Managing soil moisture is key to controlling fungus gnats
March 5, 2015
Fungus gnats are tiny, dark colored flies that commonly infest all kinds of houseplants. The adult flies do not damage plants, but can be a nuisance because they fly in your face, land in your drinks, fall in your food, and generally make pests of themselves. They often congregate near windows.
February 27, 2015
Tree topping is unfortunately all too common despite years of recommendations against it, and a body of research documenting its harmful effects.
Seed Catalogues Sow Garden Dreams
February 19, 2015
Seed catalogs used to arrive during the long gray days of January, their glossy pictures promising gorgeous blooms and bigger and better vegetables.
Why isn't my African Violet Flowering?
February 16, 2015
Most modern African violets (Saintpaulia spp.) bloom throughout the year without much effort on the grower’s part. However, there are a number of cultural issues that discourage them from blooming.
The Great Soil Food Web
February 6, 2015
Soils are the fundamental food factory on our planet. Pay attention to the health of soil in your garden and landscape, and you will reap the benefits of healthier and more productive plants.