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Author: Jennifer Gibson

Taking care of your beloved plants!

During the summer, plant health issues are more prevalent than any other time of year..  Extreme heat and drought expose problems that might have been brewing since last season or even last year.  And as with all kinds of health issues, awareness and prevention are the keys! Damaging insects can cause a destructive domino effect.  For… Read more »

What is MosquitoX

Stop the Angst!

The floodwaters have receded but what remains might be a new mosquito habitat! Stagnant water is usually the culprit, so walk around your landscape, and empty any standing water. And then immediately investigate and fix the area to prevent future standing water, because you may forget after the next rain. Damp areas like old leaf piles… Read more »

Wise Watering

Well, the rains have let up. Like really let up, as in no rain at all in the past few weeks! If you haven’t used your sprinkler system yet, you will need to soon. Or if you haven’t spread out those hoses and come up with a game plan, you might want to. Don’t let lack of water be the… Read more »

A Tough Beauty

There are many plants that capture our imagination and make us want to plant large swaths throughout our landscape. Sometimes these treasured plants look amazing but don’t fare well over time. This plant, the invincible Oakleaf Hydrangea is another story! Oakleaf Hydrangeas have a totally different look to them than the traditional mophead or lacecap hydrangeas.… Read more »

How to make a miniature garden

How many times have you had to look around to find a little one?  A child that was just right behind is now nose to the ground looking at something almost invisible to you! Kids love little things; and most also love to play in the dirt and feel the textures of living things like plants.… Read more »

Terrarium How-To!

If you are looking for a new way to bring in the Spring, consider a newly redisovered, on-trend terrarium!  Start by choosing a container; the best ones are clear and enclosed.  The Good Earth has some really fun ones with wooden balls to seal in the moisture and ones that hang on fun thick ropes.… Read more »