Plant of the Month: Chief Joseph Lodgepole Pine

January 8, 2020

Although there’s not too much blooming and showing off this time of year, you can still find a handful of plants that can brighten up any winter day. Chief Joseph Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta ‘Chief Joseph’) will add a bit of sunny yellow to your garden where color may be lacking in winter. In winter,… Read more >

Plant of the Month: Euphorbia

December 11, 2019

These evergreen plants work hard to provide all season interest. They can be placed in partial to full sun areas and are a fuss free plant in general. Most types are heat tolerant, but they should be watered regularly during their first growing season to help establish a good root system. Another benefit to these… Read more >

Plant of the Month: Polystichum species

November 15, 2019

This group of evergreen ferns includes our native Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum), Japanese Tassel Fern (Polystichum polyblepharum), Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides), and the Hard Shield (Polystichum aculeatum) and Soft Shield Fern (Polystichum setiferum) along with quite a few others. They look best if the fronds are cut back in late winter to reveal the intricate… Read more >

How to Dry Herbs

October 23, 2019

With the weather getting colder, you might be wondering what to do with all of your herbs sitting outside. Drying herbs not only saves them from frost, but also ensures you’ll have plenty of seasonings for your winter meals without having to run to the store. Drying herbs also concentrates the flavors so you’ll need… Read more >

Understory Plants

August 27, 2019

Planting underneath trees can get tricky and depends on how much shade the tree provides along with how moist the soil is. If you’ve ever looked under a well-established oak or maple, you might have noticed that the ground is bare of any plant material. Most lawn usually can’t survive under a tree because of… Read more >