Blog Profiles

Low-Maintenance Perennials—Melinda Myers Names the Best

May 19, 2015 0 comments
Heuchera 'Marmalade' (Mackey)

Perennials are often touted as “easy-care,” but not all perennials are equal. Like many gardeners, I want ones that don’t need frequent dividing or deadheading. I need plants that are not fussy as to soil or weather conditions—and come back… Read More

Unusual Edibles to Start in your Greenhouse Right Now

February 4, 2015 0 comments

February is the time to give cool-season vegetables a jumpstart by sowing seeds in a greenhouse. You could also put seed trays under lights in a frost-free garage or a back porch, or even on a sunny windowsill that’s not… Read More

When to Call the Arborist

October 17, 2014 1 comment
Root Issues

Seven Tree Warning Signs You Should Know Trees are your garden’s greatest asset. Whether evergreen or deciduous, they cool your home in summer and protect from harsh winds in winter. And they offer aesthetic appeal. Handsome trees raise property values.… Read More

What Makes a Garden Appeal to Children? Let’s ask Ed Hume.

August 21, 2014 0 comments
Giant garden bug Aug14

Ed knows that gardens are for kids as well as adults. That’s why this veteran television and radio personality, book author, and head of Ed Hume Seeds included a children’s educational garden around his family-owned seed-packing factory in Puyallup, Washington.… Read More

Why a Hartley? Hartley Botanic