Question: I’m not sure when I should fertilize my shrubs and trees. I used to think that spring was the best time, but I see people fertilizing in summer, and recently I was told that fall is the best time. … Read Article
Virtues: We love ‘Northwind’ switchgrass SO much it has made our list for a second time. It has a great fall and winter interest thanks to its bright off-season foliage and fluffy seed heads. It is tall and narrow, perfect as … Read Article
Consider this information from Decoding Garden Advice by Jeff Gillman and Meleah Maynard to determine if you should remove twine, burlap and wire from a balled-and-burlapped tree or shrub before planting.
Question: I would like to add some spring-blooming bulbs to my lawn this fall. What kinds will naturalize well?
Virtues: We love Pink Turtlehead for its bearded pink to deep rose flowers that bloom from late summer through mid-fall. Its glossy, saw-toothed edged leaves add character.
Question: I found some old fertilizer in a bag. It has turned into concretelike lumps. Can I still use it?
The following post is excerpted from the May/June 2005 issue of Horticulture. Question: I’m having a bad problem with worm castings in my lawn. The turf is turning a lumpy, muddy mess. What can I do?
Excerpted from The Flower Gardener’s Bible by Lewis and Nancy Hill (Timber Press, 2003). An edging defines exactly what is garden and what is not, and it gives the bed a finished appearance, often making the difference between a fine … Read Article
Virtues: We love ‘Pazazz Tangerine’ for its stunning tropical orange blossoms. A new portulaca in the Pazazz series, ‘Tangerine’ is daylight sensitive, drought tolerant and deer resistant. It is an eye-popping choice for your spill component in containers or bordering … Read Article