Q: I always chased fireflies as a kid. Nowadays I don't see them. Is there a way to increase the firefly population, similar to how people are trying to increase the butterfly population?
A: The firefly is a beneficial ...Read More
Our American Hemerocallis Society Display Garden is in full bloom and while they all are extraordinarily beautiful there are those certain varieties that just keep me fixated. I started noticing a few similar traits and as...Read More
Q: We have a Japanese maple growing in our yard. It is a dwarf maple that is only about waist-high, and it has weeping, crimson-red leaves. This spring, two new branches have grown at the top of the trunk. They have bright...Read More
When it comes to selecting a thriller plant for your mixed container, I would like to put forth the idea of using a banana. They have the ability to instantly capture the imagination of all who gaze upon them and there is ...Read More
Q: We have a tall evergreen in our yard. I think it's a juniper. How do we prune it to make it a nice spiral shape? We have some other evergreens that have been pruned into squares, but they are totally boring. I want to ...Read More
One of my favorite garden quotes comes courtesy of Thomas Jefferson who said 'but though an old man, I am but a young gardener.' Though I am not quite ready to take ownership of the old part, I have been feeling that I too...Read More