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…

Re-Potting Orchids.

There are two main reasons to re-pot your orchids, and they often, but not always, occur at the same time. First, an orchid needs to be re-potted if it gets too big for its pot. Orchids can have an extensive root system inside the pot and the potting mix, but they also typically have roots…

Growing Guide: Poinsettia

Fun Facts Although we think of poinsettias as small, indoor plants, in their natural habitat in Mexico, they grow into woody shrubs up to 10 feet tall. December 12th is National Poinsettia Day; the date marks the passing of Joel Roberts Poinsett, the man credited with introducing the plant to the U.S. in 1825. The…