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DIY Decorated Terra Cotta Pots

When it comes to container plantings, I like to get creative with the plants and play with colors and textures. I’m a huge fan of terra cotta pots and have them all over the farm and house. But, I love the idea of re-imagining them into something fun and whimsical. Here are the step-by-step instructions to recreate these looks. Read more

vegetables to plant in mid-summer for fall harvest

8 Vegetables to Plant in Mid-Summer for Fall Harvest

Once mid-summer hits, it may seem like the opportunity for planting veggies is gone. That’s not true though! There are plants that mature quickly that will be ready to harvest from early to late fall. You need to be aware of the plants’ cold tolerance and your area’s average light frost and killing frost dates so that you can plant your veggies early enough for them to mature. Read more

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7 Plants for Your Low-Light Office

7 plants for your low-light office
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Studies show that those of us with plants in our offices are more productive and have lower levels of stress. We all know that having certain plants indoors helps remove air pollutants. How can we not get on board with greening our office spaces, especially with some low-maintenance plants?

Now, we’re not all lucky enough to have windows or natural light in our offices, so here’s a list of plants that will thrive in your low-light office. Read more

Painting Workshop with Diana Shearon at Moss Mountain Farm

Local artist Diana Shearon will host a plein air painting workshop at Moss Mountain Farm on Friday, October 20.

Diana is a full-time fine artist who draws inspiration from nature. She has grown to love painting outdoors, and the majority of her landscapes are paintings are painted on site. The combination of Diana’s rural background and abstract realism approach to land scenes has awarded her exhibitions with high acclaim and recognition across the region.

We talked to Diana to find out what participants can expect during the workshop at Moss Mountain Farm. Read more

5 Late Summer Blooms for Zone 9

5 Late Summer Blooms for Zone 9

With spring blooms starting to fade or having already done so, it’s a good idea to add some color to your landscape that will get you through the hottest days of summer and into fall. Here are my picks for USDA Hardiness Zone 9.

Planting flowers by zone is a way to make sure you have a thriving flower garden, since these plants grow best in your climate. Zones 3-9 are the most commonly encountered zones in the Continental U.S.

You can refer to the United States Department of Agriculture for more details about hardiness zones. Read more

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5 Late Summer Blooms for Zone 8

With spring blooms starting to fade or having already done so, it’s a good idea to add some color to your landscape that will get you through the hottest days of summer and into fall. Here are my picks for USDA Hardiness Zone 8.

Planting flowers by zone is a way to make sure you have a thriving flower garden, since these plants grow best in your climate. Zones 3-9 are the most commonly encountered zones in the Continental U.S.

You can refer to the United States Department of Agriculture for more details about hardiness zones. Read more

5 Late Summer Blooms in Zone 7

5 Late Summer Blooms for Zone 7

With spring blooms starting to fade or having already done so, it’s a good idea to add some color to your landscape that will get you through the hottest days of summer and into fall. Here are my picks for USDA Hardiness Zone 7.

Planting flowers by zone is a way to make sure you have a thriving flower garden, since these plants grow best in your climate. Zones 3-9 are the most commonly encountered zones in the Continental U.S.

You can refer to the United States Department of Agriculture for more details about hardiness zones. Read more