Garden Reports

Late Winter Bird Feeding AdviceLike each season, winter has many signatures; the silhouettes of trees against the bright blue sky, the serenity of a snowfall and, of course, all of the activity surrounding our bird feeders.
Dividing Daylilies 02For me, the best value in plants is generally determined by three factors. I want them to be low maintenance. I'd like for them to bloom for a long period of time and I'd like for them to come back year after year. Well I know this may sound like a...
Amaryllis and PaperwhitesOne of the most enjoyable things for me about winter is forcing bulbs to bloom indoors. But I'm often asked what do you do with the plant after the flowers fade? Well, if you live in a mild part of the country, you can plant things like amaryllis and...
Ficus BraidingYou can transform your ficus shrub into a tree with pruning and braiding the multiple trunks. Here's how.
Fall Garden Clean Up TipsIt is time for fall clean up.  Here are a few ideas on how you can make your tasks a little easier this year.
Making an Ivy Topiary with Mike FaigleVines can offer a unique and whimsical look like few other plants. And what's interesting to me is that you can take a common, everyday plant like English ivy and transform it into some fantastic shapes for our homes and garden with a topiary form.
Viewer Question: Container Garden SoilI just had window boxes made and was interested in what kind of soil would be the best to fill them with.  Do you have any suggestions? When it comes to soil for containers, you don't want to fall into the trap of thinking you can...
Aging ConcreteWhen my garden isn't screaming for attention, it gives me the time to get to some of those projects I've been wanting to do. For instance, I just picked up this new concrete planter and I'm going to work a little magic into it. In fact I'm going to...
Aquascape DesignsGreg Wittstock of Aquascape Designs explains how installing a water feature creates a strong focal point for your garden.
Dried Flower Arrangement Dried flower arrangements have become very popular, mainly because they last so long. But if you've priced them lately, you know they can be quite expensive, and justifiably so, a lot goes into producing them. But many of the things that you might...