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Container Gardening

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 »

What loves shade, blooms in the winter, and is evergreen?

And the answer is….camellias!  These wonderful, versatile plants have been thrilling homeowners for years.  Right now, Camellia japonicas are blooming.  The japonicas have larger leaves that Camellia sasanqua, and in general have larger, more dramatic blooms.  They look kind of like winter roses but even better since they are evergreen. If you are considering a… Read more »


See this pretty little Sedum!

Sedums are the ultimate drought tolerant plants!  And there are so, so many to choose from!  This one is a cute groundcover that works well between stepping stones and in rock gardens.  These plants are also often called stonecrop, most likely because they seem to be a stone crop! Some varieties like Autumn Joy Sedum… Read more »