April Showers……Bring May Flowers

April Showers….. At long last, spring has arrived! (or has it?) As you look out upon your garden, does the nagging question of “where do I even begin” sound familiar? There is so much to do in every corner of the yard this month that it is difficult to know where to start. In our […]

‘My love is like a red, red rose, that’s newly sprung in June’…Scottish bard, Robbie Burns

By Lani Gering ‘My love is like a red, red rose, that’s newly sprung in June…Scottish bard, Robbie Burns   While we realize that this column is normally dedicated to what we all should be doing during the month of February to ensure a beautiful garden during the rest of the year, we are stepping […]

The best laid plans…need not be original

Urban Garden By Jacqueline Murphy The best laid plans…need not be original January is an excellent month in several ways. The days are noticeably longer, most houseguests have vacated your premises, many orchids are in bloom, plus this month marks the beginning of a brand new decade. This is a great time to take a […]

Taking Care of Tannenbaum!!

Taking Care of Tannenbaum!! Christmas is coming! The presents have been purchased – most of them anyway – and now is the time to start thinking about that tree. Christmas trees come in all shapes and sizes, from the huge natural tree that towers above the White House lawn every season to little artificial ones […]

Plant Now for a Colorful Spring Display

By Melinda Myers Lilies grow from bulbs and their large prominent flowers brighten up gardens and provide vertical appeal. Photo courtesy of Melinda Myers, LLC Plant Now for a Colorful Spring Display It’s time to think spring. Fall is the time to plant tulips, daffodils, crocus and other spring flowering bulbs. Use these early bloomers […]

Fall Garden Tasks to Protect Your Landscape from Winter Wildlife Damage

by Melinda Myers As the seasons change, we adjust our gardening tasks and plantings to match. Animals also make changes this time of year, often changing their eating habits and dining locations. These adjustments can impact your gardens. Reduce the risk of damage by starting in fall to protect your landscape from hungry animals this […]

Preserve Your Garden Produce for Delicious Winter Meals

Preserve Your Garden Produce for Delicious Winter Meals by Melinda Myers All your hard work is paying off with a bountiful harvest. Fresh produce is filling your garden, countertops, and refrigerator while the garden keeps producing more. Preserve some of your harvest to enjoy throughout the winter with some tried-and-true or updated variation of f […]

Just Batty For Gardens

By Rita Jacinto Just Batty For Gardens How does my garden grow? With silver bells and cockle shells… And fertilizer, you idiot! Gardens are a work in progress, at least mine is. There is no end to what needs to be done, what could have been done better etc. etc. The point is to get […]

Manage Those Mosquitoes…..

Urban Garden By Melinda Myers Manage Those Mosquitoes….. Don’t let the buzz of mosquitoes keep you indoors. Most mosquitoes are a nuisance, causing rashes and itching but some species can transmit diseases that can make you sick.  Understanding how they breed and spread disease can help you gain the upper hand in the battle against […]

Mother’s Day Gifts Sure to Please

Mother’s Day Gifts Sure to Please By Melinda Myers Each year we set aside one day to honor mothers.  And each year we struggle to find the perfect gift to show them we care. Cut flowers are one of the most popular gifts. No dusting and maintenance required, and they are sure to generate a […]