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The crisp days of September-October: best time to build a new deck, add a patio or create new beds.
Beautiful bulbs are available at garden centers and nurseries.
In late summer, when lawns and gardens are fading, the hibiscus comes to the rescue.
Enjoy the tomatoes, cucumbers, beans and squash that are ready for the table.
Petunias, verbenas and begonias, oh my! Time to trim these plants; the reward a bounty of new blooms
Plants that survive without daily water can include most trees, shrubs and many perennials.
Or, just follow the practice of many homeowners and opt for a “golden” approach.
The last week of July means you can continue to harvest fruits and vegetables, deadhead faded blooms from perennials and annuals and pay close attention… Continue reading
The third week of July belongs to hydrangeas. These long-blooming, shade-tolerant shrubs are my personal favorites. I don’t just have hydrangeas in pots, hydrangeas in… Continue reading
The second week of July is the time to renew groundcovers by shearing them back and applying a mulch. Trim azaleas that have finished blooming… Continue reading
The first week of July is a good time to get snippy, harvest, feed and weed. You’ll also need to mow, trim and water as… Continue reading
Marianne Binetti will appear from 11:15 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at the Auburn Farmers Market at Les Gove Park, 1140 Auburn Way… Continue reading
The second week of June is not too late to plant some food. You can visit the garden center for potted tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and… Continue reading
It is a good week to plant geraniums, petunias and other annuals.
On your to do list this week should be to bait for slugs, plant dahlias, cabbage, radish, spinach, potatoes and other cool season crops, feed… Continue reading
The second week of April means you still have time to start warm-season flowers and vegetables from seed for setting out into the garden this… Continue reading
“It is time to plant cool season crops like peas, radishes, cabbage and lettuce but only if your soil is ‘ready to be worked.’”
“If you are suffering from spring fever, the cure is as close as your local nursery or garden center.”
“The first step to a more carefree landscape is to make a list of the problem areas”
The month of March is for the lion hearted as hints of spring coax gardeners outdoors but only the brave will actually plant, prune and… Continue reading