Decorate The Table With DogwoodsWhile it’s wonderful to admire flowering trees, those lilacs, dogwoods and so many others, are even lovelier to see and smell on your dining room table.
Don't Be Alarmed By Spring Leaf DropWe tend to think of fall as the time for dropping leaves but some trees wait until spring.
Magnolias Budding Stars Of SpringMany magnolia trees start taking off their winter covers about now, like the popular Star magnolia.
Early-Blooming Magnolias Often Take A Turn For The WorseEarly blooming magnolias are so pretty - until Mother Nature turns a cold shoulder, leaving them a mucky droopy disappointment.
Take Time To Smell The Tulip PoplarWhile lots of littler trees have fabulous flowers down low where we can see them, the tulip poplar blooms high above us. So, keep an eye out for their fallen flowers and take one home as a treat.
Beautifully Budding Branches Budding branches allow you to enjoy the promise of spring, indoors or out.
A 'Normal' Spring For Early BloomersLast year the magnolias were blooming in March, this year they were still closed up tight the second week of April. That's 'normal'.
Forcing Easter TreesPeople like to bring branches inside this time of year, put them in a vase of water, then wait for them to open. It's known as 'forcing' because your warm house pushes the buds to open sooner than they would outside when it's still cold.
When Early Bloomers FreezeWhen the winter's been warm and then it suddenly snows - what happens to your plants?
Homemade Holiday Decorations From Your GardenFilling up pots with greens and goodies from your yard is an affordable way to decorate your home for the holidays.
Hollies Are Just Letting GoMany evergreen trees, including hollies and magnolias decide to drop their oldest leaves around this time of the year.