Seasons

Seasons

Seasonal gardening information.

rose garden

Starting a Rose Garden in February

If you have ever admired the beauty of a rose garden and dreamed of having one of your own, but thought it would be too difficult to accomplish or to maintain, now is the...
winter vegetables

How to Grow Vegetables in Cold Climates

Gardening in cold weather Well, I come from the south and my grandma and great-grandparents always grew vegetables in the winter time. That was the busiest season for them. They ran a farm, so getting...
deer in winter garden

Keeping Pests and Disease Away During Winter

Insect pests and diseases are a problem that every gardener has to deal with. For those that choose organic control, as opposed to chemical control, this is particularly difficult. It doesn’t have to be,...
winter gardening

Making Room for Winter Gardening

You don't have to quit gardening just because winter is coming. In fact, some of us really like the challenge. We also like calling it a winter garden and having people think we're really...
gardening resolutions

7 Smart Gardening Resolutions for the New Year

Make this the year of gardening success! It doesn't matter whether you're an experienced gardener or a novice, almost anyone can successfully start and maintain a garden if they plan ahead and follow accordingly. Gardening...

Winterize Lawn: How To Start

AAAAHHHH! The sweet smell of fresh cut grass sends me into a state of peaceful bliss. I think of picnics, touch football, and tag, all things that I use to do in the grass...
asters

Top 4 Plants for Your Late Fall Garden

It’s that time of the year where the weather starts getting colder and the plants that were once flourishing are now struggling to survive. Thankfully, there are certain kinds of crops that were made...
fall gardening

Five Things Professional Landscapers Do To Their Yards Every Fall

Doing fall work on your yard prepares it to rest for the winter, and allows it to grow even better next spring. Most of us are just thankful to see that last cutting done...
fall harvest vegetables

Keeping An Eye On Your Fall Harvest

 We all had an abundant amount of tomatoes and cucumbers that matured during the season. It seemed like it happened all at once over the last month. Now, we have little time left to...
fall gardening perennials

Meeting the Needs of Your Fall Blooming Perennials

Meeting the fertilizer needs of your fall blooming perennials doesn’t have to be a mystery. There is a right way to do it that will produce healthy, full blooms and keep your plants thriving...
fruit trees physialis

Prepping Fruit Trees in Late Summer and Early Fall

We've been looking at how our fruit-bearing plants fare at the end of summer. We shouldn't, however, neglect all the necessary care for our fruit trees. They really do require as much maintenance as...
Pruning in late summer

Pruning in Late Summer – Pro’s and Con’s

Hey, it sure is comfortable out working in the garden in late summer. There's some harvesting to be done while the weather gets a little cooler. But there are also things to put off...
cold frame

How to Prepare a Cold Frame for Fall

A cold frame is a means to give tender plants a gentler dormancy through the winter months. It will extend the life of a heartier plant to produce a longer growing season. They are...
wisteria

5 Deer Resistant Vines For Fall Planting

We all love to see wildlife and especially deer, but we don't want them in our garden eating our plants. Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station has a list, which is accessible on their...

Top 7 Flowers That Grow in the Fall

Bloom blooms everywhere The fall foliage is such a beautiful sight, and the smell is even better. We always had flowers year-round, because my grandmother had such an amazing green thumb. Her love for flowers...
Fall Gardening

Here’s Your Fall Gardening To Do List

I love flowers and plants. I think being surrounded by such beauty brings tranquility and happiness, and I’ve always dreamed of having a vibrant garden displayed around my home. However, that didn’t happen. Once...
raspberries pruning in fall

Pruning Raspberries for Early Fall

There's a lot more debate to pruning raspberries than is really necessary, especially when we talk about pruning them in the fall. A lot of the confusion is caused by people not know what...
roses

How To Plant Potted Roses

Spring is finally here, and it's time to think about planting potted rose bushes. They make a beautiful addition to all backyards. They're also a fine thing to plant in Spring, especially if you...
three tomatoes

The Ultimate Tomato Growing Guide

The tomato -- is it a fruit or vegetable? It's possibly the most delicious and versatile summer fruit ever! There's a lot to learn about growing and preserving tomatoes. Our tomato growing tips and...

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