Renovating an Overgrown Houseplant

Since drastic pruning stresses a plant, place it in a bright spot out of direct sun for a week or so, then return it to its former home. Since you have reduced the amount of foliage on the plant, it will probably require less water than before pruning, so adjust accordingly. You should see new…

Honeysuckle – August Flower of the Month.

The scent of Honeysuckle is perfect for candle making. Lonicera japonica Family: Adoxaceae, syn. Caprifoliaceae This lovely, cascading, woody vine, with its divine scent, is often planted as a landscape attraction. It dazzles the eye with its gorgeous blooms in warm weather and retreats to a pleasant but unremarkable placeholder at other times of the…

Garden Basics; Scents of the Holidays

Humans have the ability to distinguish among thousands of unique scents, and  they can trigger instinctive reactions — behaviors or emotions that are initiated on a subconscious level. Odors can act as warning signals — think about the smell of fire, or gas. Or they can evoke warm, cozy thoughts of drinking hot chocolate on…