Apple Pie Recipe

The sweet treat is not only reserved for fall. It’s a perfect warm dessert for those cold winter days! Ingredients 7-8 medium-sized Granny Smith apples 3/4 cups of brown sugar 1/2 tsp lemon zest 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1 tbsp melted butter 1 9 inch unbaked pie shell (or 2 […]

Pesticides: Do we need them?

Pesticides: Do we need them? We do need pesticides for our plants, whether our plants are indoor or outdoors, to keep them healthy. Farmers use pesticides all the time to help them grow more food on less land to keep up with the population growth. Pesticides protect their crops from pests and diseases. Without protection […]

Protect Your Furry Best Friend

You can have a pet and be a houseplant parent too! In a previous blog, “Becoming a Houseplant Parent”, we mentioned how plants are a beautiful addition to your home, but it is important to accommodate the needs of your pet. Certain plants can be toxic to a dog or cat that decides to nibble […]

Perfect Plants For a Clean Indoor Space

Choosing a green plant for your home that doesn’t require you to bring the dirt inside is easier than you think. These types of plants are known as Air Plants, or Tillandsias. They do not use their roots to gather the water and nutrients in soil needed for survival, making them easy to care for. […]

Becoming a House Plant Parent

With Fall changing the outdoor scenery and winter on its way; we will miss the greenery that we typically see outside in the Spring and Summer months. The solution? Add greenery indoors! It is super easy, and a green thumb is not required. To get started, ask yourself the questions below: -Evaluate your living space. […]

Baked Apples with a Hint of Mint

Many of you have been apple picking, or have bought apples in the store this time of year. I love picking apples and baking them in the oven. The aroma of cinnamon and apples makes my home feel cozy in the fall. Below is a delicious recipe bringing the two flavors together- mint and cinnamon […]

October Plant of the Month

Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere! Fall weather is settling in. Pumpkins are appearing in store displays, on front porches, at local farm stands, and even at fall weddings. Fall is the pumpkin season. This orange fruit is harvested in October and features flowers, seeds, and flesh that are edible and nutritious. Did you know that pumpkins have […]

Staking Your New Sapling

Fall is Officially Here! You bought a new tree… now what? Recently we talked about transferring container-grown plants to your garden outside. Adding a new tree outside is easy too, and this is the best time of year to do it! Your tree might need to be supported to allow it’s root ball to become […]

How do you plant your container plants?

I started my plants in a container…Now what?

We talk about the ability to start growing your plants in containers, but how do you transfer these container-grown plants to your garden? Your need to gradually introduce your container-grown plants to direct sunlight before you plant them in your garden. First, place your plants outdoors in a sheltered, slightly shaded location then move them […]

September Gardening

September Gardening: Planning for next spring

As crazy as it may seem, it is time to plan for next spring with fall around the corner. After the soil temperature drops below 60°, you should plant your spring flowering bulbs like Daffodils, Crocus, and Hyacinths. Pro Tip: Add Bulb fertilizer or Bone meal into the planting hole You should dig up and […]