Do you know the proper way to prune forsythia? If your answer is to cut it to the ground every winter, then you’re probably falling victim to the same misconceptions of those who commit annual “crepe murder.” On the other hand, you may have not done any proper pruning of your forsythia and wonder why you aren’t seeing very many blooms. Either way, you need to know the correct way to prune your forsythia to ensure it looks it’s best.
It’s the magical time of year when everyone is in panic mode, but I’m here to help you out with stocking stuffers for the gardener in your life! It can be easy to overlook the opportunity to include a loved one’s love of gardening into something as small as a stocking stuffer, but it can earn you extra brownie points as a thoughtful gift giver if you don’t. Obviously, stocking stuffers are going to be small in size, but can range in price. I have included a range of prices to ensure you have plenty of items to fill that stocking.
How long has it been since you last divided your irises? If you don’t remember or worse, have never divided them since initially planting, then odds are it’s time. Other indicators that you may need to divide your irises include few or no blooms, and a large mass of rhizomes that are tightly grown together with little or no spacing. The general rule of thumb is to divide every three to four years according to the American Iris Society.
What is the difference between Garden Soil and Potting Soil? If you are reading this blog post, odds are you’ve found yourself asking this at one time or another. Are they basically the same? Are they completely different? What are they composed of? These are some of the questions you may have, and I decided to write about the differences after a very disheartening incident at a local big box garden store recently.
You may find yourself asking “Why would I ever remove a succulent flower stalk?” There are a few reasons why succulent gardeners may remove the stalks from their plants, but first let’s talk about the flower stalks themselves.
Take a look at your garden and ask yourself “Do I have a good amount of evergreen plants in my garden?” If you answer no, you may find yourself questioning “Why do I even need to worry about the amount of evergreens in my garden?” Many people don’t give a lot of thought to whether they are planting evergreen or deciduous plants in their gardens, but find they seems to be lacking some essential element without really knowing what it is. I’m going to tell you “Why Every Garden Needs Evergreen Plants.”
Having a gorgeous yard full of flowering Spring bulbs isn’t an impossible dream. Providing the correct planting and after care for them almost guarantees that you will enjoy them for years to come!
If you are one of those individuals who are wondering what in the world you are going to get your Mom for Mother’s Day, you aren’t alone. If your Mom happens to be a gardener, I can help. I’ve compiled a diverse selection of gifts. No matter what your budget, there is something your gardening Mom is sure to love. Sit back, scroll through and let me do all of the work for you this Mother’s Day.
What is black spot disease? Black spot is a disease in roses caused by the fungus Diplocarpon Rosae. It presents as black or brown
If you know much about me, or read my blog, then you might know that purple is my favorite color. At one point in my early 20’s I painted my entire bedroom in a light lilac shade, and it made me so happy. Now, I get my daily dose of purple in the form of flowers in my garden. Today I am sharing my “Top 5 Purple Bulbs To Plant In Your Garden.”