Spring Cleaning, Phase 1

Hello Peeps.  If you haven’t started getting your lawn Spring ready, you better jump on it.  The time is here. You can read more about getting your lawn Spring ready in this previous post, http://henandchix.com/2014/02/prepare-your-lawn-for-spring-2/ Phase 1, I did some light pruning, cleaned out the old leaves, fertilized, brought in some mulch and added a natural […]

Golden Rain Tree…a blooming beauty

The Golden Rain Tree is absolutely amazing.  This tree is native to eastern Asia and was introduced to the United States by Thomas Jefferson who received seeds from Madame de Tesse, a correspondent from France.  For more history on the plant visit,  http://www.arhomeandgarden.org/plantoftheweek/articles/Golden_Raintree.htm My mom reminded me of this plant over the Thanksgiving holidays.  She […]

Fresh flowers add a little festivity

Fresh flowers are a great way to make your home a little more festive over the holidays. You can go with the African Violet which will last you well beyond the holidays.  They are somewhat persnickety, but they are pretty.  They like sunlight, but do not need direct sunlight.  And the soil should remain moist, […]

Orchids

Happy Monday! I don’t know about you, but I am enjoying this cooler weather.  It brings on the feeling of fall/winter.  Today we are going to address a question from Crista. Here goes…Hope you don’t mind my question but I need help with my orchid. The stem is going brown and it’s not blooming. Ideas? […]

How about a bit of Live Forever…

As we continue down our path of fall gardening let’s go ahead and incorporate plant sharing.  My friend, Brittany, gave me several cuttings from a plant her family brought down from Kansas, they call it a Live Forever.  I have down some research and they sound pretty amazing. This plant is part of the sedum family, is […]

It’s vine time!

Calgon take me away…For those of you that remember this commercial please make note that it does not work in real life.  What a week this has been…Sunday=man backs into car, Tuesday=car has flat tire, Wednesday/Thursday=baby has pink eye and sinus infection.  All that said, I am thankful it is Friday and I can wipe […]

The Plant Divide

We talked previously about Fall being a great time to plant, it is also a great time to divide.  You can divide new plants you just bought or plants already in your garden.  Don’t be afraid to divide.  You can make your plants go so much farther and share them with friends.  Just keep in […]

Fall is the perfect time for planting

Happy Halloween!!! Nothing like the present to plant new trees, shrubs and flowers.  By planting in the Fall you allow the roots to take hold and become stronger getting them ready for the following Summer’s heat. Evergreens  are great for a Winter garden because they do not lose their leaves.  In case you are wondering, an evergreen is a […]