The Versatile Mum
When fall arrives, it’s hard not to regret the passing of all the summer blooms we love so much: pompon dahlias, Shasta daisies, African daisies, little zinnias, asters, coreopsis, and calendulas.
But take heart, for the fall garden offers all these flower shapes from just one plant, the chrysanthemum. Hundreds of hardy cultivars provide an array of colors and bloom shapes, making mums the divas of the autumn garden. Continue reading “Fall Mums: Your Ultimate Care Guide”
How to Identify Mystery Birds
Use these techniques when a puzzling bird flies past.
By Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman
Even if you know your local birds, sometimes an unfamiliar one will appear, which doesn’t match anything you’ve seen before. Here are some pointers and questions to consider the next time you spot a baffling bird. Continue reading “How to Identify Mystery Birds”
Your landscape can still look great — even after a few frosts. This New York garden shows you how. Continue reading “Fall Garden Design Lessons & Ideas”
By Ann Wilson
Vines aren’t for everyone. They need proper support, they can require a little more maintenance and many can quickly get aggressive. But with a little research and planning, you can choose perennial backyard vines that look charming throughout the growing season, staging a grand finale just as summer wanes. Check the invasive species list in your area before planting, and then enjoy the top picks that will work well in your backyard. Continue reading “Top 10 Backyard Vines With Fall Flair”
Daffodils or Narcissus?
Are they daffodils or narcissus? Both, actually. Narcissus is the botanical Latin name for daffodil. You may have heard them called jonquils, but only one type of daffodil is technically a jonquil, with small clusters of blooms and rounded leaves with pointed tips. Continue reading “How To Guide to Growing Daffodils, Narrcissus & Jonquils”
The Automator Trays increase yields by as much as 40%. The special SRM RED™ material dramatically enhances the growth and yield of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, melons and even cucumbers. Continue reading “Tomato & Pepper Automator Trays Increase Yields Up To 40%”
Although spring is often thought of as the best time to plant, adding perennials, bulbs, wildflowers and shrubs to the garden in the fall gives plants a head start for their first season. We’ve put together our top five reasons why we love fall planting. Continue reading “Fall Gardening! 5 Reasons Why Fall Is The Best Time to Plant”
If your backyard seems a bit dull, then summertime is the perfect season for dressing things up. You don’t have to be a master landscaper to add a little zing to your outdoor spaces. A few decorative tricks and smart additions can make a monumental difference in just a few hours’ time. Continue reading “11 Simple Outdoor Living Design Tips To Add Backyard Spark”