Recent Blog Posts

Forcing Bulbs for Winter Color

You can add color to your indoor garden during the drab days of winter by forcing bulbs into bloom. Forcing causes bulbs to flower before they normally would outdoors. Start the process in autumn. Buy the best-quality bulbs you can find. When you pick out bulbs, examine them thoroughly.

Thirsty Trees

  Though trees are much more resilient than flowers or grass, you still need to pay attention to how much water they're getting, especially as hot weather hits.

Planting Pointers

  When working on top of prepared soil, kneel on a piece of plywood to distribute your weight. Whatever you decide to plant, do all you can by reaching into your freshly prepared garden beds rather than flattening the soil with your sturdily clad feet.

Deck Check

Is your deck ready for friends, family and barbecues or are there loose boards with nails popping up? Do a deck check and, if it's the latter, a little TLC will keep it from looking like a wreck. This time of year cleaning and re-sealing is good but don't stop there.

Herbal (Excess) Remedy

If you started growing herbs outside in the spring, you may suddenly find yourself inundated with an overflow crop. You might enjoy a summer menu made up exclusively of rosemary bread with chive butter, followed by dill soup and pasta with fresh basil pesto, washed down with camomile tea. Or.