Seasons

Seasons

Seasonal gardening information.

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...
care for roses

How to Prepare Rose Gardens for Winter

It’s that time of year again when the cold is settling in all around us. Having your car covered in snow is bad, so we can only imagine the horrible impact that the snow...
Sprouting Seeds

10 Best Seed Catalogs to Prepare for Spring

It’s that time again when you need to plan for your gardening season. What will you plant and what quality of seed will you use? Which important tips can make your garden even better...
hellebores - good flowers for winter beds

Keep Your Yard Beautiful with Winter Plants and Borders

Winter is a sad time for gardeners. It’s the end of the beauty that you spent so much time and effort on through most of the year. Not only is it the end, but...
how to overwinter your spring veggies

How to Overwinter Your Spring Veggies

What is Overwintering Your Garden Overwintering is the process of creating a safe dormant state for your plants during the winter months. There are several ways to do this, but the best way for you...
vegetable patch - cover soil with winter ground cover

Keep Your Soil Healthy with a Winter Ground Cover

Protecting Your Soil In The Winter Taking care of your soil is vital to producing a good crop. During the winter months though, this could prove to be quite difficult to do. After your last...
Preparing Perennials for the Winter

Guide to Preparing Perennials for the Winter

If you live where winter is cold, with temperatures below freezing, it is easy to define what winter means. However, if you live in a warmer part of the country, how do you define...
How to Plant Fruit Trees in Late Fall

How to Plant Fruit Trees in Late Fall

When most people think of fruit trees, they automatically picture hot summer days. Ironically though, the best time to plant fruit trees is in the late fall or early winter. This is because the...
Pumpkin Harvesting Safety Tips

Guide to Pumpkin Harvesting and Storing Seeds

Nothing screams the fall quite like pumpkins do. This crop comes in all different sizes and serves countless purposes. With pumpkins, you can even make everything from pies to decorations out of it. We...
10 tips perfect fall garden cleanup

10 Tips for a Thorough Fall Garden Cleanup

Whether your live in an area where the leaves keep falling, or it just starts to cool off as winter approaches, your garden will benefit from the care you give it now. Not only...

Row Covers and Other Ways To Protect Fragile Plants

Most serious gardeners will try anything they can to protect plants and improve their gardening experience. Unfortunately, there are times when you may need a little extra help when it comes to protecting your...
mulch

Start Mulching In February!

February leaves us with just a month left to gear up for spring gardening, so now is the ideal time to start mulching. If you are a seasoned gardener, you already know that the...

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