Summer heat is in full effect, and it’s the perfect time to indulge in cold foods that will keep you feeling refreshed! Nothing tastes quite as delicious as fresh ingredients straight from your garden. Check out this tomato, basil + chickpea salad recipe that will satisfy your taste buds and help keep you cool!
Happy August to all of our GSCO plant-lovers! Even though summer is still in full swing, it’s never too early to start thinking about putting your plant-babies in containers to bring indoors as the weather cools off. The sago palm is a great option for container planting. This way, you can start it off on your porch and bring it inside when temperatures drop.
If your garden is filled with tall flowers, verbena is the perfect perennial to compliment their height. There are many different varieties of verbena, but the most commonly seen are low to the ground. They’re great for cascading over rock walls, trailing out of large containers or being used as ground cover. They’re drought tolerant, making them an ideal plant for summer. You can also expect to see beautiful blooms all season long! Keep reading to find out how to grow and care for your verbena this season!
Summer weather can make it tough for some plants to stay hydrated and thrive, so it’s important to choose plants that can really take the heat. Native to areas prone to drought, succulents require very little maintenance. If you’re on the hunt for a low-effort plant, succulents are the way to go! Whether you’re still working on your green thumb or you just love the modern, southwest vibe that succulents create, these plants are perfect for making any space look a little more like home. Keep reading to check out tips on how to care for your succulents!
It is HOT this summer, but luckily lantana knows how to handle the heat! If there are areas of your garden that get unyielding sun, lantana could be just what you need. Springtime plants are in full bloom now, and you can expect bright, colorful flowers throughout the summer. With both annual and perennial varieties of lantana, there’s certainly something that will fit your garden’s needs. Keep reading to learn more about lantana and how to grow it this season!
There’s nothing quite as delicious as juicy, fresh fruit from the garden in the heat of summer. Blueberry bushes are the perfect way to keep your garden colorful and your meals fresh all season long. These bushes are perennial shrubs as well, so you can expect white blossoms each spring and fresh blueberries each summer without having to replant! Keep reading to learn more about how + where to plant your blueberries this year!
There’s nothing quite like enjoying fresh fruit in the heat of the summer, and when the fruit is straight from your garden it tastes that much better! Lemon trees are the perfect plant for brightening up your garden and bearing delicious goodies that can be added to almost any dish. So what are the secrets to care for your lemon tree?
A North American native, the coneflower or Echinacea is a must-have for your summer garden. These daisy-like flowers can be found in an endless array of colors—various shades of purple and pink, green, yellow, orange, and white. These colorful flowers are the perfect perennials to brighten up your garden. They are also fantastic pollinators, attracting hummingbirds and bees all summer long. Here’s what you need to know about coneflower care in your garden!
Summer is right around the corner, and since we'll be seeing the sun more often, we might forget about those nice shaded spots in our gardens. Coral Bells are the perfect perennial to give your garden's cool, shaded areas the love they deserve with bright, flourishing colors! Check out these 7 varieties of Coral Bells that are sure to bring fresh life to your garden this summer!
Native to Asia, North America and South America, hydrangeas have become a sweet Southern staple that brings a breath of fresh air to any garden. The widest variety of species can be found in China, Japan and Korea. Not only do these beautiful blooms exist in almost every color, but they also come packed with history + symbolism. Keep reading to find out more about the hydrangea’s history!
One of our favorite things about spring is that it’s also strawberry season! It’s finally heating up outside, which means we want foods that will help cool us down! What better than a fresh salad filled with strawberries + other goodies straight from your garden? Check out this strawberry salad recipe to fill you up + cool you off on a warm day!
Summer is just around the corner, and along with the heat we welcome hibiscus! Tropical plants are perfect for warm weather + humidity, plus these brightly colored blooms bring life to any garden—literally! Want to know more about this Hawaii state flower and how to care for it in your garden? Check out some fun facts and tips on growing your hibiscus this year!
The only thing better than having a garden thriving with colorful blooms is noticing the flutter of a hummingbird’s wings outside your window! These cheery little birds bring joy to any garden. It’s migrating season for our fluttering friends, so with spring settling in we see more of them everyday. In winter, our Eastern US Ruby-Throated hummingbirds find homes in Mexico or Central America, and can start heading back our way as early as February. So now that these sweet birds are back, how can you attract more of them to your garden this season? Check out these helpful tips!
Nothing makes a spring garden sweeter than pops of color from flowers or shrubs. A member of the Rhododendron genus, azaleas are the perfect plant for making your garden come to life this season. They can be found in almost any color imaginable, and make a great year-round border for your front yard. Want to make your garden stand out this spring? Check out these simple tips to grow your azaleas!
Spring has sprung, and what better way to show how HOPPY you are than by filling your garden with bright colors? The ranunculus is perfect for the job. Ranunculus is more commonly referred to as the buttercup, though with over 250 different types, there are other members as well. Their colors range from white and cream, pastel mixes of pink, salmon and rose to yellow, sunset orange and red. Want to create a colorful landscape for your garden? Check out these tips on how to grow ranunculus this spring!