One of the most uplifting sights in a garden is a butterfly delicately resting on a flower. A sign of renewal and rebirth, these beautiful insects are also beneficial to the garden by helping pollinate flowering plants. Threats to Butterflies Original butterflies were able to find habitats in the wilds and undeveloped areas. With the […]
Stink bugs are the bane of the Texas gardener. These invasive pests swarm onto vegetables, particularly tomatoes, sucking the juices out of the fruit, causing unsightly blemishes and sapping the strength of the plant itself. Facts About Stink Bugs While there are several species of stink bugs, the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) […]
We were all told by our mothers, “Be sure to eat your vegetables.” But today she might say, “Be sure to eat your greens.” . . . microgreens that is. What Are Microgreens Microgreens are seeds that have been sprouted and harvested at an early age after the first leaves have sprouted less than […]
Most of us have fond memories revolving around from our childhood: climbing them, building forts, hiding behind, and secreting things beneath. Beyond the sentimental and aesthetic value, there are practical reasons to plant trees in your yard as well. Bringing Up the Neighborhood As noted on Realty101.com, one of the characteristics of upscale neighborhoods […]
Apples as a fruit have a special place in the hearts of Americans. The saying goes, “It’s as American as apple pie” is well known. One of the first American legends was Johnny “Appleseed” Chapman, the wandering nurseryman who spread apple trees throughout the early American Midwest. But the advantages of eating apples go beyond […]
With the lower temperatures arriving, now is the time to protect your plants with frost cloths or plankets . Don’t let your plants be caught out in the cold!