When it comes to gardening, sometimes often varying and harsh weather conditions can damper our hopes for a yard full of flourishing plants. A good way to outwit Mother Nature is by experimenting with terrariums. These tiny, enclosed ecosystems are …
Take a few minutes this fall to clean up the edges of your garden’s beds and borders.
I grew some perennials in containers this year that are not hardy in my area. What should I do with them over the winter?
If you planted trees or shrubs this fall, be sure to keep them watered until the ground freezes (if it does in your area), and continue to keep them watered through next spring and summer.
Want to know the best time and way to plant bulbs? Already have bulbs and want to learn how to keep them at their healthiest?
Amaryllis typically bloom 6 to 8 weeks after they are potted, so if you want your amaryllis in bloom for Christmas or New Year’s, plant the bulb in early to mid-November.
Can I prune trees and shrubs in the fall?
Do I need to “pre-cool” my bulbs before I plant them? How does that work?
Most plants that we call “annuals” are actually tender perennials that can’t survive winters in colder climates. We treat them like annuals, cast them on the compost heap in the fall and buy new ones the following spring.
If you live near the sea there is an abundant and sustainable source of mulch and fertilizer right at your feet. When we are on our island we carry a few handfuls of seaweed to the garden beds every time …
Advice that’s debatable: Water enough to keep grass green because a brown lawn is a dead lawn. Every summer, at least one person in every neighborhood lets the grass turn brown. People start grumbling about what a shame it is …