Dolomedes tenebrosus is commonly called the fishing spider. What comes to mind when hearing this common name is that they live near water, right? Not so with this species of the fishing spider. Its preferred habitat is a wooded area, which may or may not have a water source nearby.
Growing your own strawberries is one of the most rewarding gardening activities.
Cole crops are the family of vegetables that include broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, and kale...
Winter can be hard to bear...
Are you looking for something to do now that the holiday season is over?
Good preparation goes a long way toward ensuring a successful garden...
It is a well-worn trend to start any new year with resolutions: things we want to do, should do, and even some bad habits we want to break...
The 2014 garden catalogs are beginning to arrive. Here are a few recommendations that will give you the best outcome...
Some people think it is wasteful and harmful to the environment when Americans cut down and use 30 million live trees to celebrate Christmas.
Two very common pantry pests that we have here in NEPA are the cigarette beetle (Lasioderma serricorne) and the drugstore beetle (Stegobium paniceum).
Each time I go along my driveway, I pass a stately large Fraser Fir that is a reminder of the first Christmas spent in our new home. The tree was only 4 ½ feet high when planted, but throughout the years has become a featured specimen in our landscape. If this is something you think you would enjoy, a little planning ahead will help ensure success and is well worth the effort.
Thankfully, 2013 was a much better year for gardeners than the previous one.
I won’t lie. I am a plant addict. I want every plant. On my small patch of land there are many native plants, but also a plethora of plants from around the world. What I do is make sure that the balance leans towards the North American trees, shrubs and perennials. It is the only way to be responsible and help the “wild kingdom” that was here long before I came along.
You may be longing for the seasonal rest a gardener deserves when the garden is put to bed for its long winter’s nap. However, there are a few things you can do to help those long, dark days of winter pass by. A walk through the garden adorned with bows, evergreens, berries, pine cones, and unusual bark, whether real or artificial, reveals some of its more subtle beauty.
Now that our gardens have been put to bed, it is time to think of some things to do to brighten the shortened days of the cold season.
Save gallon jugs this winter for watering plants.
Is there a gardener on your holiday gift list that you need to buy for? Gardeners love to receive gifts that fuel their passion for gardening.