The Crape Myrtle

Crape Myrtles are a popular choice for gardeners because of their low maintenance, beautiful colors and extremely long bloom season, lasting nearly three and a half months. Crape Myrtles are most popular in the south, gaining the nickname the lilac of the south, but...

The apple pie of shrubs

When you choose a lilac you are planting a shrub that is part of our American heritage – some have even called the lilac the “apple pie of shrubs.” Thomas Jefferson planted lilacs at Monticello and lilacs greeted guests as they entered George...

Origami, a meditative art

Origami come from the root ori, meaning folding and kami, meaning paper. It is a 1700 Japanese folk art of folding a traditional square piece of origami paper into an intricate sculpture. The most popular and well-known form is the crane. Customarily the paper cannot...

Bonsai Comments Competition

Every month we will be giving away some great prizes for subscribers to our eZine and readers of the web site. Monthly Subscribers Competition. In the April we are giving away for our eZine subscribers the following: 5 copies of ‘Bonsai 101′ by Harry Tomlinson 2...

April Bonsai Update

The April newsletter was just sent to all subscribers, aptly named ‘April showers, no snow please’ after the the snow showers we had over the past few days. It should disappear by morn! In this months newsletter we are offering two competitions, one for...