Home

» Gardening

RSSGardening

Grow a Bigger Garden in a Smaller Space

| September 1, 2017
Grow a Bigger Garden in a Smaller Space

Space-Saving Ideas For Increased Productivity By Melinda Myers Whether in the ground or on a balcony or deck, there’s always room to grow your own garden-fresh produce and beautiful flowers. Space- saving gardening techniques and products can help you increase productivity in any available space. Consider elevated gardens and planter carts that not only save […]

Continue Reading

No Garden Space? No Problem.

| July 1, 2015
No Garden Space? No Problem.

Enjoy Flowers, Herbs And Edibles In Containers By Melinda Myers Brighten up your patio, deck or front entrance with containers. They’re an excellent way to add color, fragrance and beauty where plantable space is limited or nonexistent. Set a few containers on the front or back steps, in the corner of your deck or in […]

Continue Reading

Texas Roses Must Be ‘On’ Year-Round
To Make The Cut

| December 1, 2014
Texas Roses Must Be ‘On’ Year-Round </br>To Make The Cut

Texas rose breeder likes lots of colorful, fragrant blooms

Continue Reading

Fall Zinnias Named Texas Superstars

| November 1, 2014
Fall Zinnias Named Texas Superstars

On-trend sinks and faucets make for easy updates

Continue Reading

Function and Flair in Your Kitchen

| August 1, 2014
Function and Flair in Your Kitchen

On-trend sinks and faucets make for easy updates

Continue Reading

What’s Underfoot: Top Trends in Hardwood Flooring

| July 1, 2014
What’s Underfoot: Top Trends in Hardwood Flooring

No More “Shades Of Brown Only” — Today’s Flooring Is All About Color

Continue Reading

When and How to Prune Roses for Lush Results

| June 1, 2014
When and How to Prune Roses for Lush Results

Pruning a rose garden a few times each season enables the plants to grow full and lush

Continue Reading

This Summer, Choose the Right Tree for the Right Spot

| May 1, 2014
This Summer, Choose the Right Tree for the Right Spot

Easy tips for tree planting success

Continue Reading

Tantalized By Tile

| May 1, 2014
Tantalized By Tile

Texture, Technology, Traditional or Titan? By Elizabeth Anthony Inspiration and influence for tile floors and walls come from everywhere: fashion, upholstery, wallpaper, furniture, media and even electronics. In our homes and offices, where each element must uniquely capture the current style of those who live and work there, honing in on the style and colors […]

Continue Reading

Garden Color 101

| March 1, 2014
Garden Color 101

Experiment With The Three Color Harmo One of the best things about gardening is the lack of rules. That’s especially true when it comes to color – anything goes! In the garden, there are as many different ways to use color, as there are gard­en­ers. Flower and foliage colors can be chosen to complement the exterior […]

Continue Reading

Brighten the Holidays with Amaryllis

| December 1, 2013
Brighten the Holidays with Amaryllis

They are easy to grow indoors and outdoors Winter is not the season most often associated with growing flamboyant flowers – unless the subject happens to be amaryllis. With large tropical flowers that rival anything the summer garden can boast, amaryllis are grown indoors in pots to brighten the holidays and dark winter days. Such […]

Continue Reading

When Crickets Cease to Chirp, Plant Tulips

| December 1, 2013
When Crickets Cease to Chirp, Plant Tulips

Timing is everything when it comes to planting bulbs Good things still come to those who wait. This is especially true of those who love tulips, daffodils and other spring-flowering bulbs. To bloom in spring, bulbs must be planted in fall when cool soil temperatures offer the right rooting conditions. The beginning of planting season […]

Continue Reading

Perfect Timing for the Plunge: Fall Pool Construction

| October 1, 2013
Perfect Timing for the Plunge: Fall Pool Construction

By Melanie Saxton Fall is the ideal time to plan for a swimming pool installation. Construction throughout the winter can ready your backyard for a springtime oasis. But because underground pools are permanent fixtures, it makes sense to know ahead of time precisely what style of pool fits your needs. For many, owning a pool […]

Continue Reading

Houston Gardens Can Show Texas Pride – Five colorful flowers you can enjoy this fall

| September 1, 2013
Houston Gardens Can Show Texas Pride – Five colorful flowers you can enjoy this fall

By Jennifer Miko With fall weather approaching, cooler conditions welcome new opportunities to bright­en up your landscaping. There are many wonderful plants to consider that thrive after the summer months. Annuals are versatile and can be planted from a seed or transplant, or grown in a container. They’re perfect for window boxes, lining a sidewalk […]

Continue Reading

“Princess Anne” – David Austin’s New Featured Rose for North America

| September 1, 2013
“Princess Anne” – David Austin’s New Featured Rose for North America

A CERISE PINK TRULY FIT FOR A PRINCESS David Austin Roses has selected Rosa “Princess Anne” as its newest “featured English Rose” for North America. Austin’s featured rose category is an online showcase for select, top-performing roses for U.S. and Canadian gardeners, with particular focus on those that perform best under the kinds of diverse […]

Continue Reading

Flutter By, Butterfly

| April 1, 2013
Flutter By, Butterfly

Photography by Zac Stayton, Cockrell Butterfly Center Interested in butterfly gardening? Butterflies can dance around yards almost year round in the Houston area. Nearly a hundred species inhabit southeast Texas, from large and showy monarchs, gulf fritillaries and several spectacular swallowtails, to tiny delicate blues and hairstreaks or the fast-flying skippers. Commonly seen are monarchs […]

Continue Reading

Five Tips for Dazzling Dahlias These showy blooms can hold their own in our blistering heat

| August 1, 2012
Five Tips for Dazzling Dahlias These showy blooms can hold their own in our blistering heat

For broad-shouldered, showy blooms that can take the summer heat, you can’t beat dahlias. Despite a pop culture reputation for being associated with mystery, there’s no secret to growing these hardy plants. Dahlias perform beautifully in the garden or in containers and yield magnificent cut flowers. For these reasons alone, dahlias should be on your […]

Continue Reading

Conrad-Pyle Introduces Four New Roses in 2012

| April 1, 2012
Conrad-Pyle Introduces Four New Roses in 2012

They may become the true “Stars” of your garden Sunshine Daydream, the 2012 All-America Rose Selections winner, leads the way among four new offerings from The Conard-Pyle Company/Star® Roses this spring. Yellow roses take center stage this year, with Eyeconic™ Lemonade and Sunshine Daydream. The pale pink Eyeconic™ Pink Lemonade and bright red Thrive™ complete […]

Continue Reading

Two New Fragrant English Shrub Roses

| March 1, 2012
Two New Fragrant English Shrub Roses

From a new line of David Austin breeding  Now, American rose lovers can enjoy two delightful new David Austin English roses available by mail order. The two varieties are ‘Princess Anne’, a cerise pink fully-double rose from a new line of David Austin breeding, and ‘Skylark’, a lilac-pink semi-double rose. His English roses are known […]

Continue Reading