Tag Archives: watering

Gene Sumi Makes Houseplant Care Make Sense

Homestead’s gardening educator did some teaching at the December meeting of our Golden Spades group and the topic of houseplants couldn’t have been timelier.   As he told us, “Winter is the most misunderstood season …

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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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Sumi on Surviving this Horrible Summer

by Susan Harris

This is NOT a normal summer, Gene Sumi told shoppers during Homestead’s Myrtle Festival – in the middle of the longest hot spell in anyone’s memory.  It all started …

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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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It’s Summer Drought-Time. Are you watering?

by Gardening Coach Susan Harris

Suddenly I’m noticing signs of death-by-drought appearing all over my neighborhood.    Not just wilting, but some dead stems, too.  And I notice that some newly planted perennials have already turned …

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The Wit and Wisdom of Andre Viette

By Susan Harris

The famous garden writer, nurseryman, and radio host Andre Viette delivered a whopping dose of his gardening “tips” to Homestead customers over the weekend and your intrepid …

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Mike McGrath on Organic Lawn Care

by Susan Harris

The nationally famous gardening guru Mike McGrath talked about “How to Get your Lawn Off Drugs” yesterday at Homestead, then stayed to answer …

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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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