Gardening For the Birds How to Create a Bird-Friendly Backyard by George Adams 444 pages Timber Press, 2013 List price: $24.95 It’s a new season and no better time to put garden plans to work. Want more birds? George Adams … Read Article
How can I stop birds from eating my pea and bean seedlings as they come up?
What makes a beautiful, lush garden all the more spectacular? Hearing the lovely songs of chirping birds as they flutter about their nests, feeders and birdbaths, filling gardens with their charm.
Virtues: We love Actinidia kolomikta ‘Arctic Beauty’ for its brightly variegated heart-shaped foliage, splashed in pink, white and green. In early summer, tiny, fragrant creamy-white flowers bloom, potentially followed by grape-size fruits that resemble a miniature kiwi and taste just … Read Article
Although technically not a true spinach, Red Malabar is a delightful choice for anyone who has issues with spinach bolting. Because this cultivar was brought to us from India, it has developed a tolerance to heat and does wonderfully well … Read Article
Last fall I hired a landscaper to plant a new tree in my yard and he staked it. when should I remove the stakes?
Make sure to plant warm-season turfgrasses in spring and cool-season turfgrasses in the fall when seeding or overseeding a lawn. You will find they germinate and develop better, because this matches up with when they are programmed to grow.
Virtues: We love Rhus trilobata ‘Autumn Amber’ for its lustrous, aromatic deep green foliage that changes into radiant shades of amber, yellow, orange and red in fall. In spring before the new leaves emerge, bundles of tiny yellow-green flowers bloom. … Read Article
Virtues: We love Asarum canadense for its velvety, heart-shaped rich green foliage that grows pleasantly low to the ground in shady locations—making the perfect groundcover for shade gardens under trees. In spring, a solitary dark, reddish-brown flower blooms close to … Read Article
Clematis is a vivacious, twining vine that blooms in a profusion of striking flowers painted stunningly in an array of alluring shades of purple, pink, red, blue and/or white. These spectacular flowering vines can add eye-catching color and interest to … Read Article
1. Scarlet runner beans As the name implies, these beautiful pole beans produce clusters of outstanding red flowers that then grow beans that can be harvested as a snap bean, a shell bean, or left alone and used as a … Read Article