Trees

Tips for Growing Forsythia Bushes

Forsythia bush

Nothing screams spring in your garden quite like Forsythia. With their vibrant yellow color, these perennials are one of the first bushes to flower in the spring. The shrub is very hardy, and relatively easy to grow.  These tips for growing forsythia bushes will make sure that your garden is a delight to behold in early…

12 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

12 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is a day that we celebrate each year in the US on April 22.  The day was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, and it helps us to focus on environmental awareness. There is not just one Earth day.  Another is celebrated on the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere…

Progress on my Test Garden

My Test Garden Before and After

How my Test Garden has Grown! Readers of my blog will know that my project for this year (and the next two) is my test garden.  I have a model that I am emulating from Garden Gate and will grow shade, semi shade and full sun plants in it to write articles about for my…

Mimosa Trees Are Rampant Seeders

Mimosa Tree

Mimosa Trees – Love them or Hate them? Mimosa trees are one of those trees that you either love or hate.  They are considered by some to be “trash trees” because of their short lifespan, weak wood which breaks easily in high winds, vulnerability to disease and the rampant volunteer seeding they do everywhere in…