Those Bloomin' Hydrangeas Blooming AgainThose old-fashioned big leaf hydrangeas didn’t bloom last year because the winter before was so harsh, but now they're back!
A Bloomin' Mistake In My GardenHere’s a garden mistake I made that turned into a nice surprise.
Managing Garden PestsHoards of beetles seemed to hatch in my garden almost overnight. When it comes to garden pests, If it isn't one thing, it's another.
Hydrangeas May Bloom YetAs tempting as it might be to prune those dead-looking hydrangeas, I’ve thought in other years that those tan, dry blank sticks would never leaf out…but most did.
Prune Your Roses Snip SnipFor shrub roses, such as the prolific Knock-Out® varieties, you don’t need to snip branch by branch, worrying about which way the buds are facing.
Deadhead Ever-Blooming Hydrangeas Wait a minute, didn't I just tell you this spring NOT to prune your old-fashioned pink and blue hydrangeas? Yes, but some hydrangea are better pruned.
Fourth Of July Gardening ChoresAlong with fun stuff like fireworks, many gardening chores are keyed to the Fourth of July, such as pruning back spring flowering shrubs like azaleas.
Refreshing Your GardenFirst everything bloomed early, then it got incredibly hot and a lot of plants just plain fried. Now you've got browned leaves, spent stems that withered and flopped, and perennials that pooped out weeks ago. Give them a haircut.
Deadheading HydrangeasNow's a good time to prune those brown droopy hydrangea deadheads and, if you have one of the newer reblooming hydrangeas, you can cut as often as you like, because they make new flowers all summer.
You Can Prune Your YewWhat to do about a big yew? Prune it.
Get Your Garden Ready To BloomIf you left leaves in your garden beds last fall and let perennial stems and dried flowerheads hang on so you had something to look at all winter, it's time to get out your rake and get down to business.
'Leap' To Do Garden ChoresLeap Day is a good cue to take care of those garden chores that don't need doing every year.