Yeah! for Yuccas

Yucca? Agave? What’s the difference? Many folks find it hard to tell one big round rosette of sword-like spiny leaves from another big round spiny plant. They are all related anyway. Like palms, they are kin to grasses and lack true wood. The main thing to know as an owner of one of these plantsRead moreRead more

Garden Calendar for August

Happy August! We have had record heat throughout the region this year. Even if you get rain where you live, it may not be enough. Make sure your plants are getting ample moisture by using a soil probe to check depth of water penetration. Probe the soil with a screwdriver or sturdy knitting needle. ItRead moreRead more

Ants are Awesome

June was National Pollinator month, and folks got to help pollinators by planting flowers. Easy sell! Now here is another beneficial insect that is harder to find popular support for – ants. While it’s true that there are some troublesome ants out there, there far more kinds of beneficial ants doing their part to improveRead moreRead more

Use The Wisdom of the Past Wisely

National Herbal Prescription Awareness Month is upon us, and this is golden opportunity to discuss using herbs for health. As many of you know, I am Dr. Jacqueline Soule – but the doctorate is in Botany, not medicine. That doesn’t stop people from asking me health questions, if anything, it elicits more! Everyone has heardRead moreRead more

Celebrate Beans!

July is National Baked Bean Month. You can celebrate by baking some beans to enjoy with your hotdogs (it’s National Hot Dog Month too) or you can celebrate by planting some beans now to bake later. And there are so many different kinds of beans to enjoy. The beans considered hot season beans include black-eyedRead moreRead more