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February 14, 2019

TIP – A simple clay saucer filled with fresh food or water will attract cardinals, blue jays and other birds to your garden.  Did you know that a cardinal can live up to 15 years?  Blue jays live about seven years or longer. A blue jay in captivity lived to the age of...

December 8, 2018

Look for plants with a full cluster of cyathia (the true flowers) located in the center of the bracts, which are actually modified leaves and can be a variety of colors. The flowers should be tightly budded. The cyathia holds the pollen for the plant and as soon as it...

June 13, 2018

An online tool for learning about plants.

Gardenias – This was a spectacular year for gardenias. Cool weather and abundant rain ensured abundant long-lasting blooms. Now that the creamy flowers and their seductive perfume have vanished it’s time to care for your gardeni...

April 28, 2018

If your potted plants are drying out too quickly, consider a strategy that will help retain soil moisture and keep plant roots cooler: Move pots where they get some afternoon shade. Mass containers together so that they shade one another’s roots, making sure to allow f...

April 17, 2018

Spring is a good time to repot your orchids. The weather is still mild, new growth is starting and the days are getting longer they’ll have favorable conditions for establishing themselves.

Repotting orchids –American Orchid Society

General Orchid Repotting info from Flo...

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