If you’re reading this today it’s January 1, 2018: Happy New Year and I hope for you a lovely start to 365 days of gardening opportunities. I’m thinking with a full year ahead of us, sky is the limit as to what can be done in your garden, it’s just mapping it out, and going for it.
If you’re like a lot of people… you know the aloe plant as an indoor plant growing on window sills, small and cute succulents with fleshy leaves. Best known of all is the Aloe vera plant, trusted for its healing properties for sunburn, bites, minor cuts and skin irritations.
If you live in Northern California, like me, or another mild or Mediterranean climate, you can get the year going (in winter) with purple flowering vines and enjoy more blooms EVERY seasons to come.
If you’re a modest tree who feels bashful loosing your leaves each winter, forget feeling awkward cause you look great! Some trees look exceptional in their birthday suits: Stout or slender trunks giving way to beautiful course branches that lead to finer and finer branches and twigs.
Another in the series of our super short videos. Today we ask the question – should you leave the spent flowers on your sedum? As you can see in the video, they do add interest to the winter garden.