Rather than toss fallen tree branches and twigs aside, why not recycle them for other purposes within your garden or even in your home? There are tons of different creative projects you can do with your tree debris; here are … Read Article
My forsythia seems to be blooming now, in the fall. How is that possible, since this is a spring-blooming shrub?
It has been just a year now since we were given the wonderful opportunity to meet with you here each week. And it has been an exciting year in the garden.
Fall, with its crisp, cool air and breathtakingly beautiful trees, paint the lands in an array of stunning color. Yet as the days pass by, the once captivating leaves begin to wilt away, falling from the trees and landing in … Read Article
Virtues: We love arugula for its vibrant green leaves that are jam-packed with zesty flavor; whether eaten raw, used as a culinary herb, cooked like spinach or added to salads and other delectable dishes, arugula adds a kick of peppery … Read Article
My flowering quince (Chaenomeles speciosa) seems to have set and ripened fruit. Are these edible? What can I do with them?
Virtues: We love Sedum ‘Matrona’ for its stunning, blush colored flower heads that bloom atop of stout, radiant red stems in late summer lasting into fall. Beneath the large flower heads you will find a spectacular display of lush, silverish-green … Read Article
What should I do about ladybugs that seem to be congregating at my windows and even showing up inside my house?
Test your soil type by performing a jar test—a simple, easy and inexpensive way to discover what type of soil is in your garden.
The Manual of Seed Saving Harvesting, Storing, and Sowing Techniques for Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruits by Andrea Heistinger 344 pages Timber Press, 2013 List price: $39.95 Growing from seed has always been a standard practice of gardeners, especially those who … Read Article
Virtues: We love Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’ for its clusters of stunning rosy-pink flowers that bloom profusely atop of thin, bare branches in late winter through early spring, just before the foliage emerges. In late-spring, brilliant scarlet-purple leaves cover the … Read Article