Paperwhites and Amaryllis

Wednesday November 9, 2016

Paperwhites and Amaryllis have become a holiday tradition for many gardeners and it’s easy to see why. They are easy to grow, they bloom fast and they make beautiful homemade decorations and gifts. And right now is the perfect time to start amaryllis and paperwhites so they’ll be ready for the holidays. Paperwhites Paperwhites are one of the easiest bulbs …

Ask a Gardener – Winterizing Clay Pots

Wednesday November 9, 2016

Yes, clay pots can crack during the winter. As water freezes, it expands causing fissures and cracks in your pots. It’s the same thing that causes potholes to form in the road. Though it can happen to just about any material, the most susceptible pots are those made of terra cotta and clay. In fact, the very thing that makes …

Spring Cleaning for Fall

Thursday November 3, 2016

Do you spend the first warm weeks of May just cleaning up the wreck winter has wrought? Well, this year get out ahead of the mess with some simple housekeeping now. Remove any plant debris including any old fruits or veggies bugs and disease love old rotting produce left on the ground or on plants. Rake up leaves Dead leaves …