some Veggies

Creating stacked boxes as containers for growing vegetables can be a delightful addition to a sunny spot near your front steps. Picture the satisfaction of arriving home from work and harvesting fresh lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and herbs right at your doorstep.

This design offers a clever solution to maximize growing space, even in a compact urban garden. Assuming the wooden frames lack bottoms, the top tier is the deepest, perfect for cultivating deeply rooted plants like beans or trellised …