Downy Mildew on Roses

Downy Mildew on Roses Description: Downy mildew affects roses throughout the U.S. Infection begins on young plant growth. Leaves develop dark purplish to dark brown spots. Symptoms may resemble burns caused by pesticide toxicity. Humid, cool conditions favor downy mildew infection. Solution: If downy mildew has been a problem in the past, begin spraying Soap-Shield® Fungicidal Soap when new spring […]

How to Incorporate Indoor Trees in Your Home Design

With the constant rise of global warming and pollution, the planet is in desperate need of more plants to keep the life on earth going. Plants not only add to the beauty of the place, they also release more oxygen into the environment and remove the harmful carbon dioxide from the air. Make your contribution towards the planet by including […]

Natural Controls for Common Insect Pests in the Garden

There are many different pests that can infest your garden and potentially your home. These range from aphids and caterpillars to ants and even spiders. Some ants are simply a nuisance, others, such as carpenter ants, can eat the wood in your home, effectively undermining the entire structure! If you think you have a pest issue then it’s important to […]

Gardening Articles

Home Gardening Seasonal articles to address your gardening desires We have received your emails and we know you want “more”. Please browse through our list of home gardening article categories below and let us know if they were of any help. Elisabeth Ginsburg, writes a weekly gardening column for three of the regional (Westchester, Connecticut and Long Island) sections of […]

Best Botanical Gardens In Europe To Visit

The summer has finally arrived and now is the time to start organizing lovely relaxing weekends away in Europe. If you an avid nature lover then you will want to spend your summer surrounded by some o the most exquisite gardens Europe has to offer. Botanical gardens in Europe are some of the most tranquil and relaxing places, perfect if […]

June Gardening To do list

Zone 1 Plant lettuce seedlings at intervals of every few weeks Prune and thin out spring-flowering shrubs after bloom is finished After their leaves yellow and dry up, divide and transplant spring bulbs Set out groundcover plants and start lawns Fertilize established lawns Consider container planting for warmth-loving vegetables (eggplant, tomatoes, peppers) Continue to protect tomato seedlings, especially during cold […]

Peony Tips for June

Peony Tips for June By G. W. PEYTON Sping was a long time coming this year. As a result it now looks as though few Peonies will be in bloom north of the Potomac and Ohio Rivers before June. Attention is called to the May Peony Tips, many of which are also applicable to June. Cultivate often enough to keep […]

Iris Flowers in June

Because spring was late in many places this year, it is likely that most Iris bloom will be crowded into June, except in the South. This will be the case for all types of Iris except the dwarfs and early intermediate bearded Irises whose blossoms will have passed. Early this month, Iris fanciers may enjoy the gorgeous blossoms of new […]

Top Jobs to do in Your Yard Before Summer Hits

With summer not far away, this is the perfect time to do a variety of jobs around the garden before the heat hits. Invest the time and energy now so your yard will be ready for entertaining and other summer activities. It might sound a bit daunting, but if you schedule time for yourself each week to get things done, […]

Bloodsuckers in Your Backyard

While you probably don’t need to look out for vampires, there are plenty of other creatures in the world that definitely do exist and definitely do feed on human blood. In fact, there are probably swarms of blood-sucking insects in your own backyard, just waiting for you to venture outside so they can chow down. Unfortunately, blood-sucking pests thrive in […]