A Buffet of Berries for Winter Birds

A Buffet of Berries for Winter Birds

Plants with berries add winter interest to the garden and also attract many different types of birds. But which berries are best for your yard, and how can you ensure a bountiful buffet for your feathered friends to enjoy? Caring for Berries No matter which berries...
Nurturing Spring Bulbs

Nurturing Spring Bulbs

Spring bulbs faithfully reappear at the most advantageous time – after a long, cold winter, just when we’re longing for bright colors to relieve the monotony of winter snow and ice. Most spring bulbs are perennial and multiply in number every year, bringing more...
Autumn: Why Plant Now?

Autumn: Why Plant Now?

Although many gardeners plant trees and shrubs in the spring, knowledgeable gardeners plant in the fall to take advantage of all this fabulous season has to offer. But why is fall planting better than spring planting? Stress Reduction Transplanting causes stress as...
Watering: How Much?

Watering: How Much?

Water is critical for a healthy garden and landscape, but how much water is too much, how much isn’t enough and how much is just right? Unfortunately, there isn’t a specific answer that suits every gardener’s needs. All plants have different water requirements, which...
Dealing With Summer Heat and Drought

Dealing With Summer Heat and Drought

Because plants require moisture to grow and thrive, your garden will probably suffer during periods of low rainfall and intense heat. Insufficient soil moisture will result in smaller flowers and fruit, stunted plant growth, decreased root development and increased...

How to Choose a Japanese Maple Tree

Are you awed by Japanese Maple trees? Have you come into the garden center to pick one? Did the varieties overwhelm you? Let us make it easier for you by explaining Japanese maple differences. Then, when you come in, you’ll know exactly what you want. The native...
Breathe Easier With Indoor Plants

Breathe Easier With Indoor Plants

You can bring the bright atmosphere of a tropical vacation into your home with indoor plants. An integral part of your home décor, indoor plants not only artistically improve your home, they also cleanse and freshen your indoor air quality. Plants take in carbon...
SCWF Backyard Habitat Challenge

SCWF Backyard Habitat Challenge

Register your yard and we will enter your name into a drawing for a Wing & Things prize bundle April – June 2019 As Lexington and the rest of the Greater Columbia Area develops, we lose precious wildlife habitat, and we don’t get to enjoy certain sights of birds,...
Crape Myrtles

Crape Myrtles

No yard or landscape should be without a crape myrtle, or two, or three or… many! How wonderful to have something that blooms so profusely during that time of year when most other plants are looking tired and worn from the summer heat and drought. The versatility of...
The Dirt on Soils

The Dirt on Soils

How well do you understand your soil? It’s more than just dirt, and the more you learn about soil, the better you’ll be able to care for it to ensure a stunning landscape, healthy lawn and productive garden. Soil is often referred to as the “foundation of life.”  The...
Care of Christmas Greens

Care of Christmas Greens

Fresh cut greens – pine boughs, holly sprigs, mistletoe, magnolia leaves, juniper, etc. – are wonderful for winter and holiday décor, both indoors and out. Extend the life and enjoyment of your fresh greens by following these easy steps: SOAK – Immerse greens in cold...
Poinsettia Trade-In Starts January 4

Poinsettia Trade-In Starts January 4

  Bring in your holiday Poinsettia and receive a FREE African Violet, while supplies last.   One free African Violet Per Customer (not per poinsettia) Poinsettia does not have to be purchased from Wingard’s. Any Poinsettia is acceptable, regardless of...