McKinney Gardens: Container planting

McKinney Gardens: Container planting

From the garden of Beth DiGioia, Resident Gardener  There are few things that dress up a porch or patio more than a thoughtfully planted and placed container. Whether you choose foliage or flowering plants, evergreens or succulents, they are a welcome addition for...
Beth’s September Gardening Tip

Beth’s September Gardening Tip

From the garden of Beth DiGioia, Resident Gardener If you set out tomato transplants in mid-July, you’ll soon begin to see some fruit set on the plants. As the fruit begins to mature and turn that lovely shade of red we love, the squirrels and birds will begin to take...
The Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

The Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

from the garden of Beth DiGioia, Resident Gardener Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree (Ficus lyrata) You can’t pick up a shelter magazine lately without seeing this tall, columnar and sculptural house plant.  This plant is hot!  Named for its large, violin-shaped leaves, the Fiddle...
McKinney Gardens: Basil

McKinney Gardens: Basil

from the garden of Beth DiGioia, Resident Gardener I make it a point to ask people what their favorite herb is and often the response is “basil”. Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is known as the “King of Herbs” and has been a favorite herb since ancient times.  In Rome, basil...
McKinney Gardens: Autumn Sage

McKinney Gardens: Autumn Sage

from the desk of Beth DiGioia, Resident Gardener August Gardening Tip   Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii) is a favorite perennial because the plants are available in beautiful flower colors, are disease and pest resistant and they tolerate our heat and humidity well....

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