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Essential Care for Indoor and Outdoor Mums – Potting, Planting, Watering, and Overwintering

Mums are the show-stoppers of fall – the quintessential autumn blooms that give your garden or doorstep bursts of vibrant reds, oranges and yellows. Mums are right up there with pumpkins for fall decor, and we want to give you some care tips over our next few blog posts to keep your chrysanthemums flourishing for …

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Do Your Trees Have a Bagworm Problem? Here’s how to Treat It! 🌲

If you begin to notice damage to your trees, then take a closer look. Upon closer inspection you may discover that what you thought were pinecones are actually the cocoon-like sacks of the bagworm. Bagworms can damage and kill your trees, so it’s important to know the bagworm’s life cycle so that you can prevent …

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Planting Garlic and Shallots in the Fall

It’s already time to start thinking about fall planting! Two of our favorite – and easiest – fall vegetables to plant in the garden are garlic and shallots. A part of the onion family, both garlic and it’s gourmet counterpart, the shallot, are a flavorful addition to most every recipe. And that fragrance wafting from …

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How to Have Flowers Blooming All Year ‘Round

Just because it’s winter or fall doesn’t mean you can’t walk outside and see color in your garden! All it takes is a little planning, and you’ll be able to enjoy your vibrant landscape all year ‘round. There are plenty of options to choose from – from perennials to annuals – for every growing season, …

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Good Practices For Watering Plants

Summer is vacation season, and if you’re leaving home for more than a few days, you’ll probably need to ask someone to water your garden and containers. When I’m away, my instructions for which plants need to be watered and how much and how often to water them, is usually at least two pages long. Even with that, I can come home to plants …

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Join the Plant for Pollinators Challenge at the Cincinnati Zoo!

Are you up for a fun gardening challenge that will motivate you not only to have a beautiful garden – but also to improve the ecosystem and help the pollinators that make it possible for you to enjoy most of the delicious food you eat? Well, we found the perfect challenge for you! The Cincinnati …