All About Butterfly Bushes

Butterfly bushes are one of those plants that straddle the line between a shrub and a perennial.  They are very fast growing in the right conditions, and bloom on new growth that season.  That means that they can be cut back almost to…

Creating and Amending Perennial Beds

For years I felt that it was my obligation to do as much as I could to use the native heavy clay that I was cursed blessed with on my little piece of land in Weaverville.  Primarily this meant to mulch with as much organic matter as possible,…

Make Free Plants This January!

If you are looking for something to try in the garden this winter, it's a great time of year for hardwood cuttings. The plants that do well as hardwoods makes a fairly short list, and success for most plants isn’t as high as doing softwoods…