ZONE 5 or ZONE 6?

You probably hadn't noticed, but while the debate over whether or not our climate is changing and our planet is experiencing a general warming trend, the nation's hardiness zone maps were reconfigured several years ago. So, as you read this while looking out over another fresh coating of snow, and feeling single digit temperatures for the umpteenth time this winter, keep a wary mind over what I'm about to tell you!

Crape Myrtle

Soon, all over town, the crape myrtle will begin their summer fashion show. Once only believed to be hardy in the south, these southern belles will definitely grow in your St.


Ahhh...nothing quite like the smell of lilacs in the spring! Try planting one right outside a window-you won't regret it!

Spring Forward

It's that time of the year when we all wait with unbridled anticipation for the first color of the fresh, new year in the landscape!  As the end of one of the mildest winters in recent memory nears