Cleaning The Garden In Autumn – Fall cleanup can make spring gardening a treat instead of a chore. Garden clean up can also prevent pests, weed seeds and diseases from overwintering and causing problems when temperatures warm. Cleaning out the garden for winter also allows you to spend more time on the fun aspects of … Getting Your Garden Ready For Winter
Versatile Mums When fall arrives, it’s hard not to regret the passing of all the summer blooms we love so much. But take heart, because the fall garden offers all the summer flower shapes from just one plant, the chrysanthemum (otherwise known as mums). Hundreds of types provide a huge variety of colors and bloom … THE MUMS ARE COMING! THE MUMS ARE COMING!
Last winter you may have been surprised to see a lot of local trees covered with green leaves. Except they weren’t on the branches, they were all along the trunk of the tree and headed for the sky. While the sight of green might cheer you in the winter time, what you are seeing is … English Ivy – a Blessing or a Curse?
Although day lilies are tough enough to be divided in the summer months, why disrupt your garden while they are blooming? Waiting until after the flowers are gone makes more sense. If your day lilies were under-performing this year, or seem very crowded, dividing these perennials will entice them to produce more flowers.
Most people have heard of Epsom salts and they typically associate it with baths, as this natural salt from Epsom, England is probably best known as a way to help relieve your body’s aches and pains. Or perhaps you’ve even been one of the unfortunate ones who’ve had to use Epsom salts as a laxative. … WHO KNEW? EPSOM SALTS FOR YOUR GARDEN?
Why Divide Perennials? There are three primary reasons for dividing perennials: to control the size of the plants; to help rejuvenate your plants; and to increase the number of plants you have. This is an inexpensive way to gain additional plants for your garden (or to share with others). When Should You Divide Perennials? This … How and Why to Divide Perennials
Garlic adds spice to the garden and potent flavor for your summer meals. Fall (after the first frost) is the perfect time to plant garlic for your summer harvest. A sunny, well-drained garden amended with compost provides ideal growing conditions. Water until the weather stops you, then start again after the snow melts in the … Plant Garlic Now for Flavor Next Summer