Aglaonema (Chinese Evergreen) Care

If you are looking for a houseplant to do well in medium to low light, the Aglaonema, also known as a “Chinese Evergreen” is a perfect choice.  It’s easy to care for and offers beautiful foliage. Perhaps you have an Aglaonema already and it is not thriving the way you would like it to. Whether …

Calathea Care

Calathea are some of our most beautiful houseplants.  They are also known as a “Peacock Plant”, a “Zebra Plant”, or a “Rattlesnake Plant” (my least favorite of the titles).  Some are even called a “Prayer Plant” because their leaves lift high as the evening approaches and then drop again in the morning.  Their leaves almost …

Scented Geranium. Yes, Please!

Scented geraniums, a cousin of “common” geraniums, are less showy visually but are a great addition to your garden for their heavenly fragrance and uses.  They are categorized as an herb, but they do produce flowers.  The flowers are more delicate than the flowers of an annual geranium.  But no worries–these beauties aren’t grown for …

Plant a Butterfly Garden

Butterflies are easily the favorite of the insect kingdom.  I mean, really. What insect is loved more than the butterfly?  While most people scream at the sight of just about any other insect crawling on their bodies, people pay money for the prospect of these beautiful creatures landing on them or even near them.  Butterflies, …

Companion Plants

If you want to have the most success in your garden, consider planting more than just vegetables.  There are many plants you can plant side by side that are mutually beneficial. There are so many possible combinations that we can’t list them all, but we can make some suggestions.  For the sake of simplicity, we …