Winter protection for bulbs and tubers – Daffodils- Dahlias

Protection Bulbs during the winter Some hardy bulbs such as Daffodils (Narcissi) may suffer damage from severe frost if they are planted late in beds or borders. They should, therefore, be planted as early as obtainable or be covered with 45 in. of straw, salt marsh hay, leaves, branches of evergreens or similar material. Hardy bulbs planted in grass sod […]

Drip Irrigation vs. Soaker Hose – What’s the Difference

Gardening is a healthy, enjoyable and both mentally and physically rewarding activity. But while planting your own vegetables and flowers provides a much-needed break from the robotic work and life schedules, it is important to make sure that you do it right. One of the most important decisions you will have to make at some point is whether to use […]

PRUNING TOOLS

PRUNING TOOLS Whether you’re looking for gifts for a gardener (or yourself), are doing dormant winter pruning of shrubs and trees, or pruning shrubs and shearing hedges in late spring through early summer, having the proper pruning tools for the job will make it go much easier and quicker, with less plant damage. The first tool every gardener should have […]

How to Beat the Summer Heat  

This time of year is great – the sun is out, it is acceptable to BBQ every night, cocktails outside with your friends, outdoor swimming, beer gardens with your boyfriend…. And the list goes on..! The summer heat is great but we also have to make sure that we are keeping cool. From inside our home to outside in our […]

Creating Waterfalls and Streams

CREATING WATERFALLS AND STREAMS By the Pond Lady There are many reasons to add a waterfall. Waterfalls are beautiful to look at and the moving water adds sparkle to your pond. Waterfalls sound good, they provide a way of recycling the water and they also add valuable oxygen to the water to benefit fish. Waterfalls or moving water create white […]

Ready your Pond for Winter

GETTING YOUR POND READY FOR WINTER By the Pond Lady Signs of autumn are springing up everywhere. Leaves are turning colors, birds are gathering for their flight south, pumpkins and apples are being harvested and the blankets are being put back onto the beds. Sunscreen is being traded for sweaters and sweatshirts. Water lilies and other vegetation in your pond […]

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 […]

Lacebark

Her nickname was ‘Lacebark’ Pinus bungeana by Ketzel Levine Her nickname was ‘Lacebark’ and she was a living mosaic, pieced together from alabaster, ivory, amber, and jade. You know the type, with cheeks that put the glow of the moon to shame. I’d never met anyone like her, and probably never would have, had I not glanced through the Personals […]

Climate change and sustainability in the garden

Climate change and sustainability in the garden   We all know the effects climate change is having on the world’s weather, but not many of us will have considered just how significant this might be to our gardens. What could gardening in a changing climate mean for us and our green spaces? There are various possibilities and opportunities that could […]