Peperomias are a diverse group, including everything from smooth-leafed, variegated types to varieties with puckered leaves.
Karen brings in a flat of zamifolia plants, sometimes called ZZ plant.
Looking for houseplants that can take a long winter — or someone who doesn’t have a green thumb? Here are recommendations from Karen Win [...]
Despite what you’ve heard, moss can’t kill your lawn. In reality, moss is an opportunist, an early colonizer of terrain that other plants find inhospitable.
Moss thrives in infertile soil and damp, shady conditions.
Thick, healthy turf needs plenty of sun and soil that’s rich in organic matter.
Many people wonder if they can get Amaryllis bulbs to rebloom. The answer is yes and it’s actually easier than you might think.
Amaryllis plants spending the summer outdoors.
“The flowers faded months ago, but I can’t bear to throw it out. I’d like to save it and see if I can get it to bloom again. What should I do?”
What to do with bearded irises when the show is over.
Majestic, tall bearded irises reign in the early summer garden. Photo from the garden of Leo Vandervlugt, president of Dutch Gardens.
By mid-summer, nothing remains of my bearded irises’ glorious color and fanfare. The tall, once-stately stalks hold nothing but shriveled brown f [...]
It’s spring, and the homeowner’s thoughts turn to mulch. Nothing like a new layer of mulch and a freshly cut bed edge to make a yard look sharp.
It’s spring, and the homeowner’s thoughts turn to mulch. Nothing like a new layer of mulch and a freshly cut bed edge to make a yard look sharp. But more than good looks, [...]
Fruit on the mulberry tree
Between all of the weeding and feeding, I am definitely noticing some major plant growth. All of the sudden, tomato branches need to be fastened to their supports as they begin to reach outward and upward. There’s lots of fruit development in the tomatoes, peppers and eggplants, as well as many garden [...]
I grow my own fruits and vegetables for all sorts of reasons. Growing food is fun, rewarding, saves money, and adds amazing taste and beauty into my life. And, for health concerns, I know exactly where my food came from and what went into producing it.
So how come I can’t have the right to know what’s in the food I buy in the [...]
Healthy turf grows on healthy soil. It starts with a simple soil test.
It’s been quite a while since I tested soil samples from my lawn, but it’s clearly time to do so. The turf is looking a bit thin and the weeds seem to be gaining ground. I suspect that soil pH is the source of both problems. When the pH is out of kilter, plants ca [...]