There’s no such thing as a no-maintenance garden. But you can have a low-maintenance garden — one that only asks five tasks of you to look good the whole year through.
The first flocks of purple martins will be back from Brazil this week. If you're enjoying the return of your martins, you're not alone: It's the weekend of the Great Backyard Bird Count, Feb. 17-20.
Crape myrtle is an excellent drought-tolerant plant for a variety of landscape situations. It also requires absolutely zero pruning.