Gardening Blog Posts
How grungy, muddy, and rusty are your garden tools? Do you leave them out in the elements? Are the cutting ones not so sharp anymore? The winter months are the ideal time to take stock of your tools.
Yes, perennial gardens do need care in January with planning, transplanting, watering, fertilizing, pest control, and pruning. Bundle up and enjoy the invigorating gardening experience in the middle of winter.
Several of you have commented on my Christmas Cactus picture I had posted on facebook and asked me follow up questions.
We are currently laughing in Texas that one of Canada’s weather children has lost her way and has ended up in Texas! We would like to return her home!
One of the most reliable flowers for Central Texas is the Coleus Plant, which truthfully only has spindly, scrawny flowers! The showy, drop dead gorgeous parts are its ornamental leaves that can carpet the moist, shady spots in your yard where nothing else thrives because of lack of sun.
Fall is on our doorstep which in butterfly life means that the great Monarch Migration is underway and gardeners are anxiously waiting to see if they planted the right flowers to nurture these butterflies on their trip to and from Mexico. Just such a plant is Butterfly Weed.
Instead of giving you an extensive to-do list for your September garden, I’d like to concentrate on one task, culling your perennials, whether self-propagating by seed or root.
It’s over 100 degrees in the afternoon and the plants are drooping their greenery as if to curl up and protect themselves from the brutal late summer heat.
In the summer months, my perennial flowers are in full bloom, each competing with the other for pride of space! I take note of who’s pushing whom out of the way so that I can cull and transplant the obnoxious culprits to another more favorable spot in the garden in the early fall months.
What’s a partner plant and why are French marigolds the best choice for any garden? Companion or Partner Planting is a tried and true old-timey technique of intentionally cultivating plants together symbiotically to help each other.