mums

Embracing Fall – Time for Chrysanthemums!

A mild cold front blows in and it is time to go back outside and enjoy this great weather. Spruce up the patio, enjoy the outdoors, and replace a few spots that flamed out during the summer heat, or simply get a head start on the fall plantings. Mums are the perfect plant to kick off the autumn season with. When used as an annual, mums are very versatile; they will handle shade or sun with minimal care. As long as they are heavily budded they are good to go. For planting as a perennial, mums require at least 6 […]

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Hummingbird at Feeder

Attracting Hummingbirds To Your Garden

Hummingbirds provide a lot of theatre-type enjoyment to us, and since the beautiful Flame Acanthus in the picture  below is sitting just outside my office window, I have  a constant parade of delicate dancers swooping in and out for a drink. Hummingbird feeders work to attract them too and can be hung right outside a favorite window for  watching – I like the ones that have perches.  Many garden centers carry them and this website has some really good ones… http://www.backyardwildbirds.com/servlet/the-Hummingbird-Feeders/Categories  (do not add red  food coloring to the sugar water or buy  nectar that has it in it-it is […]

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