Ideas & How To's
One of the most exciting parts of growing a vegetable garden is harvesting. Regular harvesting will not only bring fresh produce to your table but will actually keep the plants healthier. However, sometimes it can be tricky knowing when your freshly grown produce is ready to be picked. Sunshine, warm weather, and rain can all impact when your crops are ready to be harvested.
Butterflies are an extremely helpful part of our ecosystem, and promoting a healthy environment for them is a very important step in protecting butterfly populations. Below is a list of plants – along with helpful tips from our experts – to entice butterflies to visit your garden.
When it comes to pollinators, there is nothing more fascinating than the hummingbird. This tiny creature flits through spaces quickly and is gone in the blink of an eye. Attracting these stunning species to your home may feel like a bit of a mystery. These little birds are seeking a specific environment which thankfully is simple to replicate.
If you’re familiar with mosquito repellant, or a product called the citronella candle, you may have heard of citronella grass! This lemon scented plant is a popular one, making it one of the most common used in natural repellants. Sitting near citronella grass is often said to be enough to protect you from mosquitos.
Do you love your outdoor space? We spend a lot of time making our lawns and gardens exactly the way that we want them. However, when all that hard work is done, you need a space to sit back and enjoy it. We eat, lounge, socialize and even work in these spaces, but the design is often left as an afterthought. It’s time to rethink the patio and discover how a few accessories can transform your space into an extension of your home!
Shade gardens offer a place of refuge during those hot summer days. These spaces naturally attract plants in cooler tones (think blue, purple, and green) creating a space that is designed for relaxation. The secret to success is choosing the perennials, evergreens, and annuals that thrive in these lower-light spaces.
Want to bring on the heat this summer? We have a range of hot peppers to satisfy your inner daredevil! Be adventurous, try growing a pepper you’ve never had before.
Not only do they spice up dishes, they are also packed with vitamin D, vitamin C, potassium, fiber and beta-carotene.