Day Trip Series: Hillwood House

With the warm weather starting to roll in, now is a great time to start planning spring road trips! Plenty of flowers will be blooming shortly, and there are few better ways to enjoy the sunshine than visiting local gardens. The Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens was … Read More

Plant of the Week: Poinsettia

It's the perfect time of year to recognize one of our favorite indoor plants - the Poinsettia! Euphorbia pulcherrima is a tropical plant native to Mexico. A widely popular indoor plant used for holiday displays, the Poinsettia comes in a variety of colors, including shades of red, … Read More

Day Trip Series – U.S. Botanic Garden

One of our favorite annual events is the U.S. Botanic Garden holiday display. Season's Greetings is a must plan,  free trip for garden lovers, holiday enthusiasts, or family fun.  The Garden Railway model train exhibit is not to be missed, especially if you're bringing the kids along. Train … Read More

Which Type of Christmas Tree Should You Buy?

Pine trees are immediately what come to mind when most people think of Christmas trees. But a visit to a local tree farm will prove there are several varieties that grow in our area, and each one has its own unique features. Not sure which one to … Read More

Plant of the Week: Nandina domestica

Nandina domestica, also known as Heavenly Bamboo, is a popular low maintenance evergreen shrub. It is very tolerant of drought, a variety of soil compositions, and full shade, but grows best in moist soil with morning sun. Nandina domestica is a unique option for a hedge plant, … Read More

Plant of the Week: Sugar Maple

Acer saccharum, more commonly known as a Sugar Maple, is a native tree with a dense, rounded crown of green leaves. It is famous for its spectacular fall color of bright yellow to burnt orange in autumn. The Sugar Maple is a very common tree in the … Read More

Plant of the Week: Pachysandra

Pachysandra is an evergreen ground cover that grows well in shaded areas. It spreads quickly and will form a dense, rich green carpet about 8-12" high. This low maintenance plant is drought tolerant and provides seasonal interest when tiny white flowers appear in early spring. Light Needs: Partial … Read More

Plant of the Week: Mum

Mums are one of the most recognizable fall flowers. Available in sizes from 4.5" to 12",  mums are a popular choice for fall decorating. They bloom late summer through fall with small to medium blooms. Mums come in a variety of colors, including yellow, orange, red, pink, … Read More