Late summer plant sales are a sure sign Fall is fast approaching.
Some morning glories can be very weedy, and the ones in my garden are certainly ‘volunteers’, I never planted them. So, I enjoy a few, and weed the rest.
I’ve never really started many plants from seed because doing it indoors always seems so fussy and labor intensive to me. But, seeds sprinkled outside grow with little effort on your part.
Maybe you don’t want to dead-head or clean up everything in your garden after all. And, conveniently, certain plants are better left alone.
Here’s a trick for preventing weeds without using herbicides or weed killer.
Show off how you cook with honey at the upcoming Philadelphia Honey Festival, the first weekend in September.
Any disease that attacks popular plants is scary. It’s ugly to see plants dying, expensive to remove and replace them, and it also hurts nurseries and garden centers.
Ragweed tends to grow in places where you may not be paying a lot of attention, like along the road, or at the far edge of a property. It’s pollen spreads easily.
One reason I don’t plant vegetables in the ground – you can never really know what’s been buried or spilled there over the years before you arrived.
For devastating infestations on a precious plant or big tree, I’d call a professional. Otherwise, I prune out obvious damage and let Nature fight it out.
If a tree has no leaves, or lots of deadwood and bare branches, you want to take action to keep people, pets and property safe.
Spend a few minutes the next time you’re out watering to reinvigorate your potted plants for the rest of the summer.
Imported from Asia, tree peonies, seen here, are shrubs with strong woody branches that keep their big blooms upright, but there’s a native alternative as well.
A one or two liter plastic bottle, even full of water, is light enough that I can lift it up over my head to reach hanging baskets and it’s easier to pour more precisely than a hose.
Mint likes to wander. It won’t be contained by a pot – or a fence. It just keeps going and may start to smother other plants.