Perennial Favorites: Sun-Friendly Perennials

Perennial Favorites: Sun-Friendly Perennials

It’s National Perennial Month! We’re sharing our love of these lasting beauties all month long. While there are many types of perennials, we’ve split them into sun perennials, shade perennials, native perennials and pollinating perennials – each week we’ll share our favorites from the different categories. Let’s start with sun perennials, here are our five favorite sun-loving plants that will brighten your garden all summer long.
Lawn Care Products You Should Be Using Now

Lawn Care Products You Should Be Using Now

Everyone wants the greenest lawn on the block. But with the unpredictable weather we've had this past month, your lawn may be looking...dismal. Don't worry, we have remedies to get your grass looking fresh as can be while also preventing critters from overtaking your outdoor living space and gardens. Here is a list from our lawn care team about what lawn care products you should be using to ensure a healthy, bug and fungus free lawn this summer.
How to Care for Frost Bitten Plants

How to Care for Frost Bitten Plants

Springtime in Maryland can be unpredictable! This year we’ve seen everything from warm, picture-perfect days to typical rainy days to downright cold and snowy days. It's the middle of April and we are still getting frost. This kind of weather takes its toll on your garden and your plants. Even if you cover your plants with frost cloth and protect them with mulch, temperature swings like this can be too much for some plants to handle. If you have frost-bitten plants in your garden all hope is not lost. There are things you can do to help your plants recover. If you see brown, drooping foliage, it’s dead. But, and this is important but, if the plant has a woody stem, the stem and the root system could still be in good shape. The plant can recover and produce new foliage once the dead stuff is trimmed away.
How to Design a Winter Container

How to Design a Winter Container

Container plants are the perfect way to bring some color to entryways and patios, especially in the winter! There is no need to count them out just because winter is approaching. In fact, this is the time our gardens are most in need of some color and winter interest. You can even use the containers that held your warm season plantings, so long as they are frost resistant!
An Easy, Low Maintenance Clean Air Houseplant: Sansevieria

An Easy, Low Maintenance Clean Air Houseplant: Sansevieria

Also known as Mother-In-Law’s Tongue or Snake Plant, Sansevieria is a popular choice for an easy, low maintenance clean air houseplant for some very good reasons. Sansevieria is an excellent plant for a beginner gardener because you don't have to have a green thumb to keep this plant in good health. It tolerates neglect well and it doesn't need a lot of light or water to thrive. The tall thick leaves store moisture, which means they don’t require a lot of water. Low light conditions and infrequent watering make this plant perfectly happy.