Wildlife habitats

Posted by on October 24, 2016

Tips on creating a wildlife habitat:   Choose a sunny spot to attract butterflies and pollinators.   Plant a mix of mostly perennials and natives with a few select annuals and introduced plants.   Include host plants like parsley (Petroselinum crispum), fennel (Foeniculum), passionflower (Passiflora spp.), common rue (Ruta graveolens), and milkweed (Asciepias spp.).   […]

September Garden Inspiration

Posted by on September 5, 2016

Gardening with Confidence Vivien Phillips Garden

September delights.  With the dog days of summer behind us, September opens with cooler air and less humidity, creating a fresh scent and a sense of excitement.  The source of this excitement may be for no reason other than it is bearable to be outside once again.   Indeed, September, and throughout the fall, is […]

September Garden Maintenance For The Southeast

Posted by on September 1, 2016

Muhly grass and salvia

Strawberry needs September (and August) is when the cell size of spring fruit strawberry buds is determined. The more favorable the growing conditions your strawberry’s receive now, the bigger the berries will be next year. Ensure that your strawberries get an inch of water each week. If nature doesn’t provide this, then plan to supplement […]