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Trying to break the ice, we tried a number of tools in the shed. The big winner was a bit of a surprise.
Why am I telling you about a snow shovel in a garden report?
Often, when Nature is at its most spectacular, you hear people say ‘It’s like a movie!’ Only, it’s real!
While she may not make the marquee, you can clearly see Mother Nature’s handiwork in so many of the star-themed displays.
Look for the many Fothergilla shrubs on display at the Flower Show this week, then look for a spot, in the sun or part-shade, to plant one in your garden this spring.
The flowers of the Red Bottlebrush are so full and so red and so unusual that, at first glance, it’s hard to believe they’re real.
Kale not only seems to be on every other restaurant menu and food blog, there’s also plenty of kale in gardens and flowerpots, even through winter.
These days, we don’t have much milkweed around and that’s a problem because Monarch butterflies depend upon milkweed to feed their babies.
Did you know your ticket to the Flower Show entitles you to sit in on all kinds of workshops and how-to sessions?
If you don’t want to be repairing your lawn this summer, keep off the grass this winter.
There’s hope. Here come the bulbs! The tiny little bulbs with drooped white heads called ‘Snowdrops’ are starting to appear in some in places, if not in your yard yet.
Salt is very tough on plants and other ice melters have limits too. Try sand instead.
Look up! There’s a lot to see in the bare branches of winter trees.
The Flower Show is coming up at the end of the month – so there’s still time to volunteer, and get a behind-the-scenes peek for your efforts.
Light snowfalls are not only pretty to look at in a garden, they can also help you predict trouble – like who’s been nibbling where they’re not welcome.