Toyota Texas Welcomes Pollinators

Toyota welcomes pollinators and visitors to its Texas truck plant

As one of the largest employers in the south side of San Antonio, Texas, and with 2,000 acres under its care, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. (TMMTX) is in a position to have an impact on its community. When TMMTX opened an 11,000-square foot pollinator garden this spring as part of a recent upgrade to […]

Native plants bring a Virginia landscape to life

In the garden Betty Truax has built around her home near Charlottesville, Va., there are plenty of places to sit and observe. That’s by design, because without taking the time to stop and look closely, you might miss all the action. It’s through close observation that Truax has witnessed and photographed some of her most […]

‘Tis the season for a nightly freeze or frost warning

Weather Alert! Is it a frost or a freeze? These are actually weather terms but the difference is very important to gardeners and growers. One you can protect against and usually avoid damage from (frost) and the other can be beyond your control to prevent severe damage, die back or even untimely loss. Why? A […]

Dr. Armitage on Plantsmap.com plant tags

Ever wonder how Allan Armitage keeps track of all the many plants in the ArmiGarden? Thank you for the video! Be sure to follow Dr. Armitage on Plantsmap.com at www.plantsmap.com/organizations/dr-allan-armitage and also download Armitage’s Great Garden Plants App (Google Play & iTunes). With a passion for sharing plant stories, Allan Armitage removes the mystery of growing plants Interactive QR […]

Congratulations to the 2018 Plants of the Year

Once again we want to share with you plants that have achieved a ‘Plant of the Year’ status based on their botanical recognition. Plants are chosen by various different entities and are announced at different times. We will update more  winners later this year. If we have missed any that you are aware of, please […]

Daylight, Photoperiodism and Onions

What do these things have in common? Length of daylight hours! Or is it actually length of darkness? Daylight Saving Time One of the things I look forward to in March is that we spring forward on the 2nd Sunday. On that day where I live, the sun will rise at 7:27am (if you set […]