Gardening & Landscaping

The amaryllis is a very popular gift for the holidays, and with good reason. The elegant flowers can last for several weeks. But when they’re done blooming,...

So, the holidays are just about over. The house is undecorated. It seems like time to settle in with all the seed catalogs that have arrived, buried in the...

     The poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) has been the traditional Christmas plant for generations. It was first introduced to the United States in 1825 by...

Several citrus plants are commonly available for use as houseplants.  The enjoyment is two-fold when growing oranges, lemons and limes as not only do the...
paperwhite bulbs

Winter flowers for your home

Thanksgiving in less than three weeks away, and all the cut flowers in my garden have given up the ghost. It’s time to start potting up paperwhite bulbs so I...
Dahlias

Several months ago on this site I wrote about Dahlia Love. That love has not diminished this season! These very satisfying garden flowers have performed...
Storm soup

I feel like I have my own personal chef today.  The farm closed early, so we headed home around lunch time and I said “This would be a great day to make some...

As the nights get gradually cooler, lots of plant people want to bring plants inside for the winter. We always bring a few in each year, but not always the...

Ahhh.  Cooler weather.  Shorter days. Changing  colors. It’s time to start turning thoughts inward and settling in for the winter.  Or is it?  The usual blue...

Planting bulbs is one of those relatively simple tasks which, when done, is very satisfying, and in less than half a year, is even more satisfying.  Your work...

I had heard stories about how the Garlic Capitl of the world, Gilroy, CA, smells like garlic for miles around, but I didn't get the scope of it until I drove...

One of the few negatives surrounding the building of our house was that the bright white PVC well head was situated smack in the middle of the front yard....

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