What to Do in January Gardening

What to Do in January Gardening Nature reflects the color of the spirit. Beauty is not confined to season nor to region. The gardens of Georgia or of Florida are perpetually in bloom, but are they more beautiful than northern gardens in winter, where imagination sorts the beautiful tracery of tree branches into designs few artists have approached in their […]

How To Maintain A Healthy Garden

Do you want a healthy and perfect-looking garden? This will take you some time and effort, but the result is definitely worth it. We have some really helpful gardening tips to share with you. Once you go through them, you will know how to maintain your garden properly. So, let’s get started! Lawn fertilization Fertilizers contain the basic nutrition that […]

Watering Houseplants – January Gardening Tips

Watering houseplants properly, checking them for spider mites regularly, and ordering seeds early are some of the gardening activities for this month. Feel the soil of your houseplants.  When it’s dry an inch or so deep, apply enough water so it comes out the bottom drainage hole. The larger the pot, the longer you can wait in between watering.  If […]

SPRING GARDEN AND JANUARY GARDENING TIPS

Janus, who lends his name to the month of January, was the dual-faced  Roman god of gates and doors.  He also was called the god of beginnings as it  was commonly believed that you needed to go through a door or gate in order  to enter a new place or beginning. The god was depicted as looking forward and backwards […]

January Gardening To do List

Provided is a list of tasks you need to perform in your garden during January. Please understand your gardening zone which is identified in the menu above. Look for Hardiness Zones. Zone 1 Order seed and nursery catalogs Check dahlia and canna roots for plumpness, freedom from mold Check house plants for mites, mealybugs, and scale Cut back on feeding […]

Are Bees Good for the Garden

Bees are perfect for your garden. Every farmer should plant in their backyard, bee-friendly flowers and plants. Apart from rewarding you with homemade honey, bees are responsible for about 1/3 of your daily diet. The absence of bees in your garden could be the reason you don’t have a bountiful harvest. Why are Bees Vital for Your Farm? According to […]

Your Christmas Poinsettia Can Bloom Again

This is a question often heard shortly after the new year starts and the colorful bracts on this favorite Christmas flower have begun to fade and fall leaving only the sickly yellow flowerets to exude their sticky juice on window sill or flower stand. Many persons will answer their own questionby setting their poinsettia on the back porch where the […]

HOLIDAY SAFETY AND OTHER DECEMBER GARDENING TIPS

December brings family and friends together to celebrate the holidays. Make sure you have a safe season by taking a few precautions before your guests arrive. For starters, take care with holiday decorations, especially if your guest list includes young children or pets. Although poinsettias have proven not to be poisonous, they may cause internal upset if ingested. Contact with […]

FUN FACTS ABOUT POINSETTIAS

  Are you a trivia buff? If so, perhaps you’d be interested in knowing a little bit more about the poinsettia plant you buy every Christmas. For example, did you know that the poinsettia’s main attraction is not its flowers, but its leaves? The flowers of the plant are the yellow clustered buds in the center. The colored leafy parts […]

WINTERBERRY: OUR NATIVE HOLLY

If you are looking for an ornamental plant to add dazzle to the winter landscape, consider the winterberry, also known as winterberry holly or North American holly. Although in the same plant family as English  holly (Ilex aquifolium)–our traditional Christmas holly with its glossy evergreen foliage and bright red berries–winterberry (Ilex verticillata) is a deciduous plant. It loses its dull […]