Recent Blog Posts

For The Birds

Ahh spring, when a birds' attention turns towards mating. Which means nesting and, if you supply an attractive site for them, you'll end up with a backyard brood that provides constant entertainment. There's plenty of room for creativity in the design of a birdhouse, from pseudo-Victorian styles to zestier models that can echo an alien space ship.

Snack-Time For the Birds

Different sized bird feeders are created for different sized birds. Makes complete sense but it's more important than you would think. Larger birds, such as cardinals and mourning doves, tend to feed on hopper-type feeders that release food onto a tray where they can land.

Mini Trees Make A Big Impact

Not every Christmas tree has to be big enough to put gifts under. Some trees may be quite diminutive, but can still be quite charming. Like the European-style mini Christmas tree or the mini Alberta spruce that can be used to decorate windowsills and outdoor pots.

Don't Just Ditch the Tree

The relatives are gone, the kids are back in school, and the Christmas tree has shed its last needle. Yes, it's the end of the holiday season and time to say good-bye to your once live and beautiful tree. But don't just throw it on the trash heap (or into your neighbor's yard at 3 am).

A popular choice in its species, the Dwarf Burning Bush is an adaptable, easy-to-grow shrub that gives a great splash of color in the fall. Though this will focus on the dwarf variety, the planting information holds true for normal sized Burning Bushes as well.

Hardy mums are here again and they are looking big, beautiful, and just about ready to bloom. These mums will add a wonderful splash of color to your late-season garden.  Hardy, or fall or garden, mums should be planted in a nice sunny spot in the garden, in an average, well-drained soil.