Do you watch those shows on television like What Not to Wear – you know the kind I’m talking about, right? The ones that show you what not to do so you won’t be foolish enough to do them? I think I need my own show called “What Not to Do in the Garden”. Featured… Read More Planting Flowers in July, or What Not to Do in the Garden
I never thought my four o’clocks would grow. Four o’clocks are flower seeds, properly called Mirabilis jalapa by those who prefer the Latin name to identify the plant. Whatever you call this heirloom flower, it is beautiful, and I’ve missed it in my garden. What Are Four O’Clocks? Four o’clocks are lovely, fun little annual… Read More Growing Old Fashioned Four O’Clocks, Heirloom Flowers
“Why don’t tulips come back like daffodils?” I thought I’d answer this question today because I’ve been watching and weeding around my tulips this week, and noticed that many of my bulbs really need to be replaced. Here are the daffodils in my orchard. They return year after year with larger flowers and more abundant… Read More Why Don’t Tulips Come Back Like Daffodils?
As you begin to explore starting seeds indoors, you’ll come across the term heirloom seeds. When you read about heirlooms, the books and catalogs make them seem like the best thing in the world. But what are they, and should you plant them in your garden? Heirloom Seeds The first thing to understand about heirloom… Read More Starting Seeds Indoors: Heirloom Seeds
Keeping cut roses fresh is a mystery no longer thanks to these tips from David Austin roses. No cut roses are fresher than the ones you cut from your own garden. You grew them: that’s part of their allure. Now, it’s up to you to help them stay freshest, longest, as they make the trip… Read More Valentine’s Day Tips: Keeping Cut Roses Fresh