Monday, February 18, 2013

2013 Perennial Plant of the Year

Photo by Steve Still/ Perennial Plant Association

The 2013 Perennial Plant of the year has been announced. It is Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’ , a variegated Solomon's Seal.

Here a link to the whole article and past winners!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Garden Tasks to Prepare for Spring by Donna Duffy

Are these “warm” days giving you a case of early Spring Fever? Do you gaze out the window wishing you could get your hands in the soil? With the ground frozen, it’s still too early to get out and dig, but here are a handful of outdoor chores you can do to be prepared when Spring arrives.

1.    Add hardscape to your yard. Now is a great time to plan a walkway, add sculpture, or build garden structures. Design your own stepping stones; there are kits available to help you make them. Thumb through your old landscape and garden magazines for ideas.