Like most gardeners, I’m convinced that Mother Nature enjoys playing tricks on us. For example, take all the rain we got this past spring. While we had to show a little patience, waiting for things to dry up enough get out and garden, our trees, shrubs and perennials sure loved
I suppose there are people out there who don’t like bearded iris. I just don’t happen to know any of them. If I did, I’ll bet I could change their minds with just a little bit of show and tell. Iris are some of the most beautiful and yet hard-working
Want in on a secret that can make your garden look terrific? Here it is: plant for four-season color. It’s all about looking at the big year ’round picture. Don’t simply focus on what’s in bloom at any given time. Plan before you plant so there are trees, shrubs and flowers creating
Let’s cut to the chase: “vermicomposting,” which is composting in a bin with red wiggler worms, is not icky. Done properly, it is also not difficult or smelly or messy. Sure, you have to follow some basic do’s and don’ts. Don’t keep your worm bin and its contents too wet or too dry.