What’s Blooming In the Garden

With all of this up and down weather we are experiencing in Raleigh, it may be hard to imagine what is or should be blooming in the garden right now.  There are quite a few plant options that will add color and interest to the winter landscape as well as throughout the year.   Oriental Paperbush […]

February Freeze

It’s hard to believe that February is here and the first month of 2018 is already behind us.  Some may be glad to say “good riddance” to January with all of that snow and cold weather it brought.  However, we may be in for more cold temperatures because February is typically one of the colder […]

Winter Frost

If the recent snow and frigid temps have your landscape looking a bit sad, we have some tips for dealing with cold injured plants.  The heavy snow and ice that we experienced in Raleigh may have resulted in broken limbs, or perhaps it’s even questionable whether some of your plants are still alive.  This may […]

Winter Watering

Plants need water in winter.  That’s right.  Although the temperatures are not the sun-scorching, sultry temperatures like we have here in Raleigh during the summer, plants can still dry out in winter.  Just like humans suffer from drier skin in the winter plants are at risk too.  The roots of the plants have a possibility […]

Those Pesky New Year’s Resolutions

Yes, it’s that time again.  The time of year when we reflect back on the past year and look forward to the year ahead.  And yes, some of us will make those resolutions for the New Year.  Some of which we will actually keep.  A lot of us will stay with the usual resolutions that […]

O’ Christmas Tree….How Sustainable You Are!

Certainly by now, those of you who are going to get a live Christmas tree have already done so.  I know that some of you will wait until the very last minute but most trees are up and twinkling with lights.  This means that you have already wrestled the tree inside and into the tree […]

Home Grown Holiday Greenery

If you are looking for ideas for decorating your home for the holidays, you may not have to look farther than your own yard.  You may be growing plants that work well for holiday greenery.  Plants that grow in the Raleigh area that you may have in your own landscape include: Nandinas, Hollies, Sweetbox, Mahonia, Magnolia, […]

Certified Wildlife Gardens – Theme Garden Series

When considering a theme for a certain garden space, a wildlife garden or habitat is one idea that brings pleasure to the gardener as well as critical habitat to wildlife.  Implementing a wildlife garden on your property contributes to wildlife and habitat conservation.  According to the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, habitat loss is one of […]

Need Gift Ideas for That “Hard to Buy For” Person?

Struggling with a unique gift idea? Are you at a loss on what to get that “hard to buy for” someone on your holiday list?  Maybe you are just not up to tackling the crowds at the mall on Black Friday or any other day for that matter. Or you just need something really unique […]

Formal Attire Required – Theme Garden Series

If an English Cottage Garden seems a bit unorganized and too informal for you, then bring a little formality into your garden or landscape.  As we continue with our series on theme gardens, formal gardens certainly deserve attention as they have been around for many years. Although we love the cottage garden style, it may […]

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