Author: Amy Dabbs

Indoor Plants for the Classroom

Growing plants in the classroom can provide a wealth of benefits for students and educators. Indoor plants have been linked to improved concentration and memory as well as a reduction in stress....

If They Grow It, They Will Eat It!

Convincing children to eat their veggies may sound like an impossible task, but a research study conducted by Parmer, et al. found that “second graders who participated in school gardening as part...

Growing Luffa

December may not seem like the time of year to think about growing luffa gourds, but by planning ahead now, you could be gift wrapping your luffa sponges as holiday gifts next year! Luffas have...

Growing Microgreens

Gardening is a great family activity but with today’s hectic schedules it’s hard to find time for a garden. Growing microgreens is a fast and tasty way to grow veggies with the entire family. The...

Leopard Plant

Leopard plant is an evergreen, clump-forming perennial that is widely sought for use in landscapes and containers. This somewhat under-utilized plant offers both stunning foliage and bright yellow...

Pruning Hydrangeas

Q: I prune my mophead hydrangeas religiously every spring, and I never get any flowers! What am I doing wrong? A: Mophead or French hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla var. macrophylla) are some of...

Foamflower

Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia) is a shade-loving perennial native to the eastern United States and Canada. This small, evergreen, mounding or running groundcover has been underutilized in the home...

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