Pruning Flowering Shrubs
April 29, 2015
Like many spring-blooming shrubs, azaleas “bloom on old wood,” which means they set next year’s flower buds shortly after they finish blooming this year. If you wait too long to prune them, you will remove many of next year’s blooms when you prune, especially if you shear your azaleas.
Frost vs. Freeze
April 23, 2015
Frost, “killing frost,” freeze warnings, a “killing freeze” - what is the difference? In casual conversation the terms frost and freeze are often interchangeable but there is a very real difference. Frost and freeze are two distinct phenomena. These terms take on significance when they are associated with the growing season for home gardeners.
The Life Cycle of Butterflies
April 9, 2015
Have you ever stopped and wondered how things are named? An insect called butterfly? How in the world did it get its name?
Tools of the Trade
March 26, 2015
Gardening, no matter how much we enjoy it, is work.
Seed Starting and the War with Rabbits
March 11, 2015
Have you planted some wonderful small young seedlings to have them become tasty morsels for your local rabbit family? Have you tried everything from scattering human hair, soap, hot peppers, and even fox urine to deter the rabbits and nothing worked?