man watering garden in the summer

Summer Gardening Tips

Summer is a great time for family vacations and trips to the pool, but it can be a huge challenge for gardeners. Vegetable plants get touchy when temperatures climb, flowers collapse and the lawn might even take on a slightly brown tone. Depending on where you live, summer may be the most difficult season for […]

Cafe storefront with planters and flowers

Enhancing your Storefront with Planters and Window Boxes

Planters and window boxes do a lot to dress up a home, but they can also make your business storefront pop. Window boxes and planters introduce a little color and life to an otherwise dreary sidewalk or asphalt parking lot. They can also slow down pedestrians, people who may walk by every day but have […]

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How to Make Soilless Potting Mix

Flowers springing merrily from dirt-filled pots and planters is a sight that we take for granted. After all, aren’t plants supposed to thrive in dirt? The truth is, planting in containers requires a little more finesse, since you’ve got to encourage the medium to hold moisture against the plant’s roots while draining away any standing […]

Our Favorite Plants for Terrariums

Terrariums are all the rage. Pinterest is full of the most popular and clever combinations in an endless assortment of clear glass containers, ranging from re-purposed jars to the newest in commercially-available designs. Big or small, everybody loves a terrarium! Choosing the best plants for terrariums can be tricky for a first time indoor gardener, […]

A flower box beneath a window with shutters

What Size Window Boxes Should You Use?

Matching the right window box to your home can add curb appeal, but there are many things to consider before making a final decision. What materials should the box be made of? How big should the box be? What size and depth is best for the plants that you want to pair with your home? […]