Plants

Verbascum – Rock Mullein

Verbascum – Rock Mullein

The stately 6 ft Mulleins which grace the back of the border have three lowly relatives which are at home in the rock garden. The family traits are there – the need for a sunny home, leaves which are hairy or spiky and profusion of saucer-shaped blooms.

Seasonal Spring Flowers For The Garden

Seasonal Spring Flowers For The Garden

Seasonal Spring Flowers For The Garden – Which flowers are in season during the spring depends greatly on your climate zone and weather conditions. In warmer areas the earliest flowers will show their color before winter wheezes its last breath. The most prominent spring flowers are those that come from bulbs. They arrive in wonderfully pastel colors from the first pure white snowdrops to low growing lilac, mauve or yellow crocuses, closely followed by delicate cyclamens, sometimes showing through a skiff of snow.

Violas In Early Spring Garden

Violas In Early Spring Garden

Violas In Early Spring Garden – The traditional viola, long-famed for its fragrance, produces scented blue or white flowers in early spring garden. Do not expect the perennial violas to produce the large and colorful blooms associated with the pansies and violas grown in parks and gardens as bedding plants. The old-fashioned violets, once so popular and now uncommon, produce blooms which are 1/2 in. or 1 in. in diameter.

Starting Seeds Indoors For Early Spring Herbs Garden

Starting Seeds Indoors For Early Spring Herbs Garden

Starting Seeds Indoors For Early Spring Herbs Garden – Early spring is a cold and wet month and this is the perfect time to start working on indoor garden tasks. Outside at this time of year is a good time to do your pruning, weeding and getting the garden beds ready for the growing season.

Choosing And Planting Trees For The Garden

Choosing And Planting Trees For The Garden

Choosing And Planting Trees For The Garden – Trees can make or break a garden design. Too many of them, or unsuitable kinds, can rob the garden of light and the soil of food and moisture, making it impossible to grow anything else very well. A few well placed trees that are well chosen can give a garden distinction and provide a welcome summer shaded area. Large trees, such as oak, poplar, beech, willow, cedar, pine and fir, should only be chosen for larger gardens. You can, however, find some of these in a form that will be acceptable in a smaller garden.

How to Prepare Your Garden for Spring

How to Prepare Your Garden for Spring


Evenings are starting to stay lighter for longer and the crocuses are starting to pop out from the ground, which can only mean one thing, Spring is just around the corner! After a long, cold winter there is nothing more exciting than getting ready for spring, welcoming those fresh, sunny days with open arms. With just a few weeks to go before spring arrives, now is the perfect time to get everything ready and prepare your garden.