Slime Mold on Mulch

Slime Mold on Mulch Slime Mold on Mulch is a common occurrence when the temperature and humidity both rise. When combined with organic matter, such as hardwood mulch, slime mold flourishes and spreads quickly. While unsightly, slime mold is not harmful to humans or animals. Continue reading to learn more! What is Slime Mold? Slime

The 4 Best Plants for Shade

The 4 Best Plants for Shade Planting for shade can be a frustrating and challenging task. Sometimes it seems that all the bright, vibrant flowers and plants are reserved strictly for full sun! While flowers may not be in abundance with shade plants, the colorful foliage of shade plants is well worth the trade-off! Need

May Garden Tips

May Garden Tips Spring is here, and we couldn’t be more excited! With the warmer weather, comes a long to-do list. But don’t fret, this is the gratifying part of gardening and yard work. Once you are done, sit back, relax, and enjoy your hard work. Follow these May garden tips to stay on top

Tomato Planting Tips

Tomato Planting Tips Who doesn’t love fresh from the vine tomatoes to complete your summer BLT or dinner salad? Tomatoes are a staple of summer, just like strawberries and watermelon. If you are one to grow your own vegetables, then it is imperative to know how to grow them in your climate. Continuing reading to

Calathea Care Tips

Calathea Care Tips While calatheas are a beautiful addition to your houseplant collection, they can also be a very unforgiving plant.  The key to understanding how to care for calatheas is knowing how they grow in their natural habitat.  Continue reading to learn Jane’s Calathea Care Tips! Humidity and Light Calatheas are native to South

April Gardening Tips

April Gardening Tips The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the dogwoods have finally opened! It is Springtime (finally)! You’ve waited all winter for this moment. It is time to get outside and start working in your garden. Use these April gardening tips as a guideline to get started! Test Soil Before you

February Garden Tips

February Garden Tips The month of February brings budding plants, emerging bulbs, and hopefulness that winter will soon be over. For many, winter will still linger. Regardless of what the groundhog saw, there is still work to be done in the garden! Follow these February garden tips to be ahead of the curve when spring

Pruning Crape Myrtles

Pruning Crape Myrtles Driving around town, one will notice the “Crape Murder” committed year after year. Unfortunately, it is a misconception that the correct way to prune Crape Myrtles is to aggressively “hack” them back. This, however, is incorrect and will have long-term effects on your beautiful Crape Myrtle. Pruning Crape Myrtles does not take

Maintaining Houseplants Through the Winter

Maintaining Houseplants Through the Winter Having plants indoors during the winter can be tough. The heat is on, and the air is dry. If your hands are dry, that means the humidity is not high enough for your houseplants. Continue reading to learn more about maintaining houseplants through the winter. Humidity Gauge The most difficult