dill plants at a farm ready for companion planting

Dill Companion Plants: Good + Bad (Avoid Awful Taste)

Dill can help attract beneficial insects such as butterflies, praying mantis, honeybees, parasitic wasps, hoverflies, and ladybugs. It can also help keep unwanted guests from your gardens, such as spider mites, aphids, and cabbage loopers. Let’s check out some dill companion plants that are excellent neighbors and some that can cause your vegetables to taste … Read more

bunch of blue roses

Blue Rose Meaning: Color + Symbolism [Explained]

Have you ever seen blue roses? You’re most likely familiar with red, white, and pink roses. These roses are popular and grow naturally, but blue roses are rare and artificially produced. Little wonder, blue roses are prized and sought after today. They have several meanings and symbols, from serenity to peace, love at first sight, … Read more

crabgrass growing next to sidewalk

How To Get Rid of Crabgrass (or Not?) We’ll Help You Decide

Crabgrass (Digitaria sanguinalis) is an annual plant that grows in moist soil. It spreads quickly and can grow up to around two feet tall¹. It’s not an actual grass but instead belongs to the family Chenopodiaceae². It often gets confused with a cool-season perennial called quackgrass. It grows best in warm weather- and can cause … Read more

Front yard displaying foundation plants in landscaping

Low-Maintenance Foundation Plants (15 Ideas + Planting Plan)

Let’s face it; your home would look stark without foundation plants. As a homeowner, you should consider planning and prioritizing landscaping- which encompasses the construction of structures, hardscaping, foundation plantings, plant installation, etc.  Foundation plantings are considered the bedrock of every landscaped property, transforming the front yard and entryway into a dynamic garden space. These … Read more

bushes of rhododendron in a shade garden

Low-Maintenance Shade Plants: Shrubs & Perennials

Part of the fun of gardening is deciding what to plant and where to plant it. However, there are various considerations to consider while designing your dream garden space, such as how much space each plant needs, the soil, watering and feeding requirements of each, and, of course, whether they prefer sun, shade or part-shade. … Read more

magnolia flowers falling from tree

Magnolia Flower: Health Benefits, Meaning + Interesting Facts

After a long, cold winter comes spring with beautiful blooms of Magnolia, which provide a splash of color to your outdoor space. Highly prized for their decadent scent, beautiful flowers, and large, leathery leaves, Magnolias are undoubtedly one of the most stunning additions to any landscape.  With star-shaped flowers fluttering in the spring breeze, creating … Read more

How To Get Rid of Muskrats in Lakes, Ponds & Gardens

Muskrats are a species of semi-aquatic rodents found in marshes, swamps, and other wetlands around the world. They look similar to beavers but are smaller, with a long, skinny tail that’s flat on the side and lack orange incisors. Like beavers, muskrats are considered ecosystem engineers. In the wild, they help create openings in the … Read more

swamp verbena plant in bloom

Verbena Hastata: Benefits, How to Plant, Grow & Care for Swamp Verbena

Swamp verbena (Verbena hastata) is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant from the Verbenaceae family native to areas in the Great Lakes region of North America, including parts of Canada and various states in the US. It consists of around 150 species in the genus Verbena. The plant is known by multiple names, including blue vervain, wild … Read more