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Propagating Fears Alleviated

Propagating Fears Alleviated

The other day I was doing my weekly grocery at the Kroger and I ran into an old friend.  After exchanging pleasantries about college age children the conversation steered toward propagating hydrangeas.   I know big leap, but I get questions like that all the time.  In fact it is a great topic that more people should investigate.  One of my earliest memories is of my mother rooting spider plants on the window sill. She was not much of an outdoor gardener, but loved...
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Its gonna be a HOT one…….How to protect your garden in summer.

Its gonna be a HOT one…….How to protect your garden in summer.

Ah summer, seems like all we do each winter is pine for summer. Well it is here and it is about to get hot.  How do you think your yard and garden will fair in the scorching temperatures? Summer temperatures can brutally affect the overall health and look of your landscape.  Not to mention how the abundance of rain may actually do more harm than good as we move into the hot summer months.  As a precaution it is always best to spend some time now preparing your garden or yard...
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How to use a color wheel

How to use a color wheel

From the most experienced plantsman to the rankest amateur, the one thing everyone wants in their outdoor space is COLOR!  But how do you effectively use color in your garden?  First, remember that there is no right or wrong when it comes to color in the garden.  Color choices are a matter of personal taste.  For some, a riot of color is just the ticket.  Others prefer to work with a single hue. A basic understanding of color theory can help your figure out...
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The reward of starting seeds

The reward of starting seeds

Do you love fresh veggies from the garden? I do.  There is nothing quite like picking a ripe tomato straight off the vine, taste just like summer. …Yum!  Vegetable gardening is an art that has seen some resurrection in the past few years. It seems like everyone is focused on eating healthy and saving money, which bodes well for backyard vegetable plots.  Ask the old farmer when to plant a summer vegetable garden and he will tell you Mother’s Day.  Why...
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Don’t Pull Your Hair Out Over Weed Issues!

Don’t Pull Your Hair Out Over Weed Issues!

Do you gaze out your window each summer and just want to pull your hair out there are so many weeds?  Why does your neighbor’s yard look so weed free, when you never see him out there pulling and pulling and pulling.  Stop suffering from yard envy and do what the pro’s do. Put out PRE EMERGENT HERBICIDES (Pre-M).  What exactly is this wonder of a substance? Pre-M is a class of chemicals that you spread/spray in the spring and fall that prevents germinating seeds from...
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