Through the Seasons Articles
The mid-summer malaise can hit plants as the heat rises. Learn how to help you plant thrive despite the heat.
For many home gardeners, it’s not the lack of desire to work in the garden, but the lack of time to do the work. Wouldn’t it be nice to relax on your patio, look out into your lush landscape, and know that the shrubs you’ve planted are growing beautifully all on their own? By choosing low maintenance varieties, it’s easy to realize that dream. Here are five top-rated shrubs you’ll love to grow.
Today’s busy gardeners want and need low maintenance landscapes. They desire a beautiful yard but often don’t have the time or expertise to achieve the look they want. Do them a favor and offer these low maintenance annuals, perennials and shrubs to guarantee their success.
Learn more about why some perennials that should be hardy in your area didn't make it through the winter.
Don’t worry it is simple, a Christmas Tree is nothing but a giant cut flower, so taking care of it is pretty much the same process.
We all want to do the “right” thing and that means switching to plants that are less thirsty.
Nan Sterman is one of California's leading voices on how to:
- Create beautiful, low water gardens
- Create sustainable gardens
- Grow organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs
- Remove and replace lawn with beautiful, low water plants
Discover the many ways that Nan helps people create the gardens of their dreams at http://www.plantsoup.com/
Nan is also the host of A Growing Passion, a show about ordinary people who happen to be extraordinary (and passionate) gardeners. A Growing Passion takes viewers into their own backyards to explore ways to create beautiful and welcoming outdoor living spaces using plants and products that are achievable, affordable, attractive, and in tune with the natural environment. Check out this episode about how plants get to market - http://agrowingpassion.com/episode-305-coming-to-a-nursery-near-you/
Deadheading is an old botanic term that simply means “to remove the old spent blooms to help keep it blooming longer”.
You aren’t the only one excited to see all that lush green new growth and colorful blooms popping up in your garden. If you’re like a lot of gardeners, you have slugs and snails hiding in your garden. They come out to feast after you are fast asleep, riddling your beautiful plants with noticeable holes and your blood pressure goes WAY up! So how can you control this assault on your precious plants? There is no magic wand for most of us, the truth is it takes a lot of diligence to control these pests, but there are options and you can make an impact!
What's going on, my petunias and geraniums have stopped blooming and there are tiny holes in the leaves, flowers and buds.