If you love the fall tradition of decorating with pumpkins, you’ll enjoy this great way to get maximum usage out of harvest time’s favorite gourd. Why not use a pumpkin as a vessel for veggies, herbs and flowers to get your money’s worth? Read more
If you’re in the Dallas area on April 8, come see me at Calloway’s Nursery. I will be doing a container garden demonstration, breaking down the secrets to creating successful and sustainable container gardens using plants from my Proven Winners® Platinum Collection.
- Diamond Delight, a white Euphorbia that is extremely heat, humidity and drought tolerant and provides a big color impact.
- Snow Princess, a highly fragrant Lobularia that thrives in hot or cold weather and blooms small white flowers.
- Supertunia Limoncello, a vibrant Petunia that blooms medium to large-sized flowers and is well-suited for landscapes and container gardens.
- Supertunia Vista Bubblegum, a brightly colored Petunia named Proven Winners’ Annual of the Year for its easy manageability, versatility and outstanding landscape performance.
- Colorblaze Lime Time, a sun-tolerant Coleus foliage great for landscapes and containers.
After the demonstration, we’ll have time for a Q&A session and I’ll be signing copies of my books. Seasonal Recipes from the Garden will be available for sale at the event.
- 1-2 PM: Demonstration and question & answer session
- 2-3 PM: Book signing
Though most herbs prefer to bask in the summer sun, many will grow well on a windowsill in the winter, too. But choose your indoor herbs wisely, some will perform better than others, and don’t want to waste time and money on herbs that won’t produce. They may grow taller than outdoor plants and may not be as full and bushy, but you can still collect enough herbs to get you through. It’s best to start with established plants, rather than trying to grow from seed. You can also dig up herbs in the garden before winter hits, pot them and let them overwinter inside. Here’s a few more quick tips to start your indoor herb garden. Read more
Historically, citrus fruits have been relegated to more tropical climates, but these days, growing your own lemons, limes and oranges is as simple as caring for a houseplant. Read more
Succulents have been a favorite of mine for many years, and I’m delighted to watch them become more popular each year. Though these carefree plants make wonderful gifts for friends, instead of prepping and planting alone, why not gather your favorite people together for a succulent party? Read more
When planning your garden layout, don’t forget about getting around. An easy way to make a path is by reusing pallet wood. Let me show you how. Read more
Among all of the herbs I grow, mint requires absolutely the least amount of care. In fact, it grows so prolifically, it could overrun the garden! Peppermint has many helpful qualities: it’s anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, reduces nausea and has a calming scent.
Plants like support, and quite often, providing support is easier than you think. We crafted a homemade trellis out of scrap 2x2s and twine. It’s an easy weekend project and your plants will thank you!
Water is an essential ingredient for a successful garden, even drought tolerant plants need some water. Watering may seem like an easy gardening task, but it really is both an art and a science. Read on to learn the fundamentals of good watering practices and which plants are more forgiving of drought.