Gardening Tips

African violets offer fuzzy reception

African Violets (Saintpaulia) traditionally came with dark fuzzy green leaves and five blue-petal flowers. Plant breeders have enjoyed creating fuzzy green leaves that are edged with white, green and white splashed leaves and leaves that start out pink and green that...

Bald cypress a faux evergreen

By Ginny Rosenkranz The Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) is an interesting native tree that looks like it should be an evergreen, but in the late fall of the year the slender green needles turn a soft cinnamon orange/brown color then fall completely off the tree,...

Winterberry preparing for winter show

by Ginny Rosenkranz Ilex verticillata, also known as winterberry, is a beautiful native holly whose leaves turn a soft yellow in the fall before it loses all its leaves in November to display a huge number of large, brilliant berries that shine in the garden for...

Good golly, ‘Miss Molly!’

Summer heat can make some plants wish for spring or autumn, but there are some wonderful flowering plants that will continue to burst into bloom even in the heat of July. Buddleia or “Miss Molly,” sometimes called a butterfly bush or summer lilac is a...

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