Commercially produced seed tape is great and very convenient but the drawback is that there aren’t very many seed types that are available this way. Seed tape is also quite expensive compared to bulk seeds in packages. The solution is to make your own seed…

Coral Trumpet Vine

The Hummingbird Vine is a very beautiful, fast growing, deciduous woody vine that hummingbirds just love. This plant is also known as a Trumpet Vine because of the shape of the flowers it produces. Aliases Trumpet Vine Hummingbird Vine Star Glory Cypress Vine Trumpet Creeper Cow Itch…

Pink and White Oriental Lily

There are so many beautiful Oriental lilies available that they could easily make a stunningly colourful garden on their own without any other flowers. They’re most beautiful standing among other shorter growing flowers and shrubs. Giant Oriental lilies are really easy to grow and they…

Delphinium

Some perennial flowers and grasses need to have the assistance of their wilted summer foliage to use for winter protection and insulation from the cold wet weather. Many need the protection for the many drab rainy months of a temperate climate. These ones listed below prefer…

Mason Bee

It’s important that we help the Mason bees and provide habitats for them whenever possible.  Most everyone knows about the honey bee and how critically important its pollination duties are to the food supply we rely on. It’s also been well publicized that our honey…

Drip Nozzle in a Cherry Tree Container

Using a drip irrigation system is a very efficient way to maximize your time and effort. It also reduces water usage in the garden while giving your plants deep root watering. The use of a properly constructed drip system will keep all the plants watered…

Hummingbirds are beautiful, fast, fascinating and elegant all at the same time. Generally, hummingbirds like flowers that have a downward hanging “spout” type flower shape. So if you plant these type flowers you’re sure to attract these lovely birds. Here’s a short list of more…

Hummingbird Resting

One of the biggest things I want to teach people how to do is make your own hummingbird food. It’s so easy, you’ll wonder why you haven’t done it before. I don’t recommend feeding the hummingbirds that red liquid the stores sell as “hummingbird food”. The red dye…

Purple Centurea

As the gardening season nears the end and the flowers have faded, most perennials get a little straggly looking and not so pretty anymore.  Some perennials and many herbaceous plants like to be cut down in the fall due to mildew and other issues in…

Snowflake

The warm summer season is fading and now it’s time to start getting ready for winter. Depending on the specific climate of your region, the winterizing tasks for your container garden are going to be different. The biggest thing you can do to minimize the amount…

Spittle Bug Foam

You’ll be out in the garden in early to mid spring admiring all of your fall planting work in its emerging beauty. Then, you’ll see something odd… You’ll see white globs of foamy stuff on some of your plants. You’ll think “yuk, I have spit on…