Plant Fritillaries this Fall

These are less common spring-flowering bulbs that you plant in the fall as you would the more common daffodils and tulips.  Their flowers come in a range of colors, and are generally bell-shaped, either in clusters or single.  Plants range from six inches to three feet or more.  Being less common, you may need to order many of the selections, […]

Growing Gorgeous Amaryllis Indoors

Amaryllis Amaryllis flowers are gorgeous, and they come at a perfect time of year — when our (some of us) gardens are sleeping! My neighbor has had his Amaryllis for about 10 years. He showed them to me one day and I couldn’t believe my eyes! In his windowed laundry room, there stood the biggest Amaryllis bulbs, flowers and leaves […]

Garden Plan, Versatile Corner

A Garden Corner flower plan Turn a corner into a beautiful perennial display with the colorful plants Spring Hill has selected for this versatile Corner Garden. While the diagram shows a garden designed to fit into an 8′ x 12′ area, the 14 plants can be arranged in a number of different ways in any area of approximately 96 sq. […]

Seed Starting Tips

Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   :: Construction Tips  :: Garden Tips  :: Articles The joys of starting your own seeds are many — earlier harvests, greater variety, healthier seedlings, cost savings, and the fun of watching plants grow! Sowing Seeds Soak seeds in hot water overnight to speed germination. Seeding in pot-paks and/or flats is […]

Simple Garden Plan for a Corner Garden

Simple Garden Plan for a Corner Garden Every landscape has a corner which can be turned into a beautiful perennial display with the colorful plants selected for this Versatile Corner Garden. While the diagram is designed to fit in an 8′ x 8′ area, the 14 plants can be arranged on a corner or a home or in dozens of […]

Garden, Easy-Care Shade Plan

Easy-Care Shade Gardening Plan There is no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy the color and beauty of gorgeous perennials in areas where beds are shaded from the sun. There are many delightful varieties of shade-loving perennials which can be combined to create beds of elegance and charm, provide a long season of floral beauty, and yet won’t require constant care. […]

Nemotodes – Heirloom Tomato

Beware the Nematodes! Tomato season is finally here! You’ve picked your favorite varieties, planted them in a sunny spot, lavished them with love, organic fertilizer, and compost, but you notice that something just isn’t right. The plants are stunted or growing poorly, leaves and stems are yellow, the tomatoes just aren’t happy. The culprit could be something you can’t see: […]

How to build a Fence

Building a fence? Two things are very important in the garden. They are privacy and shelter. The latter is often a problem in gardens which are exposed to cold prevailing winds. Both these points are important not only for the gardener himself but also for the plants in his garden. Young growth can be severely damaged by cold winds and […]

A Look at Curb Edging your Garden

When it comes to the garden, there are plenty of reasons why it’s worth focusing on the curb edging you choose. This is because the curb is more than a neat way to mark where your garden comes to an end; it is an essential addition that can divide areas, help the garden to flourish, and even keep you safe. […]

Starting Seeds Indoors

Seed starting indoors is exciting and infectious, and you’ll soon find that your windowsills are crammed with little pots of seedlings and you have an overwhelming desire to study greenhouse designs. But a greenhouse is not necessary for a satisfactory experience in gardening, as long as you follow some practical considerations such as light and temperature requirements and space. A […]