We now have mums in the fields establishing their roots for this fall! The nursery is excited to see them fill out and crack color in the coming months. Speaking of establishing roots; I am in the process of spreading and further establishing mine here at JNC. I will be changing roles away from being… Read More Establishing Roots
I hope you are enjoying the last day of spring, it is gorgeous here and I am trying to enjoy what looks to be the last cool day we have for a while! With summer here now, I am excited to start seeing blooms on my favorite plants. My favorite garden additions are not something… Read More Gotta’ give it to the grasses!
I wondered this last night while sitting in my sunroom bewildered by why now all of a sudden everything is doing so much better than it ever had. Surely, my green thumb had not become more green overnight. It had to be the increase in humidity that made a change. Previously, I would fill a… Read More How does Humidity Help Plants Thrive?
Here’s a quick solution gardening guide for any home or gardener– plants for any problem. Wet Soils: Finding a great plant for wet areas doesn’t have to be hard, even with shade! You can always start by looking at plantings from Japanese gardens or any other climates that generally have high precipitation. For me, I… Read More Solution Gardening 101
American Elms were first noticed to decline around 1920-1930 (est.) and approximately 40 million trees have died since due to one particular type of pathogen – Dutch Elm Disease, or DED.… Read More Endangered – The American Elm
Since we are in the heart of Fall and with me having a heart for entomology I would love to take the chance to talk about my favorite beneficial insect in our gardens, THE ASSASSIN BUG! I always get very excited when I see one in my garden or even traces of them around. My… Read More Fall Friends!
Did you know: Thomas Edison’s first successful lightbulb used carbonized bamboo as a filament? Bamboo has to be one of the most iconic grasses there are, even if a majority of those recognizing bamboo didn’t realize it was a grass. A member of the Poa family, bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in… Read More B is for Bamboo; A story worth the reed…
Did you know: Over 80% of the world’s plants must have a pollinator in order to reproduce? Pollination is a simple act of transference; pollen grains from the anther (male) to the stigma (female). Since the majority of our botanical beauties remain in place, it is crucial for them to find an outside stimuli for… Read More The Unsung Heroes – Pollinator Appreciation
Let’s get back to basics! Are you wondering why you haven’t seen any pollinators this year? Or do you have a plant that always seems to be eaten by insects? Bring nature back with these easy steps and watch the difference! … Read More Bring Nature To Your Yard!
There are a plethora of landscaping and plant myths that circulate between homeowners. Some may carry value while the vast majority do not. The first thing you should do is question any advice that comes your way because landscaping is not a ‘one size fits all’ concept. Generally speaking, most of these myths will originate… Read More 10 Common Landscaping Myths and their Truths