Click below to listen to my 2 min. Garden Bite radio show: A change of climate for gardening too
As we talk climate change in the midst of a winter that has smacked us with some of the coldest sustained temperatures we’ve had in a long time and walloped some of us with snow, while others went without, there’s a change of climate in the gardening world too.
Chairman and CEO of Burpee says that vegetables are taking over the gardening world and that is creating a spinoff … [Continue reading]
Click below to listen to my 2 min. Garden Bite radio show: Color wheel in garden design
Winter’s always a good time to make plans for your garden. There’s more time to look over plant catalogs and surf the web. I would also suggest using the color wheel.
Having a mishmash of color is certainly fine if it doesn’t give you visual overload, however, mixing too many colors doesn’t allow our eyes to gaze more thoroughly, but instead, can deliver a dizzying sight that isn’t necessarily calming.
Click below to listen to my 2 min. Garden Bite radio show: Growing avocados in the North
I had a listener ask me about growing avocados in Minnesota. He’d taken some pits and put them in water. One sprouted. After months and months of sitting in water, it’s started to sprout leaves along with those roots. The question from there was what to do with it!
A How-to guide on sprouting an avocado seed/pit at Inhabitat
Click below to listen to my 2 min. Garden Bite radio show: EAB replacement trees
While we haven’t lost them all, odds are not in our favor to have many Ash trees left. The City I live in is pro-active by taking out some of the younger boulevard ash trees and replacing them. It’s recommended to plant a variety of trees. It was proven decades ago not to plant one kind of tree when we all lost those beautiful Elms, and yet, what did … [Continue reading]
Click below to listen to my 2 min. Garden Bite radio show: Bunnies – the good, the bad and monitoring your plants
It’s a good idea to monitor your outdoor plants, particularly those 3 years and younger, at this time to see if the critters have been nibbling. If they have, you need to get some hardware cloth or chicken wire and surround them.
Hardware cloth comes in a variety of sizes, you’re best to buy one with small mesh. Now on to Public Enemy Number ONE… maybe….
Click below to listen to my 2 min. Garden Bite radio show: ‘Gold Heart’ an Old Fashioned bleeding heart
Now I’m thinking about Three Dog Night – Just an old fashioned love song comin’ down in 3 part harmony!
One of the first flowers to come forth in a most delightful way is the Bleeding Heart. And in particular, one that I was just recently reminded of, is the cultivar ‘Gold Heart’. What’s special about this guy? Oh, let me count the ways. It’s early burst through the Spring … [Continue reading]