Butterfly Tree

Butterfly Tree

In my mid-south, zone 8A garden I grow ‘butterfly tree’ vitex as a small tree. I have planted four around the water feature at Moss Mountain Farm. They were a second c...

Dramatic Tulip Container

Dramatic Tulip Container

Planting tulips in containers is a great way to enjoy these colorful spring flowering bulbs. You can experiment with colors that you wouldn’t normally use and it’s ide...

Bulb Planting 101

Bulb Planting 101

Spring flowering bulbs are some of the most rewarding plants you can grow. All it takes is a little elbow grease on the front end and patience. Here are a few pointers...

10 Spring Bulb Questions

10 Spring Bulb Questions

Every year I receive lots of questions regarding tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and other spring flowering bulbs. Most of these questions either come in the spring when...

Tall Bearded Iris

Tall Bearded Iris

When I studied in England, I visited a well-known garden called Hestercomb on a day in May when the tall bearded irises were in full bloom. In one of the garden rooms,...

Selecting Spring Bulbs

Selecting Spring Bulbs

Although fall bulb planting time may seem months away, it will be here sooner than you think. And to get those beautiful spring blooms, you have to plant bulbs in the ...

Warm Climate Bulb Planting

Warm Climate Bulb Planting

I’m in California, do spring flowering bulbs need to be pre-chilled in the refrigerator? When should I plant? In most areas of the country you can plant your bulbs any...

P. Allen Smith has parlayed a lifelong passion for the natural world into a career that allows him to share garden, home, and lifestyle knowledge and insights with a worldwide audience. As a conservationist, author, and television host he is a trusted resource for tried-and-true methods as well as cutting-edge knowledge in the small farm and garden communities. Whether its old-school flocks, eating local or green innovations, he combines them all at the farm he designed at Moss Mountain—a place grounded in history, inspired by his southern upbringing and guided by modern day application.