Planning Garden Statuary

Gardens are composed of many elements and one of the most popular nonplant elements is statuary. When I say “statuary,” many gardeners might think of a large statue of David […]

Designing Your Formal Garden

While the most recent design wave to hit landscapes and gardens features cottage gardens and a more naturalistic planting of trees, shrubs, and flowers, some gardeners still prefer a formal […]

Selecting Specimen Trees

Some gardeners get frustrated when trees in their yards create shade and prevent lawn grass from growing. But the right tree in the right location can be a magnificent sight. […]

Designing a Shade Garden

Winter is a great time of year to sit back and dream of new gardens to grow in your landscape. One trend that continues across the country is shade gardening. […]

Award-Winning Annual Flowers

My gardening juices are flowing with the change of the calendar year. A great way to get inspired about new varieties to grow in your garden is checking out the […]

Evaluating Holiday Plants

The holidays are over, and now it’s time to clean up and get the house back in order. But some of the gifts won’t easily fit in a cupboard or […]

New Tomato Varieties

Tomatoes are the number-one vegetable grown in our gardens. But as much as everyone loves growing tomatoes, they aren’t without problems. Insects, diseases, and weather conditions can turn a promising […]

Begonias as Houseplants

Although they are mostly gown as an outdoor shade plant, begonias can also make beautiful houseplants. Many begonia types have attractive, colorful leaves, so even if they don’t flower indoors […]

Poinsettia Care

One of the standard flowers for the holidays is the poinsettia. This Mexican native is actually a 10- to 15-foot-tall shrub in warmer climates. Originally varieties of poinsettias were red. […]

Holiday Decorating with Evergreens

While holiday trees get all the attention this time of year, don’t forget boughs, swags, and centerpieces when decorating your home. Boughs of evergreens can make an attractive centerpiece on […]

Grow Amaryllis from Bulbs

Amaryllis bulbs are a great gift to give a budding gardener. The bulbs are easy to grow to flowering and, if cared for properly, will bloom again next winter. These […]

Unusual Small Holiday Trees

The holidays are coming up fast and many families are looking for that special holiday tree to decorate and display in their living room. But what if you live in […]

Building Wooden Raised Beds

This in-between period when most gardens are dormant and, hopefully, the snow isn’t flying quite yet is a good time to do a few construction projects such as building wooden […]

Teaching Kids about Earthworms

Every gardener and kid is probably familiar with the earthworm. These wiggly little creatures are fascinating for both adults and children. While we generally assume earthworms are good for the […]

Storing Garden Tools for Winter

While the temptation is to just pile your garden hoes, rakes, shovels, hoses, and other tools into the corner of the garage, shed, or basement for winter, it pays to […]

Storing Seeds for Winter

In most parts of the country, the vegetable gardens are shutting down for winter. In some areas gardeners have had a great fall growing season, while in others they are […]

Propagating Houseplants with Kids

It’s hard to find fall gardening activities to do with your kids after the main flower and vegetable gardens are finished for the season. However, there are plants all around […]

Ladies Night Out at Evergreen

For the past several years, Evergreen H&G Showplace has hosted our annual Ladies Night Out at our Riverport Road location. This year will be no different as The Green people […]

Ladies Night Out at Evergreen

For the past several years, Evergreen H&G Showplace has hosted our annual Ladies Night Out at our Riverport Road location. This year will be no different as The Green people […]

Storing Winter Squash

With chilly weather approaching across the country, it’s time to harvest and store all the winter squash that’s been growing in your garden. When properly harvested and stored, winter squash […]

How To Save Pumpkin Seeds

By fertilome Whether you are carving a pumpkin or making homemade pumpkin pie, scoop and save the seeds to use later. There are several things you can do with those […]

Growing Peanuts with Kids

One of the fun ways to get kids engaged in gardening is to amaze them. I remember the first time my daughter harvested potatoes with me and realized they grew […]

Growing Garlic with Kids

October is garlic-planting time in many areas of the country. Garlic is one of the easiest crops to grow, and since the planting time coincides with school schedules, it’s a […]

Fall-Blooming Bulbs

Autumn is certainly the time of year for planting spring-flowering bulbs such as daffodils, tulips, and crocus, but it’s also the time to plant fall-flowering bulbs. Fall-flowering bulbs are planted […]

Managing the Compost Pile

Cleaning out the vegetable garden in fall is a satisfying experience, but often we don’t know what to do with all that organic matter. It’s tempting to just pile it […]

Cover Crops for Fall

As you begin to clean out the spent vegetable crops such as squash, cucumbers, and tomatoes, it’s tempting to wipe your hands of the garden for the season. But before […]

Fall Planting of Trees and Shrubs

Fall is a great time to plant many trees and shrubs in the landscape. Tree and shrub roots are growing more actively with fall rains and cooler temperatures. The weather […]

Fertilize Knockout Roses in September

Knockout Roses are very heavy feeders and require a well-balanced rose fertilizer to keep leaf production and bright blooms. We recommend applying Evergreen Rose Food, 15-12-11, in September to keep […]

Growing Canna Lilies

Come late summer, canna lilies are in their full glory. These warm-weather-loving bulbs grow slowly at first in the cool conditions of early summer, but put on growth daily with […]

Controlling Self-Sowing Flowers

Late summer is a good time to start thinking about next spring in your flower gardens. Chores such as removing perennial weeds, refreshing the mulch, and trimming back spent flowers […]

How to Eat and Cook Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi is getting more press these days for good reason. Not only is it crunchy, flavorful, and versatile in the kitchen, but it’s also easy to grow in the garden. […]

Preserving Tomatoes

The tomatoes are coming fast and furious now from the garden. While some early varieties may have ripened in July and given you a quick taste of summer, August is […]

Tall Perennials as Backdrop Plants

Many different factors are involved in planning a successful perennial flower border. It’s best to mix early-, mid-, and late-season flowering plants so that as one perennial fades, others are […]