Plant of the Month: Crocosmia

August 1, 2014

We just love this plant…and so do hummingbirds. The tubular flowers rise above grass-like foliage and bloom in warm colors ranging from yellow to orange to deep red. They attract hummingbirds like no other. They look great in swaths in and amongst other shrubs and trees. Crocosmia does die back completely in the winter, so… Read more >

Healing Gardens: Nurturing the Mind, Body and Soul

September 26, 2013

We all know that gardening can be good for our physical health.  In fact, studies show that an hour of work in the garden can burn as many as 272 calories.  Not only is gardening good for shedding a couple extra pounds but it’s also good for improving muscle strength, increasing flexibility and building bones… Read more >

Landscaping to Attract Birds: How to Keep our Feathered Friends Plump and Happy

June 26, 2013

Whether you have a 2 acre parcel of land or a 3000 sq foot lot, any garden can be planted to attract and feed birds.  In late fall and winter, when the riot  spring and summer has faded, a shrub with berries that provide a pop of color and interest is not only a welcome… Read more >