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March Garden Chores

I only have two items on my March chores list: first “If frozen….” and second “if thawed… Most chores can only be started when the snow melts, the ground defrosts, and mud starts to drain off and dry. If you’ve read any of my spring...

Caring for Succulents

Alec gave me a leftover Halloween planter for Christmas. It’s not as awkward as it sounds. Alec believes that to know a plant you have to grow a plant and he also knows I’ve never been a big succulent fan. He gave me a paper...

February Garden Chores!

I am surprised that my monthly list of chores has become the most popular of our blog posts. My sometimes snarky but always timely list of garden chores you need to get done this month is mostly a compilation of answers to the most commonly...

Our 2019 Resolutions Are Here!

  The beginning of every New Year is the best time to reflect on the past year and to make resolutions for changes whether in health, personal habits, or in this case gardening. Here are a few of my gardening resolutions for this coming year that...

Our Pruning Perennials Guide!

In case you haven’t noticed, I can sometimes have a laissez-faire attitude when it comes to gardening. It has been pointed out to me that I’m much better at telling others how to garden than I am at taking my own advice. The truth is...

Your Houseplants Should NOT Bug You All Winter!

The recent nighttime temperatures indicate that fall is officially in the air. We are either fortunate or cursed (depending on drought, ice, snow and heat) to live in an area that has four distinct seasons. As gardeners, we are conditioned to make changes along with...

A Balanced Diet Is A Basil In Each Hand!

Why do my Hydrangea fail to bloom? I got out of the stores last week and got to go to the Dentist! I know that doesn't sound like a great afternoon off for most of you, but in last weeks extended heat wave, going anywhere with...

Advice From A Garden BEE – Stick Close to Your Honey!

Summer is here! I am often brought bags, containers and even just pieces of dead or dying plants. Why did my plant die my family, friends and yes even customers want to know. As a plant coroner, I gather information on it’s life (where, when) and...

Garden Advice From A Bee – Mind Your Own Beeswax!

June is the time to pour yourself a long glass of iced tea and enjoy your garden and landscape! You have my permission to make it a Long Island type if you have finished spreading all that mulch! I'm honest enough to admit that almost everything...