Hero Image

Spill the Beans Blog

Spill the Beans Blog
  • Kniphofia uvaria full sun
    Kniphofia – They're Red Hot

      By Melody Kendall In our recent yard redo we were looking for sturdy, low-water, easy care, evergreen plants. We also wanted our plants to have colorful long lasting blooms that attract pollinators.  Kniphofia uvaria or, as it is commonly...


  • hot
    Keep it covered – the soil, that is

    What does covering the soil mean, why do we want to cover it and with what do we cover it? We simply want to cover the soil with plants, and it turns out that weeds are better than nothing at all. Bare, tilled soil is literally being cooked by the sun....


  • gall 2
    Gaillardia – Blanket Flowers

    Melody Kendall We did a total makeover of our back yard landscape last summer. We removed the pool and added a ‘multi roomed' garden oasis. We love it!  The plants in the new landscape have been in the ground since October, and though some...


  • gall 2
    Gaillardia x grandiflora – Blanket Flowers

    by Melody Kendall We did a total makeover of our back yard landscape last summer.  We removed the pool and added a ‘multi roomed' garden oasis.  We love it!  The plants in the new landscape have been in the ground since October,...


  • Datura wrightii

    By Mathew Navarro Looking for a plant who produces large, fragrant, white flowers from Summer through Autumn? How about a plant that requires little care due to its indigenous roots? What about a perennial that can be used as a ground cover, or as a...