Category: All Blog Posts (page 1 of 17)

Houseplant Profile: Schefflera

Schefflera-Anne-of-Green-Gardens

Schefflera are tree-like houseplants with green or variegated green and off-white leaves. This cheerful houseplant can grow quickly in the right place, eventually reaching anywhere from four to eight feet tall. They are sometimes called umbrella plants. Schefflera Light & Temperature Needs Scheffleras need bright, indirect light. Otherwise the plant will become leggy. East and […]

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Carnivorous Plants

There are more than 600 types of carnivorous plants, but most infamous of all is the Venus flytrap. Sundews and pitcher plants are also carnivorous, and all three are exceptionally beautiful plants. You can find carnivorous plants on almost every continent, (except Antarctica), and in every state in the United States. As a result of […]

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Miniature Garden Book for Sale!

Hello gardening friends! As you may remember, back in 2013 I launched a Kickstarter to print my Miniature Gardening Book. The book is 8×8, and has 55 colorful pages pages of miniature gardening photos and ideas. I’ve gotten lovely feedback from purchasers who’ve been inspired and made gardens with their friends and family. Here is […]

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Mistletoe

Are you worried about mistletoe growing in your landscape trees? It may or may not be a cause for concern. You’ve probably noticed many trees have mistletoe growing in them and continue to survive.  However,  an infestation on a tree already weakened by drought or that has other problems might spell trouble in the future. Mistletoe […]

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New Persimmon Page!

Fuyu persimmons in bowl. (photo by Anne)

It’s Persimmon Time! Hello gardening friends, I haven’t written anything for my blog or website in quite a while. However, I’m back on track! I recently added an additional page to the Edible Gardening section under  Fruit and Nut Trees.  At the bottom of this page, you’ll find a new link titled Persimmon Trees. Persimmon Trees […]

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Plant Profile: Daphne odora

Daphne odora 'Alba'

Daphne is an evergreen shrub with deliciously scented flowers. The fragrance lingers in the air in the garden, inviting you to get closer. The fragrant flowers may be light pink or white. Flowers bloom in late winter to early spring, depending upon your region. Plant leaves are either leathery, dark green and shiny, and one […]

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What is Organic Gardening?Pesticides Series

What does organic gardening mean? Does it mean what you think it means? Take this quiz and find out! Question-organically grown produce is grown: 1. without the use of any pesticides 2. with only home made pesticides 3. using organically acceptable pesticides. Answer-believe it or not, the correct response is number 3! Organic farmers use […]

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Top 5 Valentine’s Day Gifts for GardenersHoliday Article

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away! What are you going to get your sweetie pie/boo? Now is a good time to decide what to get. If this holiday sneaks up on you every year, this one’s for you! (you’re welcome) 🙂 Valentine’s Day Quiz -What is your significant other’s favorite color? -Favorite flower?/s […]

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What is the Science Behind the Soil?Guest Blog Post

Soil infographic

Guest Blog Post by Rattan Direct. For similar articles, check out http://www.rattandirect.co.uk/blog/ It’s All in The Soil We don’t give much thought to the soil under our feet but without it, we wouldn’t have the landscape that is bountiful or food on our plates. It takes a lifetime to create the ideal soil conditions for […]

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Matcha Tea: Healthier Caffeine Habit?

Matcha tea could become my new expensive habit. I limit myself to one per week but am scheming as to how I could afford to drink more. I’m addicted to caffeine and need my daily fix! In my 20’s I started drinking coffee at a temp job because I was bored. The organization had one of […]

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