(more celebrated quotes can be found on our "quotes" page)
Amaryllis is a great holiday gift. This blooming bulb gives a wonderful display all season for its blooms last a long time. (more)
When choosing a poinsettia for the season make sure the soil is not dried out. Once you have brought it home keep it well watered - not soaking or soggy and never standing in water. (more)
Ed's Wildflower Page
Joel Roberts Poinsett
Although we remember him the most by what he brought back from Mexico, the poinsettia, in 1826, he was continually interested in all sorts of plants. (more)
November 6, 2013
Tree Trimming Tips by Evan Baker
Fall may feel like the perfect time to rest after a long summer working in your garden but there is still plenty of work to be done. Gardens need to be put to bed, grass needs to be fertilized and trees need to be pruned.
Many people tend to shy away from pruning their trees because they are unsure of what to trim back or how to do it. While you should leave major tree trimming and pruning to the professionals, there are still some things you can do yourself.
Properly pruned trees require less frequent pruning and will help keep your trees looking healthy year round.
The key is to focus on improving growing conditions for next year rather than shaping the tree.
Evan Baker is a new homeowner in the Denver area. He is anxiously waiting for the leaves to fall so he can trim the trees in his yard.
Catch up with our friend Patrick Vickery in Scotland: Christmas Is Coming (a rerun from 2009)
Mind you, many years ago when we lived in a house that backed onto woods I took it upon myself to acquire a fresh Christmas tree straight from the ground. (more Christmas)