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Willow Hybrids: A Quick Care Guide

Buckle up. As of today there are 23 days until spring. A few of you might have warmer temperatures, like in Florida….or…only Florida. A lot of you may see a little bit more of snow and ice this year. However, we won’t let the cold suppress our gardening and landscaping spirits will we?! There’s an amazing tree […]


Washington’s History with Fruiting and Flowering Cherry Trees

With Presidents’ day just passing us by and George Washington’s birthday coming up, it’s a good time to think about a little presidential history. I’m sure everyone can remember their elementary school teachings about George Washington chopping down a cherry tree. Let’s refresh your memory a little In case you’ve forgotten. As the story goes, […]


Camellias: History, Planting, and Care.

Winter isn’t usually known for beautiful shrubs and hedges outside of evergreens. Some of the flowering varieties don’t provide people with blooms until the spring! Most people instantly think about large evergreen trees like pines and spruces when they want something to provide their yard with winter color. However, Camellias are an often overlooked evergreen […]


Evergreens For Winter Color: Our Top Five

While winter deposits large amounts of white snow and ice all over the nation, things can get a little bleak. Deciduous trees lose their leaves, and people long for the color that fall, spring, and summer provide. However, winter doesn’t have to be a colorless time! There are a variety of indoor and outdoor evergreen […]


Hand Pollination: A Quick Guide

Even though it’s quite cold outside and a few areas are bogged down with snow, January is a brighter month. As the days pass they’re now getting longer and brighter while we move towards spring! This may not mean much for our dormant trees sleeping through the snow storms right now, but we’ve been noticing […]


Pineapples: The Elite.

If you were to read, “Too ravishing for moral taste …like lovers’ kisses she bites – she is a pleasure bordering on pain, from the fierceness and insanity of her relish,” by Charles Lamb would you know that it was his poetic words about the Pineapple? A luscious fruit that took the world by storm? […]


Berries: Grow Your Own Organically

During this time of year health and fitness are on a lot of people’s minds. Many are considering ways to eat healthier and start making smoothies for breakfast. Smoothies are great! They offer a lot of great nutrition and often contain a lot of fruit. Although, the cost of fruit to put in those smoothies […]


Indoor Houseplant Care and Survival Tips

Even though January is bringing us brighter sunlight and spring will be here before we know it, it’s one of the coldest months of the year. During times of cold inclement weather a lot of potted plants need to be brought indoors to survive. Our homes tend to provide different environments for trees and plants […]


Why Bare-Root Roses Are Best

After the holidays it tends to be a good time to freshen up your home with a little cleaning and redecorating. It’s also a good time to focus on your yard and upcoming landscaping projects. You can get ahead of the curb by planting Double Knockout Roses. January is a great month to do so. […]


Thanks From Us

Five years ago I worked as a short term missionary in Haiti. In order to subsidize US rice farmers, the United States had just donated a massive amount of rice to Haiti. Our Government had great intentions and fed many hungry people. But here’s the rub. Haitian rice farmers could no longer sell a product […]