March Madness

By: dragonflyF15, 5. maaliskuuta 2014 klo 19:16 (GMT)

Doesn't feel very March like yet, but that may be changing this weekend with 50-60° weather coming in!

Your gardening tasks for March
FYI: Mother nature overrules any to-do list when it comes to gardening. This information is a basic guideline. To actually work with mother nature and pest management, check out a great book called Coincide by Dan Orton. March is a guessing game in the garden. Will it warm up soon? Will it stay warm? Will the ra...

White Rabbit! February to do in the Garden!

By: dragonflyF15, 1. helmikuuta 2014 klo 14:11 (GMT)

January makes one realize that it's winter...February makes one realize that it's not over.

To do list for February for zones 4-6:
Ornamental:
-Winter aconite (Eranthis sp.) and snowdrops (Galanthus sp.) are hardy bulbs for shady gardens that frequently push up through snow to bloom now.
-Water evergreens if the soil is dry and unfrozen.
-Inspect summer bulbs in storage to be sure none are drying out. Discard any that show signs of rot...

Winter Gardenland!

By: dragonflyF15, 3. joulukuuta 2013 klo 12:56 (GMT)

Zone 4-6, this is your list!

Houseplants:
-Water houseplants with tepid water. Cold tap water may shock plants
-Be sure newly purchased indoor plants are well protected for the trip home. Exposure to icy temperatures for even a few moments may cause injury.
-Overwintering geraniums like bright light and cool temperatures. Keep soils on the dry side.
-On cold nights, move houseplants back from icy windows to prevent chilling injury. ...

November gardens

By: dragonflyF15, 7. marraskuuta 2013 klo 14:36 (GMT)

Ornamentals:
-Continue watering evergreens until the ground freezes. Soils must not be dry when winter arrives.
-Now is the ideal time to plant trees and shrubs. Before digging the hole, prepare the site by loosening the soil well beyond the drip line of each plant. Plant trees and shrubs at the depth they grew in the nursery and not deeper. Remove all wires, ropes and non-biodegradable materials from roots before back filling. Apply a 2-3 inch mulch laye...

Oktober!

By: dragonflyF15, 2. lokakuuta 2013 klo 13:01 (GMT)

Wow! Hard to believe another month has flown by! Happy Autumn!

Ornamentals:
-Plant searly pring bulbs like among hostas, ferns, daylilies or ground covers. As these plants grow in the spring they will hide the dying bulb foliage.
-Plant tulips now.
-Container grown and B & B trees and shrubs can be planted. Loosen the soil in an area 5 times the diameter of the root ball before planting. Mulch well after watering.
-Continue wateri...

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40yrOld Horticulturist,which means I'm a plant/tree/shrub Geek.My work revolves around Mother N and weather.I love working,playing,resting outdoors!

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