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How to Grow Paperwhites

What is a paperwhite? These are white blooming narcissus plants, often grown from bulbs indoors and used as holiday decor or gifts. The narcissus plant genus includes winter hardy, spring blooming garden favorites daffodils and jonquils as well.  Paperwhites are a sub-species of Narcissus tazetta and are not as cold hardy as daffodils and jonquils.… Read more »

Freeze Warning

The first severe freeze for central Arkansas is scheduled for overnight on Monday, November 11, 2019 with more opportunities on the 12th and 13th.  This is different than the frosts and mild freezes we have already experienced. The Farmer’s Almanac gives this distinction: A light freeze (between 32 and 29 degrees F) can kill tender… Read more »

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Winter is Coming!

  Winter can be hard on plants; especially ones planted recently. This is because they have not yet had time for good root establishment before cold weather stress arrives. Proper watering during cold temperatures is key; plants do not respond well to freezing temperatures without proper hydration. When to Water If our forecast includes extended… Read more »

Pansy versus Viola… what’s the difference anyway?

Majestic Giant Blotch Mix Pansy What is a pansy? Pansies are the most commonly planted fall and winter annual in our area and for very good reason!  Pansies bloom from fall into next spring, all the way through time to plant warm season annuals.  They offer a large variety of color choices and many have… Read more »

Potting Up Houseplants

Learn all about potting up houseplants in this post; from when to repot, why to repot, how to pot up a houseplant and different container options.