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We are loving the living green wall design trend happening right now. These walls are both eye-catching as well as useful to clean the air in your space. Join us as we show you how to use beautiful foliage plants to create a living work of art. Designer Alex Franzmann will also give you all the info you need to keep your arrangement healthy and happy. Registration is required.
Ferns are having a moment right now, and we couldn’t love them any more! In this workshop, you will learn how to mount your own fern to create two charming new addition to your walls. Designer Alex Franzmann will also give you all the info you need to keep your arrangement healthy and happy. Registration is required.
FROM THE BLOG
Read posts from Paul James and our Southwood crew!
This is a time of transition in the vegetable garden, and I face it with mixed emotions. I’m forced to rip out lettuce, spinach, and other greens (no more fresh salads!) that have bolted due to the heat, but I look forward to harvesting tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and the like. And here’s what I’m doing now to make sure all goes according to plan.
Pollinator gardens are all the rage these days, thanks largely to the concern over the future of honeybees and Monarch butterflies, whose populations have been in decline in recent years. That’s made them the poster children for the pollinator movement, and that’s a good thing. But there are lots of other critters that pollinate our gardens, and they deserve attention too.
When my daughter was 12 or 13, she commented on how pretty a particular tree was as we strolled through the garden. “What’s it called?” she asked. “It’s Acer japonicum aconitifolium,” I said. She then repeated those three words three times, and now nearly 15 years later she can still pronounce the Latin name of the Full Moon Japanese maple perfectly. But why didn’t I just call it that in the first place?
I sometimes chuckle when someone asks me if a plant is hardy, because often what they’re actually asking me is if a plant is tough enough to survive Oklahoma summers. And that’s not what hardiness is all about. Hardiness has to do with a plant’s ability to survive the winter in a given area, and Hardiness Zones are established by the USDA based on historical weather data. So, do you know which Zone you’re in?