Annuals · Container Gardening · Garden Maintenance

Haircuts for Summer Containers

With pruners in hand, I set out to do a little mid-summer maintenance on my containers. Tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, onions and herbs planted in containers on my deck were growing like crazy. They didn’t need haircuts, but  the basil needed their flowers, just beginning to form, pinched. (If plants were allowed to flower, they would… Continue reading Haircuts for Summer Containers

Garden Maintenance · Perennials

Perennials that Save Water in the Garden

Today is World Water Day, a day designated by the United Nations to focus our attention on the importance of water. This year’s theme, Nature for Water, explores nature-based solutions to water challenges. While we can’t, as individuals, plant a forest, reconnect rivers to floodplains, or restore a wetland, there are many things gardeners can… Continue reading Perennials that Save Water in the Garden

Birds in the Garden · Container Gardening · Garden Maintenance · Perennials · Shrubs · Trees

Early Spring Garden Chores to do this Weekend

When the weekend weather forecast predicts partly sunny skies with high temps between 40 and 50° it is going to be a great weekend to get outside and get some early spring gardening chores checked off the list. If the soil is too moist to get in the garden to cut back perennials, we can… Continue reading Early Spring Garden Chores to do this Weekend

Annuals · Birds in the Garden · Container Gardening · Garden Design · Garden Maintenance · Garden Musings · Perennials · Tropicals

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

This is the time of year we reflect on the previous year and make plans for the year ahead. As I plan my posts for 2018, it is fun to look back to find which ones were the most popular in 2017, the posts that caught your attention more than others. I hope you enjoy another look at… Continue reading Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

Garden Maintenance · Perennials · Shrubs · Trees

Overwintering Plants in the Garden

Well, it has happened again. Some plants will not get planted in their permanent homes in the landscape before winter has put an end to the gardening season. I will explain, step by step, how I overwinter these plants in the garden. (My success rate is pretty darn good.) But first, let me introduce you… Continue reading Overwintering Plants in the Garden