Early Summer tips for the vegetable garden

EARLY SUMMER TIPS FOR THE VEGETABLE GARDEN Mulching, staking, pest and disease control, and succession planting are some of the early season tips for vegetable gardens. Reduce the weeds in walkways in your garden by covering the soil with some type of mulch. Several sheets of moistened newspaper topped with hay or straw are attractive and work very well, especially […]

Avoid Lyme disease while gardening

AVOID LYME DISEASE WHILE GARDENING Lyme disease is a potentially disabling disease of joints and the nervous system, spread by deer ticks.  Knowing about this disease, how it is spread, and steps to avoid it will allow you to continue gardening or enjoying the outdoors, along with your pets, without concern for these spider relatives. This previously unknown disease was […]

COREOPSIS – Flower of the year

COREOPSIS – FLOWER OF THE YEAR Coreopsis (said as core-e-OP-siss) is a popular flower—among the top ten perennials— with many new cultivars (cultivated varieties) to choose from in recent years. Coreopsis generally resist deer feeding, is drought tolerant once established, and being quite care-free are good for beginners and low-maintenance gardens. They’re popular, too, with pollinators, and provide seeds for […]

PROTECTING PLANTS

How to protect plants and keep them healthy and unharmed Many cultures have their own methods of plant protection from weather conditions and enemies that are likely to harm them. Among the most important of these are excessive cold, too high temperatures, sun, snow, water and wind, as well as diseases, insects, birds, animals, humans and weeds. Protection from human […]

Plant Hardiness Zone Map

What are hardiness zones? It seems every gardening book and nursery catalog refers to plant hardiness zones, also known as climate zones or growing zones. If you’re new to gardening, you may be wondering what all the fuss is with these zones, and how to find out which zone you are gardening in. Basically, plant hardiness zones are a guide […]

How to protect Plants from sun, heat and winter.

Many cultural practices have as their objectives the protection of plants from conditions and enemies that are likely to harm them. Among the most important of these are excessive cold, too high temperatures, sun, snow, water and wind, as well as diseases, insects, birds, animals, humans and weeds. Plant protection from “us’ or your neighbor is usually best achieved by […]

Garden, Summer Magic Complete Plan

Garden, Summer Magic Complete Plan Specially selected by nursery professionals to provide variety, charm and lavish color for any garden. Three each: Black-eyed Susan, Red Coral Bells, Dwarf Gaillardia, Blue Chip Campanula, Little Miss Muffet Daisy, Ivory Peach Bellflower, Pink Coneflower, Butterfly Blue Scabiosa, Moonbeam Coreopsis and Pink Coreopsis. Includes complete planting instructions.   A) Coral Bells, Red B) Daisy, […]

Rose, Very Special Garden Plan

Rose, Very Special Garden Plan Each of these varieties in this exceptional Rose Garden is a delight in itself, but when planted together they create a display of special grandeur. The three Climbing Roses create an especially clever color harmony – crimson red, pinkish red and a bright yellow, double flowering rose. We have them planted together so the canes intertwine […]

Garden, Red Welcome Plan

Garden, Red Welcome Plan Show your guests how welcome they are by adding these five beautiful varieties in shades of red to a walkway, around a porch or in containers surrounding an entranceway. Roll out the red carpet for your guests with the Red Welcome Garden. It has a very special way of brightening up the landscape, as well as […]

Lamppost Half-Circle Garden Plan

Lamppost Half-Circle Garden Plan An elegant touch for any landscape is a lamppost surrounded by beautiful perennials. You don’t even need a lamppost to create this floral display. You can substitute a signpost, small tree, trelllis or a metal or wooden post with a decorative top. (Consider, for example, a post topped by a charming weather vane.) To create an […]