Tuesday, December 22, 2009


It's that time of year when we think of decorating our homes and holly is very popular. If you would like to plant a holly in your landscape remember to get and male and female plant of the same species. You can have several females that will bear berries, but you must have a least one male within a few hundred feet.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thought for today

Here's a thought for today: The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Baptisia australis is the 2009 plant of the year. It's a great plant that gets about 4 feet tall and has blue flowers. It is slow to come up in the spring but grows very quickly and will be blossoming in June. It has charcoal colored pods that stay all winter and rattle in the wind. It has a tap root so plant it where you want it to stay as it hates to be moved. It will eventually seed down and you can move those little seedlings. Every garden shoud find room for one (or two) of these.

Monday, December 7, 2009

New address

We had a very successful open house. Thanks to all that participated. I also have a new email address. It is hearthstone@frontier.com.