In The Month of March Now Is The Time

All gardeners at this time have an urge to get their hands into the rich, warm earth. Though a hit of frost may still be in the ground, we can sow seeds of hardy plants, especially kinds that resent transplanting. These include poppies, larkspurs, spinach,... Read More...

March Gardening Task In The Southwest

Many areas of the Southwest enjoyed a warm winter, but as a result the growing season has been advanced. There is a lot to be done, and now is the time to start, if you want to finish in time. Complete landscape planning. Best selections of azaleas,... Read More...

March Garden Things To Do In The South

This is a busy month in the garden with everyone full of ambition for spring planting chores. While there is still some chance of a late frost, many gardeners will be setting out tomatoes and bedding plants in the hopes of early results. This is the month,... Read More...

Things To Do In March In The Northwest Garden

Spring gardening, in full swing along the coast, moves progressively inland with the last killing frosts running from March 1 at the extreme western edge of this region to late May in Idaho and Montana. Work the soil as soon as it is workable and... Read More...

March Garden Chores For The North

When March comes, spring isn’t too far off. So plan your weekend activities ahead. The more you can get done before the season changes, the farther along you will be with your gardening when the warm weather really comes. Get your equipment... Read More...

Christmas Decorations – Not How Much But How Well

Etched very clearly on my mind is the time I laid eyes on the Christmas rose, some years ago. It was a below-zero day in late December, and bitter winds blew in from Lake Erie, as I walked on the hard frozen ground around an estate in Cleveland,... Read More...

Christmas Letter To Gardeners

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. As the north wind blows, as snows drift ever deeper, and as the cold strengthens, human hearts beat all the more vigorously. Under the sparkling stars, white, blue, red and yellow, that grim tension we all... Read More...

Plants Make It Christmas

Who would want to celebrate Christmas without the traditional evergreens, holly and mistletoe or the lovely poinsettias and Christmas roses? Without these plants and many others, the season would be stripped of its many gay and pleasant associations. Although... Read More...

Why Not Grow Your Own Christmas Trees

If you have never set out on a cold wintry day just before Christmas, hatchet strapped to your belt, to cut your own Christmas tree from your own ground, you don’t know what you have missed! This Yuletide harvesting has become part of the... Read More...

Coldframes August Pointers and Tips for Northern Gardeners

Question: What can we put in our coldframe at this time of year (August) it seems a shame not to use it. Brooke, Williamsport, Pennsylvania Answer: Brooke, if garden space is scarce, vegetable seeds can be sown in the coldframe and transplanted... Read More...

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