Category: Antiques

Ken-Do Attitude

Be careful not to over-water plants

Avoid over-watering in hot muggy weather, because it causes mildew. Powdery mildew often appears on zinnias, phlox and roses. I recommend using Bonide’s Infuse, Liquid Copper or Fung-onil, if plants are severely infected. Thin...

Sweet Simplicity

Cheers to summer living

Ahh, sweet summer time. We are finally entering what might just be my favorite season of all — summer time! I love the longer days, the flip-flops and the many visits to the pool and ice cream stand that my family gets to make...

Gardening Tips

Butterfly weeds ready for spotlight in June

Asclepias tuberosa or the common butterfly weed is one of many native herbaceous perennials that burst into full bloom in June. The plants have very thick roots and form a mounded clump of green foliage in May, then in June the...

Antique Discovery

The incredible Lapis Lazuli stone

Lapis Lazuli means stone of blue in Greek and Latin roots, and Lapis Lazuli is a compound made up of lazurite, a feldspar silicate. It originates in Afghanistan and is known for its blue color. Lapis has been used in pigment...