When Should You Bring in Tender Plants ?

We get this question a lot this time of year.  Here is a link to an article from Terrain’s September Blog that may help you decide. Al and Carmine are available to spray insecticidal soap with powerful backpack sprayers on your tender plants just before you are ready to bring them inside for winter.  Usually…

Priscilla’s Early Fall Plant Pick

Clematis virginiana I’ve found that Sweet Autumn Clematis is not always hardy in our area.  Vines are slow to revive in spring, and some we just have to declare as dead.  Luckily, I discovered the native Clematis virginiana.  Those who hike among waterways and open woodlands may recognize this plant as Old Man’s Beard due…

Organic Lawn Tips for Conservation

Grass is a cool weather crop. This time of year your job is to help it ride out the heat. One simple way to reduce summer stress on your lawn is to mow high, high, high. Not only do you naturally crowd out weeds, you’re allowing native pollinators to thrive in that taller canopy. Conservation…

Cut down Foxglove or let it go to seed?

Most foxgloves are biennial plants, meaning that they flower at Age 2.  The dwarf pink variety ‘Foxy’ falls into this category.  After that, the plant dies.  So if you have ‘Foxy’ you can leave the seed stalk and hope that it will spread some seed around your garden for another year.  In 2016, this biennial…

Benefits & FAQ’s About Rain Gardens

Rain gardens are becoming increasingly popular as more and more people are taking responsibility for their “ecological footprint.”  A rain garden is a sunken garden that is planted with deep-rooted, water loving plants and grasses in a well-draining basin. Its purpose is to receive runoff from impervious surfaces such as roofs, sidewalks, and driveways. Storm…