Keeping soil pH in the right range is essential

Often not considered, soil pH has as much effect on plant health as disease, insects, drought and drainage. Keeping pH in the right range for certain plants is essential, according to Weston Miller, Oregon State University Extension Service horticulturist. Plants with specific pH requirements include vegetables, blueberries and rhododendrons. Soil pH is a measurement of […]

Quick and Easy Summer Edible Containers

If you’re craving homegrown goodies but lack garden space, you’ll find fabulous new vegetable introductions that work wonderfully in your edible containers. While many tomatoes can grow in pots, you’ll need a large, 5-gallon container to grow traditional varieties. However, with advances in breeding, new, compact varieties make the perfect addition to container gardens, even growing […]

Create a Tropical Paradise with Hardy Hibiscus

Originally appeared at National Gardening Bureau Create a Tropical Paradise with Hardy Hibiscus Flower Gardening, Garden Planning & Design You can create your own Tropical Paradise with the Delicious Hues of Summer Spice® Hardy Hibiscus! Creating a tranquil tropical escape for summer staycations may seem daunting, especially if you garden in northern zones. After all, the spectacular blooms […]

Quick and Easy Summer Sun Containers, 1-2-3!

Originally appeared at National Gardening Bureau Create beautiful sun container gardens quickly and easily with just one, two, or three plants. There’s a reason container gardening is so popular. It’s easy for new gardeners to grow plants without a big time or money commitment. Experienced gardeners use container gardens to add focal points, design elements, and curb […]

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