Large pink hydrangea blooms

It may be nostalgia for “the giant puff balls that grandma grew,” or it may be the simplicity of the look and ease of care, but there’s probably a reason why these plants have stuck around since we began cultivating them in North America in the 1700s. No matter the reason, the hydrangea is a favorite of gardeners especially in the Pacific Northwest where many varieties thrive.

Memorial Day was originally “designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers” to honor the men and women who have served and sacrificed our country.

blooming pink knock out roses

Whether you have dreamed of having your own prolific rose garden filled stunning color and fragrance, but dismissed it as unattainable - or have already had some success with roses but are hesitant to take it to the next level, you are in good company. The rose has suffered a notorious reputation for being too finicky, needy, disease-prone, expensive, and all around too much work. The time and effort was too prohibitive. There was just too much to know and most of us don’t have the time to dedicate to become an expert.

Easter will look very different this year. Large family gatherings will be replaced by long-distance chats over video. Annual egg hunts will be modified for some children into social-distanced walks around the block, spying paper eggs hung in a neighbor’s window. And as we learn every spring, the winter will end, the earth will be new again, and this too shall pass.

an array of picked vegetables

During the severe food crises of World War I and II, the U.S. government along with several other countries, encouraged citizens to plant victory gardens in their own backyards, balconies and rooftops to supplement their rations and to boost morale.

Do you wish to spice up your empty backyard with a home garden? More people are gardening than ever. This blossoming growth has led to the establishment of numerous local plant nurseries. Ultimately, this has made finding the perfect plant nursery vital for your gardening journey quite difficult even for experienced green thumbs.

A garden is one of the perfect places where you can express yourself. Your garden should embody your creativity, given that it is a living masterpiece that grows and changes as we do.

Did you know? 29% of all gardening households are made up of 18 to 24-year-olds, suggesting a rising interest in gardening among younger generations.

garden center

Garden centers around the country provide products and advice for growing your own plants at home, but one of the less-talked-about kinds of gardening is indoor gardening.

If you want to experience the unbeatable fresh taste and health benefits of growing your own vegetables and herbs, a little work on the front end of the season will help you enjoy garden-fresh edibles come summertime and early fall harvesting season. To ensure a successful harvest, have a plan on what – and when – to plant.