40yrOld Horticulturist,which means I'm a plant/tree/shrub Geek.My work revolves around Mother N and weather.I love working,playing,resting outdoors!
By: dragonflyF15, 4:49 PM GMT on October 06, 2015
Wow! Hard to believe another month has flown by! Happy Autumn!
-Plant yearly spring bulbs among hostas, ferns, daylilies or ground covers. As these plants grow in the spring they will hide the dying bulb foliage.
-Plant tulips now.
-Container grown and B & B trees and shrubs can be planted. Loosen the soil in an area 5 times the diameter of the root ball before planting. Mulch well after watering.
-Continue watering, ...
Updated: 4:52 PM GMT on October 06, 2015
By: dragonflyF15, 4:55 AM GMT on August 01, 2015
While July started off quite the wet month, it ended up being quite hot out there and we've been melting. August looks to be starting off at normal temperatures though. Hope everyone got a chance to glance at the blue moon July 31st. We were lucky, it was clear and it was beautiful! Got your to do list for zones 4-6 and hope you all are finding ways to stay cool!
-Annuals may appear leggy and worn now. These can be cu...
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:
-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
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.
-When buying bedding plants, choose compact, bushy plants that have n...
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,...