Anchors and Foundation Plants | Create Structure and Balance with Winter Interest

Anchors and Foundation Plants | Create Structure and Balance with Winter Interest

To incorporate winter interest into your home landscaping, try this technique: make sure your garden has good anchors and that your home has good foundation plants. These two principles of landscaping are great ways to bring evergreen foliage and winter interest into your garden designs. Read on to learn the difference between anchors and foundation plants, and why early winter can help you choose the right ones!
How to Feed The Birds In Your Winter Garden

How to Feed The Birds In Your Winter Garden

As you plan out your winter garden, please remember our feathered friends that live in our Maryland backyards. Since food, shelter, and water are more difficult for them to find in colder months, we can step in and help! Learn how to prep your garden to be bird-friendly, how to set up a squirrel-proof bird feeder, and how to attract backyard birds consistently this winter.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Poinsettias

Poinsettias are a top holiday flower pick for their beautiful array of shades and colors. They have traditionally been the winter holiday’s most popular plant, the sure and steady standby, but do you really know about the Poinsettia? We bet you don't! Here are 5 things you didn't know about Poinsettias: Poinsettias Can Be Painted To fit the most unusual of tastes, Poinsettias may be painted, just about any color, to match your holiday decor and finished off with glitter to complete the festive look. Poinsettias Are Not Poisonous It's important to note that Poinsettias…continue reading →
How to Overwinter Container Plants | 6 Steps for Bringing Your Plants Indoors

How to Overwinter Container Plants | 6 Steps for Bringing Your Plants Indoors

Our houseplants, citrus trees, and tropical plants have had their day in the sun, but now we must bring them in for the winter to ensure their survival. Typically, once temperatures drop below 50 degrees overnight, you know it is time to make the move. Not so fast though, there are some steps that you should take for a seamless transfer while leaving the mess outdoors.
Top 12 Fall Container Plant Ideas

Top 12 Fall Container Plant Ideas

Once the cool, crisp evening air arrives in autumn and pumpkin spice cycles back to the market, porch flower planters become a staple of every household. The relentless heat of summer made it difficult to give your container plantings enough water to make up for the constant scorch of the summer sun. Thankfully, the autumn sun is much more forgiving and your container garden can reemerge with a plethora of foliage, fruit, and blooms.
How to Repot a Houseplant

How to Repot a Houseplant

I’ll let you in on a little gardening secret... plants grow. Shocking, right? Eventually, your houseplants will outgrow the beautiful containers you put them in and need some more room to stretch their legs. Repotting will boost your plant's vigor and promote the development of a healthy root system. However, it is important to know when and how to properly replant a houseplant in order to effectively encourage plant growth.