Container Gardens for Every Occasion!

By Melinda Myers. Make every occasion special by designing and growing containers for summer holidays, weddings, anniversary parties or other special celebrations. Pick a color scheme appropriate for the occasion or a variety of colors and shapes sure to add a festive touch. Look for opportunities to include edible and flower filled planters. Set containers

How to Brighten Your Home with Houseplants that Bloom

Bamboo LED Grow Light Gardens are attractive and have bulbs more than twice as bright as most standard LEDs. How to Brighten Your Home with Houseplants that Bloom By Melinda Myers Brighten your indoor décor with plants that bloom. Whether growing traditional favorites, flowering tropical plants, or annuals moved inside for winter; their colorful flowers

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Houseplants 101

Succulents should be kept within two feet of an east- or west-facing window and grown in a fast-draining potting mix. Houseplants 101 By Melinda Myers Lift your spirits and improve your indoor environment by taking part in the indoor gardening movement. An apartment or home filled with tropical, succulent and flowering plants can provide beauty,

Dahlias Bring Diverse Shapes, Sizes, Colors to the Garden

Photo above: Coppery-orange Mirella Dahlia Photo credit: Longfield Gardens By Melinda Myers New for 2019 from Longfield Gardens:  Flirty Fleurs Sorbetto Collection, featuring dahlias HS Date, Rip City, Penhill Watermelon and Nuit d’Ete. Dahlias have been a fixture in summer flower gardens for generations. But it may be time to update your idea of dahlias! With

Plants for Every Room of Your Home

By Melinda Myers   Gardeners know the benefits of digging in the soil. It elevates a person’s mood, improves mental and physical well-being and the outcome is always good – added beauty or tasty nutritional food. But many of us are stuck indoors for the winter, have a lack of space to garden outdoors or just

Keep Holiday Plants Looking Their Best

Poinsettia and other holiday plants should be kept in a cool, brightly lit location. The holiday season has arrived. That means you will be on the giving or receiving end of a poinsettia, Christmas cactus, cyclamen, amaryllis or other holiday plant. Extend the beauty and longevity of these beauties with proper care. And that starts

Holiday Gifts that Keep on Giving

photos courtesy of Gardener’s Supply Company Gardeners and non-gardeners will be fascinated by the amaryllis as its beauty erupts from the bulb. Everyone will eagerly watch for the bulb to sprout, flower stems to quickly grow and eventually produce several large trumpet-shaped blooms. Make it easy and fun for all with a waxed amaryllis bulb.

Unique Edibles to Wow Your Guests

Make your next gathering one to remember by including a few unique vegetables on the relish tray, as a side dish or for dessert. Your guests will be “wowed” not only because you grew your own ingredients, but because of the unique shape, color or flavor of the vegetables you serve. Create a memorable dining

Millennials to Baby Boomers, Gifts that Grow are All the Rage

By Melinda Myers It’s a jungle in there. Every window, surface and brightly lit corner is filled with decorative or edible greenery.  There is no doubt what to gift this person for the holidays. More of the same. A lack of outdoor growing space, limited growing seasons, and time constraints have many people filling their

Native Plants

Manage Water Where It Falls for a Healthier Landscape and Environment By Melinda Myers Too much, not enough, and never when you need it. This is a common complaint of of gardeners. Keeping and using water where it falls is the first step in managing this precious resource. Planting and maintaining a healthy landscape is

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