I know, you see some great gardener’s super-flowery hydrangea and you’re sure it’s something they’re doing, but actually, it’s what they’re not doing – they’re not pruning the flowers off!
On Sunday, May 5, bring all your gardening questions to the Haverford Arboretum where you can walk and talk with a tree expert while touring the Arboretum in its springtime glory.
Take it from me – it’s better to wait until mid-May to plant tender annuals than risk being an April fool.
Bulbs are shooting up outside, anything you need to do?
People wonder why their hanging baskets poop out each year and the answer is – too many plants in a too-small pot. Here’s an alternative.
You don’t have to be stuck with those plastic plant tags to keep track of what’s in your garden.
The right plant in the right spot shouldn’t need to be babied. Good gardeners raise their plants to find their own way to bloom and grow and thrive.
This weekend, spring plant sales continue at area gardens, and two in particular focus on plants native to the Philadelphia region.
Even though we’ve had some rain, much of the ground is still hard and dry. Wetting it slightly before digging to plant trees, divide perennials or move overgrown plants will make your project much easier.
There’s a reason experts say not to plant annuals before Mother’s Day around here, because until mid-May, there’s still the chance of an overnight frost.
Our lack of snow this winter, sparse spring showers, early summer temperatures and windy days have really dried out our soil. So, any trees or shrubs planted less than a year ago may need watering.
If you rushed to put your hoses away in the cold last fall, check them now – before you start the gardening season.
Corn gluten meal, a by-product of the corn milling industry, is an organic weed preventer that naturally contains nitrogen so it helps plants green up too.
If 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.
By bringing some branches inside you can ‘force’ the flowers to bloom before your eyes.
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