Garden Design Magazine has a lovely article on trees and shrubs with colorful berries. They say, “A garden really can have something lovely to look at in every season. Just remember the four F’s—flowers, foliage, form and fruit. The last one, fruit, is often the most overlooked and underutilized as a garden-design element. If you’ve been dozing in the flower-filled lushness of spring and summer, wake up! The unexpected beauty of berries can take your garden through crisp autumn days and snowy winter landscapes. They can even give wildlife something to snack on. “ See their choices and read more here.
There are shopping sites galore online, but among the best for gardeners? We suggest Gardeners Supply Company, The Garden Tool Company, Gardeners Edge and for some truly unique gifts try The Grommet. Of course, you can always simply stop in at your local garden center or do the Amazon thing, but browsing those specialized catalogs is so much fun!
Horticulture Magazine has a great list of resolutions for all of us who enjoy our gardens. They preface the article: “The new year gives us an opportunity to reflect on the past and dream for the future and maybe set some new year’s resolutions. These 12 ideas can help you be the best gardener you can be. Resolve to meet one goal each month, or simply use them as inspiration for your own list.” See the full article here.
There are some types of decorative plants that are toxic to dogs and cats. In some cases, only mild indigestion and discomfort will result, in other cases, the toxicity can lead to more severe health problems, and even fatalities. If you are planning to bring holiday foliage into your home this season, you will need to know which plants are safe, which should be kept out of your pet’s reach, and which should be avoided entirely. Read the entire article from PetMD online here.