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Learning Center Blog

07/17/17
Even when the weather outside is gorgeous, most children are stuck indoors in front of the television. Others are playing video games or texting on a cellphone. It isn't because they are grounded from getting in trouble, the newest generation has...
07/10/17
Color affects people emotionally and physically, so it is an important aspect to designing beautiful landscaping that everyone will enjoy. If it is used correctly, it creates drama and interest by drawing the eye towards the most attractive areas...
07/03/17
It has been proven that having the right landscaping can increase a home's property value by tens of thousands of dollars if it is done right. There are several reasons for this. First of all, gardens make a house look more charming and livable. To...
06/26/17
Every gardener has a specific type of plants that is their favorite. Some prefer bushes and miniature trees pruned into tiny bonsai, others like xeriscaping with cacti, but the most popular plant to keep is flowers. That isn't just because they look...
06/19/17
The cost of fresh fruits and vegetables from the grocery store isn't cheap. Most places offer produce at a much higher price than those food items that are sold in a can or a bag. And that isn't even the worst part about getting food this way. The...
06/12/17
Spending time in the garden isn't just an enjoyable hobby. It can also be used as an important type of therapy to help heal the mind and body of a person who has gone through emotional or physical trauma. A multitude of people can benefit from...
06/05/17
Delving deep into a pile of mulch with their bare hands, a gardener is free from all other thoughts except for the task that is in front of them. Their mind becomes clear and focused while they work at shifting the dry matter around bushes and...
05/22/17
An outdoor retreat can be as small as a tiny nook in the corner of the yard under a lovely shade tree or as large as a full patio with a fireplace. No matter what its size is, it won't be complete without at least a few plants. Gardeners always look...
05/15/17
Many years ago, families purposefully had many children for the sole purpose of ensuring that there was plenty of free labor to help do the work of maintaining the home and surrounding land. This might sound cruel, but they stayed in better shape...
05/08/17
For a person who doesn't enjoy getting their hands dirty, it isn't easy to understand why someone would love gardening so much. After all, how could that much raking, shoveling, and sweating in the hot afternoon sun be enjoyable? The answer, is that...
05/03/17
5 tips when planting your tomatoes this season.  Follow these tips to make sure you get started off on the right foot. #1 Timing is everything: I know spring came early this year, and we’ve had some hot days, and garden centers have tomatoes in...
05/01/17
After a long winter, it is all that a faithful gardener can do to stay inside, even though the season of rest is an important one. The ground has to recover nutrition, and the perennial plants need a chance to focus on root growth instead of...
04/26/17
HYDRANGEA. "PENNY MAC".   An oldie but a goodie.      As some of you may have noticed,  there has been a surge of popularity for the Mophead  types of Hydrangeas.  We could fill an entire garden center with 10 each of all the new varieties available...
10/23/16
If you asked your plants which type of fertilizer they prefer - organic or chemical - they wouldn’t know the difference. To them, nutrients are the same whether they are delivered through an organic or chemical product. But, it’s not up to your...
10/11/16
This is the time of the year when people don’t know what to do with all their leaves! There are plenty of ideas for putting backyard leaves to good use, such as using them for compost, mulch or insulation for tender plants. But there’s another way...

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