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 two flavors together- mint and cinnamon apples. […]

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 […]

Ginger Lily

September Plant of the Month: Ginger Lily

Native to India and tropical Asia, these Southern, perennial beauties show off prominent, aromatic blooms framed by rich green foliage. The flowers resemble butterflies­, giving the Ginger Lily its other common name, “butterfly ginger.” There are many varieties with blossoms in hues of white, orange, yellow, salmon, and red. You can plant them to act […]

Pre-Fall: Preparing Your Garden For Fall

In Virginia Beach, we are accustomed to the dense humidity of the summer months. We know how to take care of ourselves. When September begins, we are more than ready to embrace the first breeze of autumn. Most of the plants in our gardens feel the same way. While some plants thrive in the summer […]

plumbago

Growing Plumbago

Meet the Blue Plumbago. It’s also known as “sky flower” because of its alluring blue flowers resting on slender stems that twist together to form vines with soft green leaves. The plumbago is a lush hub for native butterflies that are drawn to the scent of the blooms. It will bloom year round in warmer climates, […]

Moss Rose

Moss Rose

Planting moss rose is gorgeous way to fill in any gaps in your outdoor space that were left by spring blooms. Moss rose will grow over the bulbs without suffocating them or causing them to rot. Moss rose compliment flowers that also flourish in hot, dry, sunny locations. Dusy miller and zinnias look beautiful in […]