Pruning
Pruning

Pruning is a such a broad subject that there have been entire books devoted to the subject. Obviously, it is hard to begin to answer all the questions we are asked on the subject in just a few paragraphs. The following is a few general tips. We are often asked when is the proper time to prune a specific plant.…

Medicinal Plants
Medicinal Plants

Just for fun, here’s a list of 15 popular plants with traditional medicinal properties, and their uses. Aloe: Fights Baldness and Wrinkles Anise: Cures Indigestion Basil: Relieves Headaches Bayleaf: Cures Deafness Chamomile: Relieves Upset Stomach and insomnia Fennel: Controls the Appetite Garlic: Increases Physical Strength Marigold: Improves Eyesight Oregano: Aids Digestion and Stimulates the Appetite Parsley: Sweetens the Breathe Rosemary:  Improves Memory Sage: Cures Fever…

Lavender
Lavender

A little whiff of fresh lavender or spirits of lavender oil is said to calm the soul, relieve tension, or cure a headache. Lavender-beautiful, fragrant, tasty and healthy! What more can you ask from a plant? Lavender, derived from the Latin “lavare” which means “to wash,” was long ago used for bathing, cooking and healing. Lavender is now one of…

Planting Dogwoods
Planting Dogwoods

The loss of a newly planted dogwood can usually be traced to one of two problems, improper planting or improper watering. Improper planting means the tree was planted too deep or that dirt or mulch was piled up around the trunk. Let’s look at how to plant first. Dogwoods are shallow rooted trees and it would be difficult to plant…