Cool-season vs. Warm-season Vegetables
April 24, 2017
No matter how big or small your garden is, for successful vegetable gardening it is crucial to know the difference between cool-season and warm-season vegetables, as well as the approximate last frost date in the spring, and the first frost date in the late summer/early fall in your area.
Make Containers do Double-duty
April 13, 2017
Spring fever has hit hard these past few weeks. A couple of weekends with sunshine and mild temperatures have hastened my ritual of pulling containers out from the shed and placing them in their normal spots on the terrace and deck in my garden. While clearing leaves from perennial beds and cutting spent stalks of perennials, my mind was busy plotting to make this season’s container display exceptional.
Pruning Shrubs and Trees
March 20, 2017
With spring on the doorstep, now is an excellent time to prune some of your shrubs and trees. Pruning manages the size and shape of a tree or shrub, and is used to remove dead, damaged and diseased branches, suckers and crossing branches that rub together.
Bird Feeder Lessons
March 6, 2017
This past year I decided to attract birds to my yard using bird feeders. I tried different feeder styles, food, and locations. Some worked well and some, well, didn’t work.