Category Archives: Gardening
Add a little pop to your winter landscaping with this list of plants from Gardenality.com. The Top 10 List of Winter Landscaping Plants for the South was selected by Brent Wilson of Wilson Bros. Nursery in McDonough, Ga. It includes bright beauties like Dwarf Burfordi Holly and Kaleidoscope Abelia. For the full list, go to http://bit.ly/vBtjI5.
There are lots of good gardening blogs out there, and one of our favorites is Mike Lieberman’s Urban Organic Gardener. Here, Mike presents his Top 10 Posts of 2011. They cover everything from harvesting mint to growing your own gum to whether the White House garden is really just smoke and mirrors: http://bit.ly/w1O2Rx.
Burpee Home Gardens is accepting applications for the 2012 “I Can Grow” Youth Garden Award through Friday, Dec. 23, 2011. The 2012 “I Can Grow” Youth Garden Award will be presented to established or start-up school and community gardens that demonstrate well-developed and staffed plans for a youth-centered educational program, with an emphasis on nutrition and food production, environmental awareness, social responsibility and scholastic integration. Two grand-prize winners will be awarded up to 500 vegetable and herb plants, including: •The … Continue reading
The holidays don’t have to be all about Douglas firs and poinsettias. There are lots of other great plants that can add a pop of color and a fresh decorative touch to your home. Try one of these this year: • Norfolk Island Pine • Gardenia • Cyclamen • Amaryllis • Christmas Cactus • Orchid For more information on these plants, check out this Costa Farms blog: http://bit.ly/tlfiFf
With winter fast approaching, many of us will be switching our attention to our indoor gardens. Which begs the tough question: What plants will survive and thrive in low light? Luckily, there are a few hardy plants that don’t seem to suffer too much from Seasonal Affective Disorder, including lucky bamboo, spider plants and ferns. To learn more about them and get some good indoor gardening advice, go to About.com at http://bit.ly/sLYHHR