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Latest Blog Posts for Hametownshoppes Gardener

  • on Mar 11, 2012
  • Think Spring!
    on Mar 8, 2012
    After taking almost three months off from writing, today is my first day back on the job and I look forward to offering you suggestions on how to make the most out of your landscape for your home, business, and garden.    This is...
  • Orchids Are Named After a Greek God and a Male Body Part
    on Dec 15, 2011
    We can thank the Greeks and Romans for many of our plant names.   The word  Orchid comes from the Greek word orchis which means testicle due the shape of the orchid root.  Probably keeping with the Greek origin of the name,...
  • Purchasing and Maintaining a Your Live Christmas Tree
    on Dec 1, 2011
    Purchasing a cut live tree most certainly can be viewed, as not only an investment in the region's agricultural industry, but Christmas tree farming benefits the local environments where  they are grown and sold. Some interesting facts:...
  • Select Your Cut Christmas Tree This Weekend
    on Nov 29, 2011
    This is the weekend to select your live Christmas Tree. There are several options to consider: purchase an already cut tree cut your own at a tree farm  select a balled and burlap tree to bring inside for Christmas and to replant outside&n...
  • The Regal Scottish Thistle Symbol in Meyda Tiffany Stained Glass
    on Nov 29, 2011
    The Regal Scottish Thistle Symbol in Meyda Tiffany Stained Glass...
  • Poinsettias Today Maintain Their Color Well Past The Holidays
    on Nov 24, 2011
    Tomorrow will also be the beginning when poinsettias are being purchased to add to the holiday decor. Years ago when I was just a kid, my parents would host a Thanksgiving dinner with some of their very good friends.  As a gift, the fami...
  • Poinsettias, the Most Popular Potted House Plant
    on Nov 19, 2011
    Well, Thanksgiving is the official kick off of the holiday season and the time Poinsettias hit the store shelves. The actual genus species name is Euphorbia pulcherrima. Native to Mexico, Euphoria pulcherrima, actually is a small shrub or tree,...
  • Cranberries a Holiday Favorite
    on Nov 15, 2011
    Went shopping yesterday and the bags of fresh cranberries are being cleared off  the supermarket shelves just in time of course for the Thanksgiving holiday and Christmas season. Cranberries are in the family of plants in the subgenus Oxyc...
  • Dormant Oil Sprays Can Be Applied in Late Fall When Leaves are Off Trees
    on Nov 10, 2011
    I have been asked many times what is a dormant oil spray and about its use in the maintaining the trees and shrubs in your landscape.   Dormant oil sprays are specific horticultural oils which when applied with the addition of copper fungicides or...
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