Question: At the end of every summer a “white film” forms on my ‘Festiva Maxima’ peony and eventually encompasses the plant. The branches are cut off at the ground in early November and put in the trash. What is this … Read Article
Can invasive plants be disposed of in the compost pile? Read these tips to find out the answer and more. Read Article
Read up on signs of spider mites and how to get rid of them. Read Article
The spring and early summer of 2011 have seen record-setting floods in the Mississippi River basin and high rainfall amounts in much of the United States. Joseph Conlon, technical advisor for the American Mosquito Control Association, predicts “a bumper crop” … Read Article
Here are an organic gardener’s first lines of defense against weeds:
Ralph Waldo Emerson claimed weeds were plants for which we have not found a use in the garden. I see it differently. To me, weeds are plants that have found a use for my garden. Or should I say a … Read Article
This tip was offered by a guest at our Smart Gardening Workshop on “Deer-Resistant Gardening”. See what plant you might try as a way to ward off deer.
Last week I told you about my tendency to stray from my shopping list while at the garden center. Thanks for all your comments; I’m glad to know I’m in good company with my mish-mash garden. I’m in the midst … Read Article
It is far beyond frustrating to spend good time, energy and money planning and planting a beautiful garden only to watch deer treat it as a personal all-you-can-eat buffet.
This past winter the deer ate several of my shrubs that I was told they wouldn’t touch, including hollies and some low roses. Can you recommend some truly deer-resistant shrubs? Read Article
How to treat black knot, a disease that affects plum and cherry trees. Read Article