Native Perennial Plant of the Week – 6/20/17

Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia) Black-eyed Susans are valued as long-blooming perennials, putting out numerous flowers non-stop for most of the summer and into early autumn. The cheerful flowers consist of golden petals that radiate from a dark cone (thus the common name, even though the color is more of a dark brown). Small hairs cover the… Read More

Plants that Repel Mosquitoes

With mosquito season is in full swing and particularly bad this year. You might be interested to know that some plants will help repel these undesirable insects. We offer several plant varieties that have this characteristic including: Come visit us and ask us about these plants!

Perennial Plant of the Week – 6/13/17

Daylily (Hemerocallis) Daylilies are perennial plants, whose name alludes to the flowers which typically last no more than 24 hours (about a day or so). The botanical name, Hemerocallis, means “beauty for a day.” The flowers of most species open in early morning and wither during the following night, possibly replaced by another one on… Read More

How to Make Flavored Oils and Vinegars

By: Brandon Ketcherside Making your own infused oils and vinegars is easier than you’d think. You can flavor them with fresh herbs, spices or fruit – or a combination. They come together in minutes for a fraction of the store-bought version. (Bonus: these make easy, elegant presents too!)   Master Recipe WORK TIME: 20 Minutes… Read More

Perennial Plant of the Week -6/6/17

Bee Balm (Monarda) Bee Balm (Monarda) is an old-fashioned favorite perennial plant. It is a wonderful plant for attracting hummingbirds, butterflies and helpful bees. It is also deer resistant. This prairie native has fascinating-shape flowers in jewel tones of red, pink, purple, and white, surrounded by dark bracts. They grow atop substantial clumps of dark… Read More

Garden Solutions – June 2017

            I, for one, cannot believe it is the first of June already. This year is really flying by. This is the month for picnics, vacations, family reunions, and for just enjoying the outdoors in general. One of the tasks to take care of this month is weeding. If you put a pre-emergent weed control… Read More