Tag Archives: Chores

My Gardening Chores for July

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Watering This unusually rainy spring and early summer probably won’t last all season, so I know I’ll be doing plenty of watering this month. That’s especially true for everything in containers (except for succulents), and …

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What to do in the Garden in November

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Some timely gardening tips from the University of Maryland and our own experts.
Plant those Bulbs
If you haven’t planted your spring-blooming bulbs, like tulips, daffodils, crocus and hyacinths, do it now.

Conifers …

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Gardening Tips for July

Watering
Click here to read my watering advice to readers and garden-coaching clients – all about keeping plants alive without wasting water.  Speaking of wasting water, some common ways to do that are …

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What I’m really doing in my garden – June 2011 edition

I’m a low-maintenance-type gardener, so you can bet I don’t do a lot of unnecessary fussing in the garden.  Here’s my bare-minimum list of garden chores I’m taking care of this month – the same …

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It’s March and there’s LOTS to do in the garden

by Susan Harris
What to do in the garden in March was the topic of Gene Sumi’s latest talk to our Golden Spades group, and as I already reported here, that …

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Post-snow warm spell is a great time to start spring clean-up

by Susan Harris
Spring clean-up is a big job in my garden – the biggest one of the year.  So this past weekend, with temperatures in the balmy low 50s and my curbside …

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October Chores of the Low-Maintenance Gardener

by Susan Harris
Here’s what THIS low-maintenance gardener is doing this month in the garden, starting with grabbing some cheap-and-easy fall color in the form of mums.   From perusing photos  …

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September Garden Chores – What I’m Really Doing


by Susan Harris

Edibles
Finally, I can rip out the remains of my truly sad crop of summer vegetables (or technically fruit – whatever) and try my …

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What I really do in the garden in August

by Susan Harris
Again, this isn’t one of those looong lists of “chores” in the garden.  I’m a gardener of the low-maintenance school, and I always want to know: What do …

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What I’m Doing in the Garden, July Edition

by Gardening Coach Susan Harris

More Pruning and Hacking Back
First, I have to confess that this photo shows how my garden looked last month.  Those astilbes have turned crispy, so I …

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What I’m really doing in my garden in June

by Gardening Coach Susan Harris

Instead of those loooong lists of chores you could/should be doing this month, here’s what I’m really doing.  It’s a much shorter list.

Ornamental Plants

Cutting …

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Tips for Spring Clean-up

by Gardening Coach Susan Harris

Like gardeners everywhere, I’m mulch-deep in the biggest job in the garden all year – the spring clean-up and cover-up – and like most gardenbloggers, I have my …

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Spring Pruning – the What and the How


by Susan Harris

Are you one of those homeowners who never does ANY pruning?  Well, you have lots of company.  But really, there are lots of common plants that are almost …

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This week in my garden: Pruning roses and Filling up New Borders

by Susan Harris

Suddenly it’s spring-like out there and OMG there’s so much to do in the garden!  First, the regular spring maintenance:

The Pruning of the Roses

Now that there’s leaf growth …

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What to do in your Garden in March

by Susan Harris
Here’s what most people do. They wait until it’s already warm and colorful outdoors before noticing that their yards look pretty bad and wondering what they can do to change …

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What I’m doing in my garden in October

by Susan Harris
You know those long lists of Things to Do This Month, with somewhere between 20 and 30 items? Honestly, instead of inspiring me to take action, they cause my eyes to glaze over …

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