In addition to naming an annual and a perennial as their Year of plants, the National Garden Bureau also chooses a vegetable to highlight. This year, the beet has been given the honor. Hear ye’, hear ye’! 2018 is the Year of the Beet. Beets are grown by most for their roots. They are cool-season… Continue reading 2018 is Year of the Beet
It won’t be long before gardeners are trying to keep up with the bounty of vegetables growing like crazy in containers and in gardens. The season of harvest starts innocently enough with a sweet pepper here and a head of broccoli there but before we know it, there are tomatoes, green beans, potatoes, zucchini…you know… Continue reading Harvest Vegetables at their Peak of Flavor & Nutrition
When planning spring container gardens and window boxes, flowers are often considered first. There is certainly nothing surprising about that. After long gray winters, the cool-season annuals are irresistible. Alyssum, diascia, nemesia, pansies, snapdragons, stock and violas practically jump onto carts at local garden centers. Go ahead, choose flowers first. Immerse yourself in the colors… Continue reading Vegetables add pizzazz to spring containers.