Top 10 Houseplants  for a Healthy Indoors

Top 10 Houseplants for a Healthy Indoors

Today’s ultra-efficient homes seal outside air from penetrating their interiors, thus recirculating inside air without added freshness. A three-month-old air filter cleans only so many particles before choking on its own dust. We won’t mention...
9 1/2 Evergreen Shrubs for a Greener Winter

9 1/2 Evergreen Shrubs for a Greener Winter

Autumn colors are spectacular. The colors and textures are unique to the four seasons of the mountain west. As we wrap up the last Autumn leaves, the landscape can feel naked and bare. Deciduous plants, which lose their leaves through winter, often expose you to...
Houseplant Language  & Symbolic Meanings

Houseplant Language & Symbolic Meanings

Plants communicate with us through chemical secretions and physical signals. We feel better after forest bathing in nature. Plants know we need them. While we can’t presently communicate with plants, past gardeners found ways to use plants to communicate and...
11 Fall Tips for Better Gardens

11 Fall Tips for Better Gardens

Autumn gardening is a great time to look back on garden successes and disappointments. There’s still plenty of time to do some garden maintenance. Fall gardening takes advantage of cooler temperatures and fewer weeds and insects. Putting the garden to bed is not...
Top 10 Berries for Container Gardens

Top 10 Berries for Container Gardens

Those new to gardening are surprised at the bountiful crops berry plants produce. Local berry bushes are more consistent fruit bearers than even fruit trees and are easier to grow. Simply plant them into the ground where at least six hours of bright hot sun are...