Down the Garden Path
Dandelion, or Taxaracum officinale, is a common perennial that grows most anywhere. It has a distinctive bright yellow flower and jagged-edged leaves for which it gets the name dandelion, meaning lion’s tooth.
Gardening with bales is great if you are short on space. Some people garden exclusively with bales because weeding is reduced, no digging is involved and you don’t have to bend over.
A cold frame is essentially a low box with a clear top that acts exactly like a greenhouse. It can be placed directly in the garden or filled with pots on a patio.
The first mowing will begin to even out the growth of the lawn overall, as we all have areas that grow faster (such as the south side of the home) than others or that have different kinds of grasses now that grow at different rates.
Spending some time in the flower beds now can reveal other perennial issues that need attention.
When gardeners talk about tender or warm-loving vegetables, the conversation is not about how caring and affectionate the vegetables are, but how they need warmer air and soil temperatures to get off to a good start.
As a warm season annual, crabgrass will not show itself until weather conditions allow for germination. Preventing it every spring can be done. However, without knowing more, that becomes the normal expectation and need every year.
Master Gardener Help Desks have been open for a couple of weeks with a lot of questions.
While we continue to experience weather that is warm one day, cold and snowy the next, there are some basic gardening tasks that can be done. Do these on a dry day or while the ground remains frozen in the early part of the day.
Every gardener can enjoy spring blooms a little earlier than usual. The trick is to do so indoors.
Growing vegetables that need similar care can make gardening more effective and efficient.
Home orchardists often undervalue the importance of applying a dormant oil spray to their fruit trees.
Are you one of those gardeners who always gets the itch to start gardening too early each year?
Gardeners grow their houseplants all summer to get them healthy only to see them slowly decline all winter with the hope they are alive come spring.
How do you get a flower garden to be in bloom all summer or even longer? The answer is by planning for it.