How Do You Determine Winter Plant Damage

It’s not unusual for some trees, shrubs, and perennials to look badly damaged, sick, or even dead after the cold winter months. Just because the leaves are brown, droopy, or sickly-looking does not necessarily mean the plant is dead. In some cases, these ugly brown leaves will fall off and sprout new ones. Often, new… Read More

Giving Tender Plants Winter Protection

“Bundle up!” We all heard this from our moms when we went out to play in the winter snow and winds. The same advice applies to your tender and newer outdoor plantings. The frigid northern winds and freezing nighttime temps can damage or kill those perennials, shrubs, and trees that are more marginal in our… Read More

Dealing With Snow In The Garden

It’s wintertime, and that means there’s always a threat of snow coming. With the right precautions, even major snowstorms should be safe for your lawn and garden. Dense layers of snow can cause branches to sag and snap, which can damage your plants. Thankfully, most varieties of plants are pliable enough to deal with a… Read More

How To Care For Your Poinsettia

Poinsettias are the number one potted plant sold in the United States. This is amazing, given the fact that they sell mainly during the Christmas holiday season. They are colorful and fit the holiday perfectly. Dispelling The Poisonous Poinsettia Myth We’ve finally refuted the old wives’ tale concerning the alleged claim that poinsettias are poisonous…. Read More