You may have noticed a drop in tomato production as summer has shifted into full gear. Once temperatures climb above 85˚F to 90˚F in the day and 75˚F in the evening, the tomatoes’ flowers often encounter a problem with setting … Read Article
When it’s time to un-trim the tree we are often left wondering what to do with our live-cut tree. The last thing you want to do is send it to the city dump or drop it along a country road … Read Article
Hostas are remarkably resilient plants that have become a mainstay of the shade garden. When the basic needs of the plant are met: protection from direct sun (most varieties), ample watering, regular fertilization and division of mature stands, hostas are, … Read Article
Winter did a number on my rhododendrons, which I did not wrap. There are brown, curled leaves and some stem ends appear dead. Should I cut these all off, or what else can I do to improve the shrubs’ look?
I planted a shrub into a pot on top of a saucer and now I’ve found it’s too heavy for me to lift up to drain the water from the saucer. Is it okay to just leave the water there … Read Article
I want to make a tipi in my yard for my kids to use as a kind of fort. What are some plants that will quickly cover the teepee framework I’ve made out of long poles?
Rabbits were a big problem for me last year. Any tips on stopping them from eating my entire garden?
How can I stop birds from eating my pea and bean seedlings as they come up?
Dividing your existing plants is a great way to control their size and keep them healthy and beautiful. It can also help you enlarge your garden and create a cohesive design through repeated plants. With that being said, you should … Read Article
What are some options for building my raised beds and their pros and cons?
Last year I bought and planted a ‘Raspberry Shortcake’ raspberry bush. It has some new leaves at the base of the plant now (early spring). Should I cut off the bare stems leftover from last year?