What does that mean? Patty called last week and asked if Eucalyptus were allelopathic (al-le-lop-a-th-ic). "Are what?" She quickly explained what it meant. I Googled to find the answer and yes, they are. Of course that lead me down the research road and to this article. Allelopathy comes from … Read more about I want to be alone! (in your best Garbo voice)
I have a Pin Oak in my yard... uh...no, you don't. We get requests for Pin Oaks all the time. We don't grow them and I have never seen any available, from any grower that we buy trees from. It doesn't matter that the previous home owner said so, your Master Gardener friend said so or the House … Read more about Setting the record straight
...it's an invasive grass! Most of us want a lush green lawn, there are exceptions...and those people can stop reading now. St. Augustine is the most common grass we have. It tolerates sun, shade, kids and dogs (up to a point). Most importantly, it tolerates water. Just accept the fact that our … Read more about Battling Bermuda
To my horror... I deliver the monthly news letter for my civic club on my street. Last Monday, after passing out the stack, I headed home. The view on foot is very different from inside my car. As I approached my house, I almost became ill from what I was seeing on my neighbors side of the … Read more about Goodbye, dear friend
A lose your mind moment You know them, when what you have just seen or heard, makes you come undone. I mean one of those "panties in a knot/twist/bunch" kind of moments, as The South is partial to saying. In the "gardener" part of my life, it doesn't happen very often. I have pretty much seen … Read more about We all have them
The Rose? With Mother's Day coming soon, our thoughts turn to roses. Who doesn’t know, or at least heard, them being described as the "Queen of the Garden"? But did you know that these gorgeous shrubs can do much more than just look pretty and smell good? This year the International Herb … Read more about 2012 Herb of the Year
This is a question we are getting The terms GE and GMO are being used more now and sometimes they are used to refer to the same thing, but they are not. We sell seeds and are getting a lot of questions about them, so here are a few answers. GE (Genetically Engineered) GE seeds, plants and … Read more about GE vs GMO
It has become a perennial question Do you have an Empress tree? Do you have a Paulownia? Do you have a Sapphire Dragon tree? NO, NO and NO!!! We don't, we won't, not now, not ever and here is why. This tree has weak limbs and is brittle. It must be trimmed every year, all the way to the top. If … Read more about Stop! Don’t plant THAT tree!