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December 7, 2017

 

Allium ‘Globemaster’.

Flowering Onions

The Allium genus is a large one...

November 30, 2017

 

Narcissus ‘Cheerfulness’.

Scented & Double Daffodils

As I look for late season bargains, I look for daffodil bulbs that bloom late and are scented as well as double.

November 23, 2017

 

The deer left a few of my daylilies alone this year.

Successes & Failures

November is a good time to evaluate our successes and failures during the past growing season.

November 16, 2017

 

Orchids make wonderful gifts for your holiday hosts.

Gifts For Thanksgiving Hosts

If you are invited for Thanksgiving dinner and wish to present the host with a horticulturally oriented gift, here are a few suggestions.

November 9, 2017

 

Vintage pansy rings can make your holiday centerpieces even more delightful.

Centerpieces For Thanksgiving

Low is always better than high when you are arranging flowers for a dinner party.

November 2, 2017

 

Tender begonia.

Tender Plants

All plants that winter indoors at my house are hosed off to rid them of pests and given a dose of fertilizer.

October 26, 2017

 

You can use those raked leaves as mulch.

Autumn Tricks

If you have time, perhaps you will share some of your tricks in the comments below.

October 19, 2017

 

Tall evergreens provide an effective screen in this yard.

Screening With Shrubs

Shrubs are useful for many functions and an important one is screening.

October 12, 2017

 

Northern Cardinal munching on a berry.

Cardinals

Plant lots of nasturtiums, coneflowers, and sunflowers to provide seeds for these year-round garden residents.

October 5, 2017

 

You can ask a variety of friends, neighbors, and experts for advice.

Getting Advice

Ask a variety of friends, neighbors, and experts about what you already have on your new property before digging it all up.

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