Click below to listen to my 2 min. Garden Bite radio show: Wet feet, dry feet
We talk a lot about sun/shade conditions and soil types but one thing we don’t always check on when pursuing our favorite plants is whether they like dry feet or wet feet. Not every plant likes to be in a rain garden!
Siberian Iris are graceful yet tough perennials that thrive in average to damp soil, and they’ll form large clumps that bloom heavily after the first year. In fact, you’ll want … [Continue reading]
Click below to listen to my 2 min. Garden Bite radio show: Tomato planting
I’m so excited! (and I just can’t hide it, I’m about to lose control and I think I like it!)
It’s time to put those peppers and tomatoes in the ground! The ground temp should be about 60 degrees for tomatoes and about 70 degrees for peppers. They like it hot! This year I’m trying a couple of new AAS winners ‘Valentine’ and ‘Red Racer’. I don’t know which is which because I had … [Continue reading]
Click below to listen to my 2 min. Garden Bite radio show: The ‘illers of container planting
We’re staring down Memorial weekend! WAHOO! Gardeners mean business now. We are about to plant with abandon!!!
That also means meandering down aisles of flowers and plants, taking hours to figure out what to put in containers! Or maybe that’s just me! If you get plant-love overload at your local nursery, it can make it difficult to choose plants! There are some basic rules to follow that will help … [Continue reading]
Click below to listen to my 2 min. Garden Bite radio show: The dirt on plant shopping
When plant shopping, bigger is not always better. Tis better to bloom in your garden than in the garden center.
If you see a little wilting it could be a sign of a root problem. Look for plants with good color on the leaves. Look under the leaves for any possible insects. If you have a plant loupe, bring it with you! You’ll look ultra cool, I promise.
Click below to listen to my 2 min. Garden Bite radio show: Creating a bee home
Yesterday I chatted on about neonics, today, let’s build a bee home. Let’s first establish they’re not going to sting you but don’t place them on your house either.
Certainly planting flowers is a must, but so is a nest for them. Thirty percent of bees are cavity-nesting, they’ll live in hollow stems or holes in wood. There are pre-made nests but these are often more cute than useful, says the University of … [Continue reading]