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Indoor plants will give off oxygen and reduce CO2, effectively cleaning the air your family breaths.
With the holiday season here, readers wonder about trees, insects and keeping things fresh.
Gardening is the only activity that fulfills all five senses, is good for your health (all that fresh air and exercise), your wealth (fresh produce… Continue reading
There are plenty of outdoor chores that can be done now and will show results in the spring.
Happy Thanksgiving! Time to celebrate all that is great about gardening and our beautiful native plants. I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world and… Continue reading
November is a great time to celebrate fall color— not too late to move a tree or plant a new one.
Cut back your summer-blooming annuals or just pull them and toss into the compost pile
Planting hardy, woody shrubs into large containers can help solve a tubful of landscape problems.
Fertilize the lawn with a fall/winter food, plant spring bulbs, rake leaves and divide perennials.
Harvesting hydrangea blooms and cutting back perennials is the exception to “no fall pruning” rule.
Our climate is perfect for growing spring-flowering bulbs requiring a cool winter before bloom.
Check trees, shrubs for tent caterpillars, pick up apples to prevent pests, keep harvesting veggies.
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