Landscaping that Provides Rest Areas for Migrating Birds & Butterflies

The annual migration of millions of birds and butterflies over thousands of miles is an amazing feat.  Look up, and you might even see it, as it’s happening right now through the fall months across the country!  Creating welcoming habitat on your property, where these incredible creatures can safely rest and find food & shelter […]

Sculpture Parks Can Inspire your own Garden Design

Sculpture parks or gardens creatively combine art and landscape, where they complement each other beautifully.  Strategically placed sculptures in the garden evoke a sense of wonder and whimsy.  Pieces can be abstract or realistic, and can serve as focal points at the end of a garden path or balance an asymmetrical landscape design. By studying […]

Top 5 Reasons to Care about Honey Bees

Honey bees are not only amazing little creatures, but they are essential to the web of life, and without them our food supply would be in jeopardy.   Some of the remarkable things busy bees do include:

Explore Private Gardens this July

With summer now in full swing, it’s the perfect time to spend vacation days touring the multitude of beautiful gardens around the country.  There’s something for everyone with gardens ranging from historic, fragrant, Japanese, container plantings, plant-specific (rose, iris, lavendar, for example), urban, edible, and private home gardens, to name a few.  Some places even […]

Historic Gardens in Need of Your Help

We all appreciate walking through a lovely garden, and those with historic character are especially appealing.  But, in order to maintain an authentic period look, much work has to be done.  Many historic gardens are in need of restoration.  Those involved in garden restorations rely on archaeological evidence, drawings, photographs and historical documents to bring […]

The Many Benefits of Rain Gardens

Rain gardens are designed to capture rainwater that runs off impervious surfaces, like driveways and lawns, to prevent it from entering the street, where it would pick up pollutants and heat on its way to our streams.  The rainfall waters the plants in the garden, then slowly filters into the ground where it replenishes our […]

Upcoming Home & Garden Tours: June

Now’s your chance to get a first-hand look at beautiful blooming gardens and historic homes, many of which are secret gardens, perhaps right in your own neighborhood.  This June, visit a wide variety of gardens featured on these tours, including:  backyard habitats, rain gardens, formal gardens, English cottage gardens, edible landscaping, native plant gardens, historical […]

Must-haves for the Best Butterfly Garden

Butterflies bring a sense of joy and wonder as they gracefully flutter about pollinating our garden plants.  Unfortunately, their populations are in decline due to loss of habitat and migratory corridors, pollution and pesticides.  But, there are simple things we can do to help them. For starters, it’s important to provide butterflies with the proper […]

Tour Savannah’s Secret Gardens

Savannah, Georgia is home to the largest urban National Historic Landmark District in the United States, and now you can experience this gem of southern hospitality.  The 78th Annual Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens will allow you to get a sneak peak into private historic homes, heirloom furnishings and gorgeous gardens. You can also […]

Keep your Garden Growing Strong with Heirloom Seeds

Want the most delicious and nutritious fresh vegetables and herbs at the lowest price (Heirloom flowers are available as well).  Besides shopping at your local farm stand, growing your own is the next best thing.  I recommend starting your garden with heirloom seeds (there’s hundreds of varieties available), or you may be able to find […]

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