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Pets + plants: What’s safe? What’s not?

Pets + plants: What’s safe? What’s not?

As fall arrives, you may turn your attention to growing plants indoors. If you share your space with curious cats or a pup that likes to chew on everything, keep in mind that some houseplants pose a risk. Toxicity in some plants can cause a variety of ailments,...

Staff Plant Picks: Here’s What We Like

Staff Plant Picks: Here’s What We Like

-------------------------------------------------------- We plant people have a hard time picking favorites. Nevertheless, there’s always something that stands out in our ever-expanding collections of houseplants and landscape selections. We polled the staff at...

Outdoor kitchen brings families and friends together!

Outdoor kitchen brings families and friends together!

You know how it is when you have a few friends over for an informal brunch, lunch or dinner: everyone gathers in the kitchen. That’s where the group can be together, chatting, enjoying drinks and appetizers, while the cook is putting the final touches on the meal....

October Landscaping Tips

October Landscaping Tips

October is a great month to get all the last minute items done on your property. It is still warm enough … but not for long. This list will help you figure out what needs to be done before the cold sets in! Fertilize established fescue lawns with a winterizer for...

Fall Containers for Front Porch Color

Fall Containers for Front Porch Color

------------------ For spring, I decided to forgo the usual porch geraniums and go for something a little more interesting: a mixed container planting that would change as it grew, providing a more interesting look for our front steps. The container would be in...

Fall For the Garden’s ‘Second Season’ with a Personal Farmer

Fall For the Garden’s ‘Second Season’ with a Personal Farmer

------------ Gardeners who grow food may see fall as a season of contradictions. On one hand, our kitchen-garden veggies are fading; homegrown-tomato season is coming to an end. On the other hand, it’s the start of the garden’s “second season” of sorts here in Middle...

Growing Pains with Local Soil & Maintenance

Growing Pains with Local Soil & Maintenance

Let’s get the science lesson about soil structure out of the way first, thanks to the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture: The ideal soil for crops, lawns and garden beds consists of a balanced mixture of coarse (like sand) and fine (like clay) particles....

September Landscaping Tips

September Landscaping Tips

Fall is just around the corner! How did your garden do this year? How about your lawn?  As the summer season comes to a close, there's a lot to think about when it comes to your landscaping and garden!  Fall is a great time to plant as well.  Check out these tips to...

Are You Overwatering Your Landscaping?

Are You Overwatering Your Landscaping?

-------------------------------------------------------------------- Watering is one of the essential components needed to keep a landscape alive and thriving. But how much water is enough? Is there such a thing as too much? How Much Water Do Plants Really Need?...

What’s Wrong With My Fiddle Leaf Fig?

What’s Wrong With My Fiddle Leaf Fig?

So, you’ve just purchased, or currently own, a Fiddle Leaf Fig. Now what? We get lots of questions about fiddle leaf figs on social media and in the nursery. In this video we’ll cover watering, lighting, maintenance, and fertilization! We’ll also talk a bit about...

August Landscaping Tips

August Landscaping Tips

It’s hard to think July is almost over and August is already here! August is the month that summer starts coming to an end and this is the time you really need to take advantage of your landscaping to keep it looking beautiful. This is mainly a maintenance month,...