June is National Perennial Gardening month and an appropriate time to extol the virtues of these repeating blooming beauties.
So many gardeners, especially those with little to no experience, approach gardening with some doubt and fear. What if I kill it? What if my neighbors think my garden is ugly? What if my friend with a green thumb tells me I’m doing things wrong? What if...
The soil is warm, the tools are out of storage, sharpened and ready to go and the nursery shelves are filled with beautiful plants. It’s time to garden! Well, almost. To give your new plants and emerging perennials a solid foundation for this season, take some time now to prep your garden soil.
For most parts of the US and Canada, your gardens are put to bed for the winter. The ground is quite cold; in fact, too frozen to plant anything and/or it is also snow covered. You have read every garden book, magazine and started following a slew of new garden blogs. Even your garden catalogs are in order. So what do you do? Winter Gardening of course!
The calendar says it is fall, and colorful leaves are still on some trees, yet the snow is already flying outside my window. No matter when the first snowfall occurs each year, it always seems ‘too early’ to see the white stuff on lawn chairs, the grille and most importantly my garden.