Click below to listen to my 2 min Garden Bite radio show: Earth Day
Earth day is Sunday and I was thinking about all the things we celebrate; Presidents birthdays, St. Patricks day, April Fools day, Halloween. What a great idea it was to set aside a day to celebrate our incredibly beautiful planet!
Van Gogh said “if you truly love nature you’ll see beauty everywhere”. It’s true, even the weeds can be pretty amazing, growing out of pavement. You can’t see an ounce of soil but those … [Continue reading]
Click below to listen to my 2 min. Garden Bite radio show: Small space vegetables
Sweet, delicious and adorable! That could describe a lot of things but on Garden Bite, it’s a description of a perfect little pepper for your patio. I’m talking small space vegetables today! Keep in mind… Container plants need more water simply because their roots are “contained” and can’t reach out for more, but don’t overwater or your plant will get root rot. Use a good soil mix – check Creekside Soils.
I don’t generally post things like this, but the MN Landscape Arboretum is an absolute gem. I have been visiting these gardens since 1990 and have been a member off and on since that time. I’ve traipsed through nearly every part and discover new things all the time. Their plant sale was a must for me when I lived closer… If you ever have the opportunity to go, please don’t hesitate! It’s beautiful at every season. You’ll also be able to view mature trees/shrubs/perennials/natives and some wonderful annuals! Teri
Click below to listen to my 2 min. Garden Bite radio show: Easy care perennials
Easy care perennials, ya sure you betcha! Actually there are plenty of perennials more amiable than others. Sedumaka Stonecrop, is at the top of the list of forgiving plants.
And there are a lot of different varieties, nearly 500! I have several myself, they’re great for groundcovers all the way to the large ‘Autumn Joy’, which you, pretty much, can’t kill, you can sure give … [Continue reading]
Click below to listen to my 2 min. Garden Bite radio show: Garden tool prep and pruning out damage
If you’re soil is just too soggy, consider garden tool prep. At least lovingly tending to the tools gets us closer to the garden! Take some steel wool to those trowels, a file to your pruners and examine tools for any repair or, perhaps replacement!
Speaking of pruners, you can prune out dead or damaged branches. With the winter we’ve experienced you may find plenty of that in … [Continue reading]
Click below to listen to my 2 min. Garden Bite radio show: Itching to Garden but shoveling not soil
I’ve never seen so many people so ready for Spring to actually get here! The itch is real and it’s not from mosquitoes! So, I guess we got that going for us! Then we had one warm day and I was attacked by these…
Click below to listen to my 2 min. Garden Bite radio show: Soil – the Foundation of Life
I know, I know, I’m talking about soil again! I do, because it IS the foundation of life! From dust to dust!
Soil holds the keys to a plant’s ability to take up nutrients, water and oxygen. Soil also acts as a filter for rainwater, cleaning it as it makes it’s way into our aquifers. If you prepare your garden beds, you give your plants the best chance to, not only … [Continue reading]
Click below to listen to my 2 min. Garden Bite radio show: Soil testing
If you really want to get down and dirty, get a soil test.
Well, as soon as the soil is warm and dry enough to grab samples! It is one of the best thing you can do for your plants and yourself. The University of Minnesota , the University of Wisconsin and NDSU will give you a comprehensive report on what your soil consists of.