It’s a great time to notice attractive features of trees and shrubs in the landscape.
In the wintertime, people tend to get the winter blues. As a horticulturist, I get the winter blues because I cannot go outside and garden or go to my backyard to get a tomato while I’m cooking supper. One way we can reduce our gloominess due to lack of gardening would be to have houseplants.... Continue Reading →
On The Fence – January 2019
Welcome to January everyone… it seems that our weather has really on a yo-yo lately which makes it hard to know what to plan for, bitter cold or unseasonably warm. Whatever it is, it’s great to be out and about and enjoy our surroundings. Last weekend I brought a load of firewood up and stacked... Continue Reading →
The Plants of Our Past – Spring
“Is there any garden that doesn’t cast a backward glance, gather meaning to itself by allusion to the places in our past” Michael Pollan January is a time for a glance back. Colder weather, the end of holiday busyness and a lull in home and work activities offer time for reflection. It can be useful... Continue Reading →
Recycled Containers for Seed Starting
In January and February, gardeners are placing seed orders and making plans to start plants for this year’s flowers and crops. Starting plants from seed isn’t difficult, just make sure to purchase high quality seed. In the long run, spending a little more on seeds will ensure good germination and healthy, vigorous plants that perform... Continue Reading →
For The Birds!
When it comes down to the basics, songbirds are no different than any other animal. They need food, water and shelter to live. The better the provision of these elements, the more time they stay in a certain area such as your acreage. Food – A wide variety of bird food choices are available,... Continue Reading →