Al's Garden Recipe

Recipe adapted from The New York Times

There is nothing like a fresh blueberry pie to let you know it’s summer. It’s even better when the blueberries come from your own backyard.

a full garden with an upside-down wine bottle for irrigation

Maintaining your landscape and your vegetable garden can be a very demanding job, and in the summer months when it gets hot your plants require daily attention.

Venice Hydrangea blooms

Hydrangeas today bloom earlier, don’t require pruning, and are re-blooming. They are a versatile plant that can solve many problems in the garden, especially when you want big color in a small space.

A Sioux Crape Myrtle with a honey bee

Crape Myrtles deliver showy summer flowers, attractive bark, and in many cases brilliant fall color, making them a year-round garden performer.

A bee on a cosmo

If you are looking to attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden, the following perennials are a perfect additions. With a little deadheading of spent blooms, these will continue to flower throughout the summer.

Al's Garden Recipe

Sedums

With a warm summer predicted, every gardener starts to think about watering and water consumption. Depending on your watering habits and your choice of plants, your actual water usage can vary greatly. Some great water wise options come from the Perennial family.

Pink echinacea bloom

Butterflies love the flowers, birds love the seeds, and we love the generous long lasting bouquets.

Alstoemerias for Perennial Gardening Month

This beautiful flower is also known as the Princess lily or the dwarf Peruvian lily.

Staked Star Jasmine Vine

We've had a long love affair with Star Jasmine. This vine is covered with small white, star or pinwheel shaped flowers, that make your garden smell absolutely heavenly.