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 […]

Hosta ( June Hosta )

This variegated sport of H. ‘Halcyon’ has heart-shaped, smooth, gray-blue leaves, variegated yellow and yellow-green. Bears racemes of lavender-gray flowers in summer. Hardy perennials for shaded gardens with large, bold leaves often marked with contrasting colors. Leaves range in shape from round to lance-shaped, and colors can be yellow to green to blue, often with white, yellow or green marginal […]

Why is a pressure washer the ultimate piece of gardening equipment?

It’s hard to be certain about what is truly the ultimate piece of equipment you can have. There’re many companies vying for the attention of consumers, each claiming to be the best at what they produce and sell. Because of this, many spend needlessly on various cleaning products that are middling at best and all do the same thing. But […]

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, […]

SNAPDRAGON—2019 ANNUAL FLOWER OF THE YEAR

Each year the National Garden Bureau (ngb.org/year-of) names plants of the year, with the annual flower (lives only one year) for 2019 being snapdragon.   This upright flower is easy to grow, has multiple garden uses, and comes in a multitude of colors.   Although snapdragons are winter-hardy in warmer climates (USDA zones 7 to 10, such as the mid-Atlantic states and […]

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 […]

5 steps to create a successful garden

Creating a new garden is fun and rewarding but you need to have a clear idea about what you want. Is it going to be a vegetable garden or are you going to plant exotic flowers? Whatever it will be, gardening should bring you a lot of satisfaction and joy. You can start digging and planting in the spring, but […]

What to Do in May Gardening

MAY is the joyous month of the year, when old and young are working in their gardens. Perennials are now coming into bloom, but the various bulbous flowers are putting forth every effort to distract our attention from their fair sisters. The unwise annuals are growing, preparing for their profusion of bloom, overlooking the fact that other plants are conserving […]

May Gardening To do list

Gardening tasks you should perform this month if you live in the Northern Hemisphere. If you don’t know your gardening zone, you can look it up via zip code on the Gardening Zone Page. If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, add six months to find your gardening tasks. Zone 1 Prune flowering fruit trees while in bloom;use cuttings indoors […]

How to Spruce Up Your Backyard This Summer

Summer months are a great time to enjoy the peace and comfort of your backyard. As the warmer season begins, it is perfect timing to spruce up the space and make it more enjoyable. There are a variety of ways to make the backyard more ideal for spending time both in company and alone. Plant Flower Beds Bursts of color […]