Good bug or bad bug?

Posted by on June 12, 2017

This is a black widow spider. Be careful when pulling out stored pots to make your season’s container gardens — there may be more lurking there than fond summer memories.



Garden Glossary

Posted by on March 21, 2013

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z A Abiotic: A non-living organism. Acid: An acid or sour substance that has a pH below 7.0. Acidic soil: Acidic soil: The pH scale is logarithmic, from 0 to 14 […]


June Inspiration

Posted by on June 5, 2017

I made it through May, the season of green. That sounds strange, even for me. The weather was some of the best I’ve experienced in my 26 years living in Raleigh, North Carolina; and in all those years, Helen’s Haven remains green. Each year, I strive to improve on a collection or a season, yet […]