Lots of local arboretums have Christmas greenery sales this time of year. In fact, there are two coming up this weekend.
They may look like Christmas trees, but ‘deciduous conifers’ don’t stay ever green through the winter.
Sometimes it seems like too much bother or expense to make festive holiday pots but a simple solution could be just outside your door.
While most of the garden has gone brown, there are still a few roses and some unexpected bloomers that add a touch of color well into November.
Every fall when I plant new bulbs I find old ones that need dividing – so I accomplish two tasks for the digging of one.
Terracotta, and even glazed clay pots, can crack from freezing and thawing in winter weather. Protect them or pay the price.
What a difference a day makes – or rather, one freezing night.
Along with being a fragrant and important part of holiday cooking, herbs can make a nice display at the table too.
If you have a fresh pumpkin sitting around from Halloween, it can still serve a decorative or functional purpose through Thanksgiving.
The only annuals I still have outside are those stuck in containers that I keep out all year. The others, I’ve finally ‘put to bed’.
People are walking their dogs, picking up after them, and then just dropping the droppings – by the road, in the woods or in someone’s garden. Stop it.
Thinking ahead is a skill worth developing before you plant anything more than an annual – trees, shrubs or perennials – that you want to enjoy for years to come.
Welcome weeds and gifts from the birds; that’s how I’ve started to see some of the happiest accidents in my yard, like the asters now adding a surprising touch of color.
When judging your gardening skills, don’t misjudge your power. It isn’t always what you do or don’t do. Even if the sun and water are exactly the same, plants are different
See sensational chrysanthemums grown and shaped in more ways than you can imagine at the Longwood Gardens Festival, now through Nov. 24th.