In The Garden

Four Easy Holiday Season Gardening Trends

By Melinda Myers~ Whether you want to stand out at holiday gift exchanges or give beautiful gifts throughout the year, these low-maintenance gardening trends offer fun and classic ways to keep gift-giving fresh. Terrariums These mini greenhouses continue to grow in popularity and are perfect for new or timid gardeners. Just plant a few small

Grow Frilly, Bold, and Unique Amaryllis in Your Garden This Winter

By Melinda Myers~ When the squirrels start storing nuts for winter, it’s time for gardeners to prepare amaryllis bulbs for the dreary months ahead. Ordering bulbs now ensures you have lots of choices for an assortment of different flower styles, colors, and bloom times. Amaryllis bloom with stunning petals and beautiful colors that sure to

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Plant Now for a Colorful Spring Display

By Melinda Myers~ It’s already time to think about spring! Fall is the time to plant daffodils, crocus, alliums, and other spring-flowering bulbs, so look for these early, cheery bloomers as winter gives way to spring. Include bulbs that bloom at various times for a more everlasting display of color in your garden. Check the

Safely Manage Insect Pests in Your Gardens

Your plants will reward you beautifully By Melinda Myers ~ You plant and tend your garden to enjoy a bountiful harvest and beautiful blooms. And yet, despite proper planning and planting, insects can move in and wreak havoc. The good news is you can manage problem pests without harming the pollinators so important to your

Get Your Gloves On For Gardening

By Sue Mintz ~ There are many health benefits to getting a little dirt under your nails. US News and World Report reported that growing your own garden, whether it’s indoors, in your backyard, or at a designated plot in a community garden can do more than provide tasty produce and beautiful flowers.   Digging in the

Tips on How to Keep Houseplants Healthy While Keeping Your Pets Safe

By Melinda Myers | Photos by Melinda Myers ~ You love your pets and your houseplants — but it can be challenging to raise them safely, together, in the same house. Reduce the risk by selecting pet-safe plants and carefully managing houseplant pest problems. Avoid complications by selecting plants suited to your home’s growing conditions

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Now’s the Time to Force a Few Spring Flowering Bulbs 

When forcing bulbs, select combinations that will provide plenty of color, texture and form.  By Melinda Myers In just fifteen minutes, you can plant a beautiful garden guaranteed to brighten your spirits and indoor décor this winter. All you need is a container with drainage holes, potting mix, and some tulips, daffodils, and other spring-flowering

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