CARE TIPSKeeping your plants healthy and beautiful
December, January and February are usually our coldest months. Many of our plants can be quite marginally hardy and susceptible to frost. Read some tips on how to care for our most tender plants during these cold months.
Annual flowers can be used to liven the landscape and containers during winter months. Cj in Pleasanton shares some ideas to keep colors in your garden during winter.
Here’s a simple and easy checklist to assess the strengths of your garden. See if your garden has all these elements or needs one or two to complete it in a beautiful way.
Having these little lizards around in my garden I have less earwigs and my rose bushes seem to be aphid and whitefly free this year!
In summer, 2 inches of mulch cuts water loss by 20% and lowers temperature in the top 4 inches of soil by 10 degrees.
The Monarch Butterfly will only lay its eggs on the milkweed plant. It is the only food source for the Monarch Caterpillar. Help the Monarchs by planting milkweed in your garden.
Pollination is so vital to our plants which include fruits, vegetables, flowers and for the bees, especially, to make their wonderful nectar we consume called honey! Keep those pollinating insects alive and happy!
Terra-cotta pots seem to say ‘tradition’ with plants in them and in the garden. They are sturdy, inexpensive and can last a very long time. These are wonderful planters for your garden…
Did you know you can reuse the coffee grounds?
In your garden…
With proper growing conditions, succulents will pretty much take care of themselves and actually thrive on neglect.
For those with indoor plants, ever have the pesky small black gnats that fly around? They are an annoying little critter, and emerge from your indoor plants.
One of the most common questions after Christmas is “How can I care for my poinsettia so that it will bloom again next Christmas?”
There’s a lot of information on bees out there, but I want to share with you some facts you may not know and will find interesting.
Are you looking for potted plants as gift for friends or clients? Question about caring for your potted plants?