July 1st Garden do in zone 4-5, White Rabbits and more rain....

By: dragonflyF15, 11:49 AM GMT on July 01, 2015

Been behind with Garden Posts last few months, back on it!

Gardening tasks for July, Zone 4-6:
Ornamentals:
-Remove infected leaves from roses. Pick up fallen leaves. Continue fungicidal sprays as needed.
-While spraying roses, mix extra and spray hardy Phlox to prevent powdery mildew.
-Keep deadheading spent annual flowers for continued bloom.
-Keep weeds from making seeds now. This will mean less weeding for next year.

Updated: 11:54 AM GMT on July 01, 2015

April Showers

By: dragonflyF15, 3:35 PM GMT on April 03, 2015

Just when we think it's finally Spring, Winter keeps wanting to bite back as we here dip down into the mid 30's again after hitting 80 a few days ago. Ah Mother Nature is so fickle.

April to do list (Zone 4a-6a) Each category is listed in order of activity from top of the list to be done in the early month to the end of the list to be done mid-late April.

Ornamentals:
-When buying bedding plants, choose compact, bushy plants that have n...

March Madness

By: dragonflyF15, 2:28 AM GMT on March 08, 2015

Your gardening tasks for March
FYI: Mother nature overrules any to-do list when it comes to gardening. This information is a basic guideline. To actually work with mother nature and pest management, check out a great book called Coincide by Dan Orton. March is a guessing game in the garden. Will it warm up soon? Will it stay warm? Will the rains start/stop? About the only thing we can count on is that March too shall pass. So go ahead and push the envelope,...

October and November!

By: dragonflyF15, 2:59 PM GMT on November 02, 2014

Time flies and I realized with me being busy and getting things ready before my drive from Alaska to Arizona adventure in October, I forgot to update the to do lists. Here it is for October, and at the bottom November to do list! Hard to believe, another turn the clocks back and old man winter will be soon knocking at our door

Ornamentals:
-Plant searly pring bulbs like among hostas, ferns, daylilies or ground covers. As these plants grow in the sp...

Updated: 2:59 PM GMT on November 02, 2014

September Gardens

By: dragonflyF15, 9:06 PM GMT on September 03, 2014

I haven't kept up on the garden to do's over the summer. Most of you know me on FB, but some who aren't, I lost the love of my life and best friend of 22years unexpectedly. Had to move and just haven't had a routine set in yet. I will go thru some of the emails and try to get some replies in with those I have lost touch with over the summer. Hug and kiss those you love every chance you can get~

This covers mainly zones 3-6 (give or take a couple of we...

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