Can potting soil be reused?
Can potting soil be reused?

Can potting soil be reused? Potting soil can be reused but there are a few things to keep in mind! In a perfect world we would replace potting soil every year. More realistically, potting soil should be replaced every two to three years.   First, potting soil compacts over time. Watering, root growth, and settling of soil all cause potting…

Perfect Poinsettias
Perfect Poinsettias

A Holiday Hallmark What’s left to discover about Poinsettias? Well, for starters, Poinsettias are not poisonous, are available in colors besides red, and the finest are found in garden centers. Ironic, perhaps, that a plant with legendary, child-centered origins is often seen as one dangerous to children. According to the Poisondex TM Information Service, a 50-pound child could eat 500…

Planting and Caring for Pansies
Planting and Caring for Pansies

Pansies grown in Central Virginia are a cool season annual. Pansies can be planted in the fall from late August until approximately Thanksgiving, and in spring starting in late February. Planted either time they should bloom until late May or early June. When the weather becomes very warm (mid 80’s) they usually start to become leggy and look pretty bad.…