Time To Tidy Up The GardenLots of us let the remains of last year’s perennials stand through the winter. Now's the time to tidy up.
Don't Plant YetDon’t jump the gun and plant too soon. Remember, the ‘final frost’ date around here is mid-May.
Don't Walk In The Wet GardenWhen you walk in soft, muddy plant beds, the weight of your footsteps seriously compacts the soil, pressing out the oxygen and making it harder for plants to breath.
Much Better MulchingFor weeks I’ve seen crews everywhere removing old mulch, raking away leaves and piling on new mulch like thick carpet! What a mistake! Here are some tips for better mulching.
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.
Snowy Winter Has Gardeners Digging This SpringEven if you hated every snowflake that fell this winter, if you want to plant anything this spring, you’ll love what the cold wet weather left behind.
Bulbs Barely BloomingSpring hasn’t just been short on flowers so far, many bulbs I’ve seen blooming seem stunted - with very short stems! What's up with that??
Resist Temptation To Plant Too SoonAs soon as you see pretty plants for sale you may want to start sticking them out in your garden. Don't. It'll cost you.
Good Time For Gardeners To Spring Into ActionThis is a great spring if you’re a procrastinator. For once, you’re not too late to do a little cleaning and prepping of the garden because everything is behind schedule.
Hand Sanitizer Is Simple Solution For Sappy MessThis spring, you may find yourself picking up a lot of sticky pine branches. You can use hand sanitizer to get the sap off your hands - and your tools.
Don't Prune HydrangeasI 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!
Gardening Questions Answered At Haverford ArboretumOn 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.
Too Early To Plant AnnualsTake it from me - it's better to wait until mid-May to plant tender annuals than risk being an April fool.
Don't Bother Blooming BulbsBulbs are shooting up outside, anything you need to do?
Hang On! There's A Better Way To Do Hanging PotsPeople 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.