In The Garden

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

Tips For A Bite-Free Mosquito Environment

By Heidi Frankel ~ It’s summertime and the living is easy, frogs are jumping, and mosquitos are biting! The City of Dallas and the CDC has shared some tips for keeping those buzzing buggers away from you and your home. Most mosquitoes in our area and around the country are homegrown and need water to

Which Garden Flowers are Best for Indoor Bouquets

By Melinda Myers ~ Keep your flower vases filled all summer long with beautiful blossoms picked right from your own garden and containers. Growing seeds, plants and tender bulbs that can double as cut flowers makes it easy to create casual, fresh-cut bouquets for your dinner table, guest room or to share with family and

Grow Your Own Beautiful Tropical Paradise in a Container or Garden

By Melinda Myers ~ Add an exciting new look to your garden, poolside, patio or deck with elephant ears. These natural tropical plants have tall stems and large leaves that measure up to two feet across. You can use them to create an instant focal point in the garden, screen an unwanted view, or extend

Chemical-Free Options for Managing Mosquitoes in Your Landscape

By Melinda Myers ~ It’s time to get outside and enjoy summer BBQs, gardening, hikes and much more. Don’t let mosquitoes keep you inside; Instead enlist these chemical-free strategies to manage these pests in your landscape. Start by eliminating the mosquitoes’ breeding grounds. Drain the water out of buckets, old tires and clogged gutters and

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