Pollinators are essential for gardens

Pollinators are essential for gardens

A flourishing backyard garden requires homeowners to take steps to ensure the garden has the best environment in which to grow and thrive. The right tools and components, including trowels, rakes, soil, amendments, and organic fertilizer, can help gardeners create beautiful spaces. It’s also important 

Landscape with drought-tolerant plants

Landscape with drought-tolerant plants

By Carrie Dunlea During the early and oftentimes rain-drenched days of spring, it can seem like there may never be a time when plants will struggle to get their share of water. But drought can affect any area, and arid climates in particular. Ensuring gardens 

Prep your garden for winter

Prep your garden for winter

By Carrie Dunlea Taking steps to protect plants from winter weather is an important part of maintaining a healthy garden that thrives from year to year. Timing is of the essence when winterizing, experts suggest the best time to winterize is after the first hard 

For the love of fall gardening

For the love of fall gardening

By Carrie Dunlea Tending to backyard vegetable gardens can fill many hours of enjoyable downtime in the great outdoors. What’s more, the bounty produced by such gardens provides healthy, fresh foods to gardeners and their loved ones. Although spring and summer are widely seen as 

Attracting pollinators to your garden

Attracting pollinators to your garden

By Carrie Dunlea  A thriving backyard garden requires homeowners to take steps to ensure the garden has the best environment in which to grow and thrive. The right tools and components, including trowels, rakes, soil, amendments, and fertilizer, can help gardeners create beautiful spaces. It’s 

Lush Peonies add Beauty  & Fragrance to  Early Summer Gardens 

Lush Peonies add Beauty & Fragrance to Early Summer Gardens 

By Melinda Myers Set aside a sunny spot in your garden or landscape for a few easy-care, herbaceous peonies. These traditional favorites are treasured for their bountiful early summer flowers, vigorous, shrub-like habit and amazing longevity. Peonies blend nicely with other perennials and are a 

Bring in the Birds

Bring in the Birds

by Melinda Myers Fill your gardens with beautiful plants that produce an abundance of seeds the birds will love. You’ll enjoy the flowers as well as the birds that visit to dine on the seeds. Best of all, there is no feeder to refill or 

Take the hassle out of watering container gardens

Take the hassle out of watering container gardens

By Melinda Myers Growing flowers and vegetables in containers will allow you to expand planting space, grow plants right outside your door and elevate them for easier access and maintenance.  Unlike growing in the ground, the smaller volume of soil in containers is exposed to 

Keep houseplants healthy  & pets safe

Keep houseplants healthy & pets safe

By Melinda Myers You love them both – your pets and houseplants – but it can be challenging to safely raise them together in the same house.  Reduce the risk by selecting pet-safe plants and safely managing houseplant pest problems. Avoid problems by selecting plants 

Add color to your winter garden

Add color to your winter garden

If you think winter means the end of beautiful garden colors, think again. There are plenty of cool-season flowers and other plants that can add a pop of color to brighten your day and perk up the drab Texas landscape. These flowers provide color right