heirloom plants, nutritional value of plants, plant selection, tomato

What the HECK is an HEIRLOOM? Part 2

What qualifies plants to get shelved into the HEIRLOOM section? Last week we jumped into a discussion about HEIRLOOMS, one of the current buzzwords in landscaping. Introduction date is the 1st factor that decides a plant's place as an heirloom, as I indicated, but today we'll look at the 2nd criteria for that classification: dependability and self-reliance.… Continue reading What the HECK is an HEIRLOOM? Part 2

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landscape design, plant selection

Pool problems: my head is swimming trying to decide WHAT to put behind my pool!

Charlene from Texas writes: "Hey, we have a spot behind the pool that gets only a few hours of LATE afternoon, intense sunlight.  Any suggestions?  We have nandina on one side and lorapetalums on the other with wax myrtles behind all. I'd love abelia but hubby thinks that won't get enough sun.  Thanks!" When a… Continue reading Pool problems: my head is swimming trying to decide WHAT to put behind my pool!