PROTECTING PLANTS FROM WINTER DAMAGE

Besides ice dams on the roof and piles of snow in the driveway, horticultural injury is a fact of life during northern winters. Surprisingly, there are many ways that otherwise long-lived plants may meet their demise in between growing seasons. Direct injury from exposure to cold temperature is the most obvious, and as a result, most gardeners and homeowners pay […]

November Gardening Tips

Zone 1 Thin dense-growing trees to avoid wind damage Apply mulch around plants after ground freezes Cut back chrysanthemums after bloom; mulch heavily or dig and store in basement or garage Set up burlap screens on windward sides of choice shrubs Prune deciduous trees and roses after leaves have fallen Zone 2 Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants) Zone 3 […]

Gardening in November – Pruning and training

Gardening in November Pruning and Training A good month for planting or moving roses, too. Cut them well back to stop wind-rock and to encourage strong new growth next year. Fix some wire hoops around multi-stemmed conifers in snowy areas to stop sudden heavy falls spraining the stems under the weight of snow. Where diseases are a problem on roses, […]

November Gardening Tips – Pest Proofing the Garden

PEST-PROOFING THE GARDEN AND OTHER NOVEMBER GARDENING TIPS In November Mother Nature begins to put things to bed for the long winter. It’s time for gardeners to do the same by protecting plants for the winter, storing garden tools, and tidying up the garden for the next growing season. If you haven’t cleaned up old plants and debris from vegetable […]

Fall Garden Maintenance

At the first killing frost, when the growing season ends, it is time for the gardener to give attention to maintaining the various man-made features of his home landscape. Fall is a perfect time for this-cool weather, and no pressing need to hurry to some other task, make these jobs a pleasure. Walls, Fences and Gateways-Fences made of wire should […]

November Gardening To do list

Provided is a list of tasks you need to perform in your garden during November. Please understand your gardening zone which is identified in the menu above. Look for Hardiness Zones. Zone 1 Thin dense-growing trees to avoid wind damage Apply mulch around plants after ground freezes Cut back chrysanthemums after bloom; mulch heavily or dig and store in basement […]

Garden tools for Digging and Weeding

How are you set for tools for this gardening season? There are so many more tools now than in the past, both power and manual.  Having the right tool for the right job, you’ll be amazed how much easier (on your body) and quicker your garden activities will get done.  Here are a few of the common manual tools for […]

Plant Strawberries this Fall

Fall planting of strawberries has its advantages to home gardeners in some areas, particularly to those who want to have a bearing bed as soon as possible in their own back yard. We have been familiar for many years with the feasibility-in fact, even the distinct and feasibility in planting in some northerly areas. Fall planting of strawberries may be […]

What if I don’t do fall yard clean up?

WHAT IF… If the garden magazines, web pages and other information sources are to be believed, the world is full of gardeners who worry a lot about cause and effect. Most of them are busy—too busy sometimes to do the things that they think they ought to do in the garden. This is a frequent source of guilt, and since […]

The fall rituals of garden clean-up is here

Yes, now is the time we put our gardens to rest for the coming winter months. As the tree leaves turn colour and drop to the ground, frost has also landed on our plants in our gardens. By now, the cold nights have made us bring our houseplants inside and should prompt us to do the task of preparing our […]